Scientist will help build resilience to climate change

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Scientists from 13 research institutes are trying to determine the vulnerabilities of the strategically important Lakshadweep islands, in an effort to help the coastal states in India to build resilience to climate change and develop technologies for mitigation and adaptation.

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The project, Vulnerability Assessment and Development of Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change Impact (VACCIN), has nine CSIR institutes besides IIT Kharagpur, University of Kolkata, Fishery Survey of India and Space Applications Centre working on it.

The 12.5 crore project will assess the impact of climate change on Indian monsoon, marine life and the carbon sequestration potential of mangroves, and will seek to identify the indicators of climate change and establish the link between climate change and vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya and water-borne diseases such as leptospirosis.

The committee has identified three technologies to check the impact of climate change, vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya and water-borne diseases such as leptospirosis.

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