India's Climate Hotspots

India is the world’s third largest carbon emitter but historically, between 1850-2019, India contributed just 4% of global cumulative greenhouse gas emissions. Even so, like many countries from the global South, India is heavily affected by cloudbursts, flash floods, droughts, cyclones and heatwaves.

India had extreme weather events on 242 of the 273 days between January 1 and September 30, 2022.

Tracking the impacts of climate-change at the local level is key to understanding its current and potential impacts on people, in mitigation, and in larger policy-formulation to combat climate-change and its impacts.

In this ongoing project, we are tracking climate change hotspots across India, and you can find stories spanning the length and breadth of the country, from Ratnagiri in Maharashtra to Srinagar in Kashmir to Panna in Madhya Pradesh and Ganjam in Odisha.