Climate vulnerability Index

Question: Which of the following state has been given top rank in Climate vulnerability index?
(a) Assam
(b) Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Nagaland
(d) Himachal Pradesh
Answer :(a)
Related facts:

  • Climate vulnerability index is published for India.
  • It was published by Department of Science and Technology under the ministry of Science and Technology.
  • It was prepared for the 12 Himalayan states.
  • In this index ranking a given between 0 and 1.
  • Where 0 indicates least vulnerable and 1 indicates most vulnerable.
  • In this index Assam and Mizoram get the point 0.72 and 0.71 which is highest in 12 Himalayan states.
  • The study was done by IIT Bangalore.
  • Sikkim is least vulnerable which got point 0.42.
  • In this index Jammu and Kashmir got 0.62.
  • In this report India is most vulnerable followed by Pakistan.

By Achyutanand Pandey

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/a-climate-vulnerability-index-for-india/article26537153.ece
https://www.sustainablefinance.hsbc.com/our-reports/fragile-planet
https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/climate-change/climate-vulnerability-maps-developed-for-himalayan-states-63571
https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/03/21/document_cw_01.pdf

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