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India

At a Glance

India’s diverse climate zones, ecosystems, and topography translate to unevenly distributed climate risks across the country. In the agriculturally important regions, rising temperatures, and increased extent and incidence of droughts have caused declines in rice and wheat yields. India’s most important river systems are fed by Himalayan glaciers, which are threatened by warming temperatures, severely impacting water availability for agricultural, domestic, and industrial use. In recent years, India experienced various extreme weather events which have increased the risk of heat-related issues such as stroke, exhaustion, and even death. India is the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Emissions through 2040 are expected to grow more than the rest of developing Asia combined as the economy grows and as India seeks to provide electricity access to the millions of people who lack it.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information

Climate Projections

Drought icon

Increased Severity of Droughts & Heat Waves

Increased Flooding from Sea Level Rise and Extreme Precipitation Events

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Ecosystems

Human Health

Water

Country Climate Context

Population (2023)

1.41 Billion

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

GHG Emissions Growth

2.41%

% Forested Area

23.8%

Glacier-Dependent

Yes

Funding & Key indicators


USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$16.7 Million

Clean Energy

$9.5 Million

Sustainable Landscapes

$7.2 Million

Investment Mobilized for Clean Energy (USD) (2022)

$118,110,000

Investment Mobilized for Sustainable Landscapes (USD) (2022)

$6,698,069

Hectares Under Improved Management Expected to Reduce GHG Emissions (2022)

527,138

Reduced or Sequestered GHG Emissions through Sustainable Landscapes Activities (metric tons) (2022)

1,372,247

Projected GHG Emission Reduced or Avoided from Clean Energy Through 2030 from Adopted Laws, Policies, Regulations or Technologies (tCO2e) (2022)

15,384,600

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: India

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: India

Document

Incorporating Land and Resource Governance into Climate Change Programming

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