Measurement of Vulnerability to Climate Change in Char Areas

A Survey


  • Mrinal Saikia Gauhati University
  • Ratul Mahanta Gauhati University



Vulnerability index, LVI, LVI-IPCC, CVI, Char


Threats caused to the environment and human life by climate change have become an urgent issue. Climate change often aggravates hazards in a given area and has harmful effects on the people residing there. Affected by massive floods, land erosion, and the destruction of agricultural lands, char people live a risky life. Char dwellers are among the communities that suffer the most as a result of the effects of climate change. Few studies discuss the vulnerabilities of communities living in char areas to climate change. This paper attempts to summarize the existing research. It also discusses data-related issues in the measurement of vulnerability to climate change. It ends by raising some policy-related considerations.


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Author Biography

Ratul Mahanta, Gauhati University

Professor, Department of Economics, Gauhati University, Assam, India. 


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