GSDI: India

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IndiaIndia dominates the South Asian subcontinent. It features tropical forests, vast deserts, and high alpine regions. Its primary weather system is the annual monsoon rains. With the change in climate, India is threatened with uncertainty over the summer-fall monsoon season, and thus is threatened with flooding and crop damage. This increase in rainfall and local changes in temperature are expected to have significant impacts on crop production. India is also feeling the regional pressures from climate changes as refugees are crossing the border from Bangladesh to escape the mounting pressures from the rise in sea levels.

Country: India

Region: South Asia

ASP Assessment:

Vulnerability: High

Perception of Climate Change: Environmental Threat

Capacity: Medium

Preparedness: Low

Overall Assessment: Weak


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Global Security Defense Index on Climate Change – India 2014 by The American Security Project