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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Coastal Communities and Climate Change: A Case Study in Gujarat, India

  • Anil Kumar Roy*

    CEPT University, India

    *Corresponding author: Anil Kumar Roy, CEPT University, Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-380009, India, Tel: 9377532316; Email: royanil@gmail.com

Submission: January 25, 2018; Published: April 03, 2018

Volume2 Issue1
April 2018

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Developing countries are highly vulnerable to climate change [1,2]. They have less coping capacity to deal with its negative impacts. India is one of the most vulnerable countries in South Asia. It urgently requires adaptation and mitigation measures to cope with possible impacts arising from extreme weather events due to climate change. Indian cities, particularly the coastal ones, are at a comparatively greater risk as their population is likely to grow rapidly and may reach 500 million over the next 50 years [3]. The assessment of climate change impacts and adaptability both at the macro region and micro levels is necessary to create effective mitigation policies [4,5].

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