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Climate and Society: Beyond General Circulation Models

Responses to climate change need to be understood at different temporal and spatial scales of its contingent formation, rather than being derived mechanistically through analyses of presumed climate impacts. Governmental, social, and household level responses to climate change must be undertaken despite substantial uncertainty about the location, intensity, frequency, and disruptive potential of many climate impacts and ongoing social transformations. At …

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Impact of Climatic Conditions on GDP

A one degree Celsius increase in daily mean temperatures would on an average decrease agricultural output by 11% in India. The overall GDP, as a result, would reduce by 28%, making the 8% per annum GDP growth rate a pipedream. The consequences of climate change could be devastating, if policy makers continue to ignore it. Agricultural output would fall resulting …

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Crop Diversification to Reduce Exposure to Climatic Changes: Associated Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Lack of well-developed supply chain systems for alternative crops expose farmers to considerable risk, making it difficult for them to move away from the paddy/wheat crop rotation cycle. Public policy interventions and supply chain innovations such as targeted insurance products, pooling practices, investments in skill development, entrepreneurial models for service provision, market-side initiatives and a better understanding of supply chain …

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Institutional Arrangements for Evolving Climate Policy in India

A right mix of top-down and bottom-up approach is needed for meaningful outcomes from a climate policy. To this end, the strengthening of institutional aspects are crucial in facilitating and engaging players and institutions at all levels to effectively implement both national and state level climate action plans. Developing countries are increasingly vulnerable to climate change related risks due to their …

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From Apple Juice to Garlic Pickle: Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas

Democratic governance at multiple scales and articulation between institutions across scales are critical components of successful adaptation by communities to climate change. It is through self-organised adaptation by means of ongoing, multi-directional, and organic processes of engagement that broader strategies emerge to address climate change. Tropes of catastrophe have dominated conversations about climate change and its impact on communities. More often …

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Mitigating Risk and Vulnerability: Household-Level Responses to Drought

A survey of five drought prone states across India by ISB researchers shows that even as farming households wait for elusive government support, they devise their own coping mechanisms to address the fallout of drought. Having said that, the findings of the study point to the urgency for decision makers to prioritise drought mitigation, and adaptation strategies and for better …

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Indian Aviation Industry in 2016: Ready for Takeoff

Indian aviation is in a sweet spot. If the proposed improvements in policy, procedure, safety, security and  infrastructure are implemented in letter and spirit, this could turn out to be one of the best decades for Indian aviation. India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world. Domestic air travel during April 2015 to March 2016 grew at …

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Robust Airline Operations: Planning for uncertainty

Managing flight schedules are as important for improving airline bottom lines as airport bottlenecks. Schedule padding in isolation may never achieve the desired result of improving operational robustness. Instead, it could further conceal operational inefficiencies and impose additional costs. Flight delays and cancellations are common to most airlines worldwide. Delays can be costly and have a significant impact on the economy, …

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Low Cost Airports: Catalysts For Inclusive Growth

“The world is focused on Indian aviation – from manufacturers, tourism boards, airlines and global businesses to individual travellers, shippers and businessmen. If we can find common purpose among all stakeholders in Indian aviation, a bright future is at hand.” - Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA). In 2015-16, Indian domestic passenger traffic has shown an …

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Innovation and Growth Strategies for Global Markets

The war chest of a global strategist is bestowed with varied innovative growth strategy arsenal to win and conquer the global battles of business. This article captures a dozen lessons that deserve attention in strategy development. As a strategist your innovation is to embrace one or a combination thereof to succeed.  What is innovation? Innovation, sans jargon, simply means ‘doing things better’. …

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