Research

Research Articles
  1. Rao N, Singh C, Solomon D...Lawson ET (2019) Managing risk, changing aspirations and household dynamics: implications for well-being and adaptation in semi-arid Africa and India. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104667
  2. Singh C and Basu R (2019) Moving in and out of vulnerability: interrogating migration as an adaptation strategy along a rural urban continuum in India The Geographical Journal (forthcoming). DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12328
  3. Ziervogel G, Satyal P, Basu R, Mensah A, Singh C, Hegga S, Abu T. Vertical Integration for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Lessons from Decentralisation in Africa and India Regional Environmental Change (forthcoming
  4. Conway D, Nicholls R, Brown S, Tebboth M, Adger WN, Bashir A, Biemans H, Crick F, Lutz A, De Campos RS, Said S, Singh C, Zaroug M, Ludi E, New M, Wester P (2019) The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0502-0
  5. Singh C, Solomon D, Bendapudi R, Kuchimanchi B, Iyer S, Bazaz A (2019). What shapes vulnerability and risk management in semi-arid India? Moving towards an agenda of sustainable adaptationEnvironment and Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2019.04.007
  6. Singh C (2019) Migration as a driver of changing household structures: implications for household livelihoods and adaptation. Migration and Development. DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2019.1589073 
  7. Singh C, Rahman A, Srinivas A, Bazaz A (2018) Risks and responses in rural India: implications for local climate change adaptation actionClimate Risk Management, 1, 52–68 DOI: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.06.001
  8. Singh C, Osbahr H, and Dorward P (2018) The importance of rural perceptions of water scarcity: shaping differential adaptation behaviour in Rajasthan, India. Regional Environmental Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1358-y 
  9. Singh C, Rahman A (2018) Urbanising the rural: reflections on India’s National Rurban Mission Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, DOI: 10.1002/app5.234
  10. Gajjar S, Singh C, Deshpande (2018) Tracing back to move ahead: Development Pathways that define Adaptation FuturesClimate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2018.1442793
  11. Singh C (2018) Is Participatory Watershed Development Building Local Adaptive Capacity? Findings from a case study in Rajasthan, IndiaEnvironment and Development, DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2017.11.004
  12. Singh C (2018) Using life histories to understand temporal vulnerability to climate change in highly dynamic contextsSAGE Research Methods Case, DOI: 10.4135/9781526440358
  13. Singh C, Daron J, Bazaz A,  Ziervogel G, Spear D, Krishnaswamy J, Zaroug M, Kituyi E (2017) The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and IndiaClimate and Development,10(5), 389–405 DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2017.1318744
  14. Singh C, Deshpande T, Basu, R (2017) How do we assess vulnerability to climate change in India? A systematic review of literature Regional Environmental Change, 17(2) 527-538 DOI: 10.1007/s10113-016-1043-y
  15. Singh C, Dorward P, and Osbahr H (2016) Developing a holistic approach to the analysis of farmer decision-making: implications for adaptation policy and practice in developing countriesLand Use Policy, 59, 329-343 DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.041
  16. Zanzanaini C, Tran B, Singh C, Hart A, Milder J, DeClerck F (2017) Integrated landscape management for agriculture, livelihoods, and ecosystem conservation: An assessment of experience from South and Southeast AsiaLandscape and Urban Planning, 165, 11-21 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.03.010
  17. Singh C, Tebboth M, Spear D, Mensah A, Ansah P. Opening up the methodological toolkit on adaptation research: reflections from using life history approaches (under review) 
  18. Rao N, Mishra A, Prakash A, Singh C...et al. Women’s agency and adaptive capacity in climate change hotspots: A qualitative comparative analysis from Asia and Africa (under review) 
Book Chapters
  1. Singh, C. (2019) Of borewells and bicycles: the gendered nature of water access in Kolar, Karnataka and its implications on local adaptive capacity in Hans A, Rao N, Prakash A, Patel A (Eds.) En-gendering Climate Change: Learnings from South Asia. Routledge (Forthcoming). 
  2. Gajjar SP, Jain G, Michael K and Singh C (2019) Entrenched vulnerabilities: Evaluating climate justice across development and adaptation responses in Southern India in K.K. Bhavnani, J. Foran, P.A. Kurian & D. Munshi (Eds.), Climate Futures: Re-imagining Global Climate Justice. ZED Books. (Forthcoming)
  3. Sami N, Singh C and Bazaz A (2016) Climate Change Policy in India and Goal 13 in Urban Policy Dialogues: Operationalising SDGs. Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore Paperback.
  4. Singh C, Rahman, A and Basu, R. Exploring the interface between climate change and migration: evidence from India in Chandrasekhar S, Kundu D, Naik M & Mukhopadhya P (Eds.) Handbook on Internal Migration in India. (under review) 
Working Papers/Reports/Policy Briefs
  1. Summary for Urban Policymakers: What the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Means for Cities [Link]
  2. IPCC (2018). Summary for Policymakers. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte (eds.)]. In Press. [Link]
  3. de Coninck, H. et al. (2018). Chapter 4: Strengthening and implementing the global response. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty [V. Masson-Delmotte (eds.)]. In Press. [Link].
  4. Few R, Singh C, Spear D, Davies J, Tebboth M, Sidibe A, Mensah A, Thompson-Hall M (2019) When adaptation barriers and enablers intersect: Key considerations for adaptation planning drawn from ASSAR’s findings. ASSAR, South Africa.[Link]
  5. Davies J, Singh C, Tebboth M, Spear D, Mensah A, Ansah P (2018) Conducting Life History Interviews: A How-to Guide. ASSAR, South Africa.[Link]
  6. Hegde G, Singh C, Kaur H (2018) Adaptation as Innovation - lessons from smallholder farmers in rainfed Karnataka ASSAR, South Africa. [Link]
  7. Jain G, Singh C, Coehlo K, and Malladi T (2017) Long-term implications of humanitarian responses: The case of Chennai. IIED Working Paper, London UK. [Link]
  8. Jain, G, Singh C and Malladi T (2017) Rethinking Post-disaster Relocation in Urban India. IIED Policy Brief, London UK. [Link]
  9. Srinivas A, Singh C, Rahman A. Mobility along the Rural to Urban continuum: A case study from Karnataka state in Southern India. Interim ASSAR Report.
  10. Basu R and Singh, C (2017). Governing water across scales: The Karnataka experience in ASSAR Spotlight on Water. ASSAR, South Africa. [Link]
  11. Singh C, Michael K and Bazaz A (2017). Barriers and enablers to climate adaptation: evidence from rural and urban areas in India. ASSAR Information Brief, ASSAR, South Africa. [Link
  12. Michael K, Singh C and Bazaz A (2017). Dimensions of Vulnerability in Rural and Urban Areas: A case of migrants in Karnataka. ASSAR Information Brief, ASSAR, South Africa. [Link
  13. Singh C, Basu, R and Srinivas, A (2016). Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses. ASSAR Short Report, ASSAR, South Africa. [Link]
  14. Singh C, Gajjar Pahwa S, Deshpande T (2016). Policies, Projects and People: Exploring the Adaptation-development Spectrum in India. CARIAA-ASSAR Working Paper #2. International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and UK Aid, London, United Kingdom. [Link]
  15. Singh C, Unqhart P, Kituyi E. (2016) From pilots to systems: barriers and enablers to scaling up the use of climate information services in smallholder farming communities. CARIAA Working Paper #3. Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada  [Link
  16. Singh C, Bendapudi R, Deshpande T, Solomon D. (2015). The Adaptation Development Spectrum in Revi, A. et al. (eds.). Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas in India. ASSAR Working Paper, ASSAR PMU, South Africa. Pages 82-115. [Link]
  17. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). Environmental Threats in Cold Deserts – Challenges and the Way Ahead Backgrounder for a Consultative Workshop. Pragya, Gurgaon [Link]
  18. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). The Silent Crisis in Himalayan Cold Deserts – A Study on Droughts and Desertification. Pragya, Gurgaon. [Link]
  19. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). Environmental Volatility in Himalayan Cold Deserts – A Study on Rapid Onset Disasters. Pragya, Gurgaon. [Link]
Theses
  1. Understanding water scarcity and climate variability: a study of farmer vulnerability and response strategies in northwest India. Doctoral Thesis, University of Reading, United Kingdom. [Link]
  2. India's Ecological Footprint in Latin American Countries - Emerging Approaches in the Soybean Sector. Masters Dissertation, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI University), New Delhi, India.
Conference presentations/ Invited talks
  1. How do we assess vulnerability to climate change in India? at Workshop on Status of Climate Science and Technology in Asia for IPCC AR6, Kuala Lumpur (2018).
  2. Opening up the methodological toolkit on adaptation research, Masterclass at Adaptation Futures, Cape Town (2018).
  3. It’s not just about data – Demand-driven climate services for better adaptation decision-making, Session Co-Convener at Adaptation Futures, Cape Town (2018).
  4. Climate change adaptation in cities: Insights on actors, institutions, and agendas, Session Convener and speaker at Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, Edmonton (2018).
  5. Differential vulnerability and response strategies: Evidence from a rural urban continuum in Karnataka at ASSAR Third National Consultation on Climate Change, New Delhi (2017).
  6. Is migration adaptation? Insights from the ASSAR Project at CARIAA Economics Winter School, Invited Speaker on session on migration, TERI University, New Delhi (2017).
  7. Mixed Methods: Surveys, Focus Group Discussions and Life History Approaches to Study Livelihoods Vulnerability at Research Methods Session, PhD Workshop, IIHS, Bangalore (2017). [Link]
  8. Moving in and out of vulnerability: migration as an adaptation strategy along a rural urban continuum in Karnataka at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London (2016). [Link]
  9. How do we assess vulnerability to climate change in India? A systematic review of literature at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London (2016). [Link]
  10. Livelihood Transitions along a rural-urban continuum: Case of Kolar district, Karnataka (with Ritwika Basu and Madhushree Munsi). Poster presented at ASSAR Annual Meeting, Addis Ababa (2016). [Link]
  11. Development pathways as a lens to understand adaptation, maladaptation and maldevelopment (with Sumetee P Gajjar). Adaptation Futures, Rotterdam (2016). [Link]
  12. A holistic approach to the analysis of farmer decision-making: implications for adaptation policy and practice in developing countries. Poster presented at Adaptation Futures, Rotterdam (2016).
  13. Climate Change and Uncertainty from Above and Below, STEPS Workshop, New Delhi (2016).
  14. Scaling up climate information services: Lessons from India, Invited speaker at the Development and Climate Days, Side Event at COP 21, Paris (2015).
  15. Watershed Development in India: is community participation mere rhetoric? Nordic Development Conference ‘Knowing Development, Developing Knowledge?’ University of Helsinki, Helsinki (2013).
  16. Is climate variability the only factor affecting farmer perceptions risk? A case study in southeast Rajasthan at Annual Economics and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, United Kingdom (2013).

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