CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction/Krishan Saigal. 2. Impact on South and Southeast Asia/Nittin Desai. 3. ASEAN’s Approach to Climate Change/P.V. Rao. 4. Impact on Indian Ocean Region/S.K. Chawla. 5. Technologies for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration/Malti Goel. 6. Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Societal Challenges/P.K. Gautam. 7. Impact on Economic Development/Shyam Saran. 8. Impacts on Human Health/S. Venkatesh. 9. Impact on Gangetic Delta/Kakoli Banerjee. 10. Enhancing Adaptive Capacity/R. Isaac Manuel. 11. Sustainable Solutions in Organic Farming/Juli and Vivek Cariappa. 12. Indian Ocean and Climate/D.R.Sikka. 13. Climate Change and Agriculture/Surinder Sud. 14. The Other Climate Changers: Why Black Carbon and Ozone Also Matter/Jessica Seddon Wallack and Veerabhadran Ramanathan.
Climate change is high on the international agenda with many predicting that it would be the biggest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. Nations, both developed and developing, are engaged in intense discussions on how to mitigate the impact of this emerging meta – catastrophe. The discussions have been, by and large, at the global macro-level while not as much attention has been on regional-level and ground-level issues. The book looks at both the aspects, the macro-global as well as the micro-local. At the regional level it looks at the South and Southeast Asian regions while at the local level it looks mainly at agriculture and the impact on poor and vulnerable sections. Some suggested measures for adapting to climate change are made since whatever mitigation measures are taken today we have to live with climate change till at least 2050. these includes out-of-the-box solutions like organic farming, collective use of water and other scarce resources like pasture land, recording of best local practices in arid and semi-arid areas etc. extracts from the latest IPCC Report, UNDP Human Development Report that are relevant to the South and Southeast Asian region are also annexed.