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This is a series of policy briefs by TERI based on its research work in specific areas. These briefs are being made available to members of parliament, policy-makers, regulators, sectoral experts, civil society and the media. The purpose is to focus on key issues and list our policy recommendations to encourage wider discussion and debate. Your comments and suggestions will be of immense value.

July 2016

Road Map for Mainstreaming Urban Climate Resilience in Uttarakhand

This policy brief is based on the learning that emerged from TERI's two-year-long program on 'State Level Policy Engagement for Mainstreaming Urban Climate Resilience' in Goa and Uttarakhand, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation under its Asian Cities Climate Change Resilient Network (ACCCRN) initiative. ACCCRN—a 9-year initiative (2008–16) has been instrumental in bringing forth the urban climate change resilience agenda to cities in Asia. In India, with ACCCRN's support, various cities, viz. Surat, Indore, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Mysore, Bhubaneswar, have developed and demonstrated effective processes and practices for addressing urban climate vulnerabilities using participatory planning as well as implementing targeted intervention projects. The ACCCRN experience, however, has revealed lack of an enabling policy environment, institutional and financial arrangements, and statutory backing;

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