Integrate multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspectives concerning issues of development.
Promote wider consensus, through research and analysis, on effective policies.
Engage and work at local, district, state, national, South Asia regional and global levels.
Provide research support to developing countries for development and for the negotiation process for international agreements.
Carry out policy research that accounts for the political economy of the society and the effectiveness of governance.
IRADe activities in climate adaptation have cross-cutting themes such as technology assessment and policy reforms.
The key activities are:
• Research and Analysis for Decision Support
• Policy Dialogues and Dissemination
• Training and Capacity Building
• Research in Action, Monitoring and Evaluation Projects
To carry out policy analysis from multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary perspectives for decision makers
And vulnerable groups in thematic areas of climate change and environment; energy and power systems;
Sustainable urban development; agriculture and food security; poverty alleviation and gender for climatic adaptations. Using policy research and analysis, Vulnerability Assessments, Hazzard mapping, Forecasting, Climate modelling, Preparation of early warning systems, consensus building and dialogues, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation of the programs.
In climate change, IRADe covers climate mitigation, adaptation and negotiations. IRADe is a member of NATCOM institutions and INCCA (Indian Climate Change Association) assisting in country reports and provides input on negotiating positions, arguments and policy suggestions to ensure equity principles
• IRADe with the support of Department of Science and Technology (DST) assessed the socio-economic vulnerability of Himachal Pradesh to Climate Change and recommended adaptation measures to strengthen the farming system.
• Another study by IRADe in 2018, supported by MOEF&CC assessed the climate impacts on food security and livelihood in three states namely Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The study presented that the changes in climatic conditions will lead to a decrease in the yield of fine grains such as wheat and rice whereas an increase in the yield of coarse cereals such as maize.
• IRADe for Ministry of Urban Development, GoI and Ministry of Earth Science, GoI has also assessed the disaster resilience of 10 JnNURM cities and climate-induced vulnerability of coastal regions respectively. Through this study, IRADe had recommended an integrated approach for sustainable and disaster-resilient development in the cities. Due to the loss of connectivity and route blocks, the condition becomes severe during the climate-induced disaster in urban areas.
• IRADe is currently preparing Climate Adaptive Heat Stress action Plans for the Three cities of Rajkot, Bhubaneswar and New Delhi
• IRADE’s Executive Director Prof. Jyoti Parikh has been appointed as the advisor for Global commission on adaptation set up by UN Secretary-General and Gates foundation managed by World Resources Institute.
• In 2015, the French embassy in India collaborated with IRADe and organized a seminar on “How can long-term and sustained financing be structured for mitigation and adaptation”
• IRADe study in 2013-14 supported byCSSR, Ministry of Human Resource Development)Assessing Socio-Economic Vulnerability to Climate Change: A case study of Assam.