Key Messages

Nine months into 2021, and India, a country with a population of about 1.4 billion has already experienced two devastating cyclones, searing heatwaves, and disastrous floods resulting in the loss of hundreds of lives and destruction of crops and property. The sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), released recently, warns that there is more to come.

Risk and climate change risk assessments

In the context of climate change impacts, risks result from the dynamic interactions between climate-related hazards, exposure, and vulnerability of the affected population or ecological system.