Ecological engineering for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Dhyani, S. and Thummarukuddy, M. | Environmental Science and Pollution Research International | 2016 | Peer Reviewed | Conference proceedings |


CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) along with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva, organized a consultative workshop on “Ecological Engineering for DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) and CCA (Climate Change Adaptation)” in NEERI, Nagpur, on February 5, 2016. The workshop brought together technical experts and policy makers across India to review how the new opportunities offered by science and international policies could be leveraged to promote ecosystem-based (Eb) approaches in India. The consultation succeeded in brainstorming and identifying key actions, actors, and priority areas keeping in view conservation and development challenges. Discussions were also on implementation strategies, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. Workshop also came up with integrating biodiversity management with existing and ongoing development practices, including existing policy measures and enabling mechanisms at regional, national, and state level. Priority actions for improving DRR approaches, and identification of interventions to support EbDRR and EbA in the country, and possible role and responsibility of potential national institutions and other agencies were the final outcomes of the brainstorming and workshop.