Climate Services for Regional Policy Planning

15 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020
Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj

There is an increasing demand and attention among various stakeholders in developing countries like India to take into account potential implications of climate variability and change for planning and prioritizing of development strategies and activities.

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On 15th October 2020, 15:00 PM - 17:30 hrs IST

In this regard, TERI in collaboration with Norwegian Embassy developed the following two climate service products under the phase 2 of the ongoing Norwegian Framework Agreement.

The first product is a climate atlas in the form of a web portal called 'TERI Climate Tool' or TCT which provides development practitioners a resource to explore and learn about changing regional climate profiles of past and future, and incorporates the same in assessing the vulnerabilities and risks at multiple levels of detail. The second is a Flood Early Warning System for predicting urban floods for Jorhat city (FEWS-J). These tools fill the current gap between climate information services and demands in India by incorporating the best available high resolution climate and weather risk data. These ICT enabled tools allows the beneficiaries to strengthen their ability to understand the information, enhance their preparedness and for an informed decision-making at national and local levels. The upcoming virtual launch of TCT and FEWS-J would be followed by a short discussion on the following aspects:

  • How science-based tools on risks assessments can be used by policy makers to manage climate disasters to advance climate change adaptation?
  • How regional cooperation could enhance the provisioning of science based tools?
  • How can scientific knowledge regarding disaster and climate risks be enhanced to support effective communication and trigger adaptation actions by individuals?
  • How can an effective data sharing and communication strategy for managing and averting disasters are integrated in the developmental policy or measures?


  • Mr R R Rashmi, Distinguished Fellow, TERI


  • Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI
  • Sh Jishnu Baruah, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Assam, Revenue and Disaster Management Department
  • Mr K Kalamegam, Environment Engineer, DST&E, Govt. Of Puducherry
  • Ms Camilla Dannevig, Counsellor Cooperation, Embassy of Norway to India
  • Sh B P Yadav, Deputy Director General of Meteorology-Hydrology, India Meteorological Department (IMD)
  • Dr Lu Li, Research Scientist, NORCE, Norway
  • Shri M S Manivannan, Chief Executive Officer, Assam State Disaster Management Authority
  • Mr Pran Krishna Gogoi, District Project Officer, District Disaster Management Authority, Jorhat
  • Mr Sandeep Arur, Industry expert
  • Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director, ESCC, TERI
  • Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj, Fellow, Centre for Climate Modelling, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI
  • Mr Prasoon Singh, Associate Fellow, Centre for Global Environment Research, Earth Science and Climate Change, TERI

Climate services

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Mr Saurabh Bhardwaj
Centre for Climate Modelling
Earth Science and Climate Change

Climate science
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Climate modelling
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