Climate change and natural disasters: The India context
Climate change and disasters are fast emerging as the most defining challenges of the 21st century. Global Risk 2021 Report indicated that climate change - to which no one is immune-continues to be a catastrophic risk. Although lockdowns worldwide caused global emissions to fall in the first half of 2020, evidence from the 2008-2009 financial crises warns that emissions could bounce back. A shift towards greener economies cannot be delayed until the shocks of the pandemic subside. Global Risks Perception Survey and Methodology identified that climate action failure is the most impactful and second most likely long-term risk. The paper tried to examine the nexus between climate change and disaster in the context of India, the future projections of the IPCC and other regional assessments, along the disaster profile of the country.