National Consultation on Climate and Global Change in Diverse Social Ecological Systems in India: Emerging Knowledge of Threats and Opportunities for Adaptation
ATREE organized a one day workshop on January 11th, 2019, in Chennai to share experiences from the recently completed ASSAR project. ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) is a multi-institutional, multi-scale, interdisciplinary project to inform and transform climate adaptation policy and practice in ways that promote the long-term wellbeing of the most vulnerable and those with the least agency.
At the workshop, ATREE researchers, presented their work from the Moyar-Bhavani basin, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the three sites in India, where they studied the dynamics and mechanisms of adaptation to climate change at scale in diverse socio-ecological systems in the semi-arid regions.
Dr. Jagdish Krishnaswamy presented key insights from 'Dynamic Ecosystem Services' theme which was followed by a panel discussion, he led on 'Management of Alien Invasive Species in Protected Areas'. Dr. Shrinivas Badiger presented key insights from ' Social Differentiation, Gender and Governance Themes', which was followed by a panel discussion on 'Adaptive Governance of Forests in Response to Global Change' led by Dr. Siddhartha Krishnan. The ASSAR project funded by CARIAA initiative is focussed on semi-arid regions.