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Indicator-Based Assessment of Resilience and Vulnerability in the Indian Himalayan Region: A Case Study on Socio-Economy under Different Scenarios

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Project Scientist, DST-NMSHE, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun 248001, India
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Department of Ecodevelopment Planning and Participatory Management, Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun 248001, India
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Sustainability 2020, 12(17), 6938; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176938
Received: 1 May 2020 / Revised: 6 July 2020 / Accepted: 10 July 2020 / Published: 26 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping)
The Indian Himalayan region is vulnerable to climate change because of its geospatial fragility. The present study gives a framework for the analysis of household and village-level resilience and vulnerability in the Bhagirathi Basin of Indian Western Himalayan region under different climate change scenarios. Villages were selected depending on different biophysical criteria to have a good representation of the study area. Household-level survey using the household economy approach was done in 646 households of 30 villages to collect information on indicators of natural, physical, financial and human capital assets and scores were generated for each category. A cumulative resilience score was obtained for each household and village. Future climate projections on mean annual temperature were also accessed under Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 to estimate the change in mean temperature of the studied villages and probable change in agricultural production. The result shows that most of the villages of Tehri Garhwal are clustered in vulnerable classes in comparison to Uttarkashi villages and vulnerability scores of 11 and 8 villages changed under climate shock and future agricultural production change scenarios, respectively. The study has manifold implications on further research and policy implementation under socioeconomic vulnerability in the Himalayan region. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; Himalaya; household indicators; capital assets; vulnerability climate change; Himalaya; household indicators; capital assets; vulnerability
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Dasgupta, S.; Badola, R. Indicator-Based Assessment of Resilience and Vulnerability in the Indian Himalayan Region: A Case Study on Socio-Economy under Different Scenarios. Sustainability 2020, 12, 6938.

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