In India there is an increasing abundance of research on the impacts of climate change on communities and models for adaptation. However, this research has had limited impact at the local level partly due to the challenges of communicating it in ways that are appropriate to local stakeholders’ needs, and failure to meaningfully engage existing local institutions and local cultural practices.
The Shubh Kal project aims to strengthen community knowledge and voice on climate change impacts and adaptation by increasing their input into local research and policy dialogues and enabling communities to share their experiences of adapting to climate change.
The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. They do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. They work in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally. They hold to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability.