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Climate Change Country Profile

India is currently the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases globally. It is expected to become the world’s most populous country by 2030. India’s diverse climate zones, ecosystems, and topography contribute to variably distributed climate risks across the country. Rising temperatures and more frequent and intense droughts have caused crop yield declines and failures, disrupting the livelihoods and food security of vulnerable communities. India’s most important river systems are fed by Himalayan glaciers that are threatened by climbing temperatures, severely impacting water availability. Extreme weather events have increased the risk of heat-related threats to human health. Dependence on fossil-fuel imports has impacted the country's energy security and economic growth. Forest degradation is leading to increasing greenhouse gas emissions and loss of livelihoods.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:45am

Last updated: April 22, 2021