DFID India Climate Risk Screening: Securing Poverty Reduction in the Face of Climate Change
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The poorest people are likely to be hit hardest by the impacts of climate variability and change. The ORCHID climate risk management approach, developed for screening development cooperation, helps identify both risks and opportunities for tackling climate change impacts on poverty reduction programmes. Development agencies can apply this methodology to ensure their efforts work to reduce the vulnerability of those most at risk to climate shocks and stresses. This briefing presents the results of an ORCHID-approach to climate risk screening of the programme portfolio of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in India, including support to national and state government programmes. It details the potential adaptation options identified for individual programmes and highlights lessons for embedding the approach in development cooperation more broadly by implementing ORCHID at the country strategy level and across other development organisations and governments.
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Institute of Development Studies and TERI (2008) DFID India Climate Risk Screening: Securing Poverty Reduction in the Face of Climate Change, IDS Research Summary, Brighton: IDS