Key Findings from ASSAR’S Regional Diagnostic Study and Initial Research: Bangalore Sub-Region, Karnataka, Information Brief

March 2016


In a dynamic sub-region such as Bangalore, we need a more nuanced understanding of the dimensions and differentiation of vulnerability in order for climate change adaptation policy and practice to better address the causes of this vulnerability. Dynamic small subsets (“micro-hotspots”) exist within the larger semi-arid sub-regions. Within these micro-hotspots, an understanding of (a) both current and future climate variability, (b) non-climatic risks, and (c) their coupled influence, are topics that need attention and further exploration. Inappropriate institutional regimes intensify existing inequity in accessing public services, natural resources, knowledge and power. A responsive governance framework is therefore imperative to meet local and sub-regional imbalances.