Climate resilient green growth strategy for Punjab: towards an inclusive development agenda

Climate change and resulting climate variability will have an impact on natural resources in Punjab. Given that the State’s developmental activities are dependent on natural resources, for developing a climate resilient green growth strategy, it becomes important to understand as to what will be the impact of climate variability on the soil and water parameters. In addition, for considering inclusive development aspects, it becomes relevant to understand developmental activities considering socio-economic aspects and perceptions of communities. This report brings together the analytical components for understanding aspects to inform decision-making for: Climate variability; Soil and water; Power generation; and Stakeholder perspectives on natural resource management. The analytical framework included three models (climate modelling, soil and water assessment tool, and energy modelling), case studies from field visits, and a comprehensive review of sector-wise interventions in Punjab.