How Must Indian Cities Adapt To Climate Change?
The U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report in 2018, which warned of the effects of predicted coastal flooding due to global warming. Aromar Revi, one of the report’s authors, told The New York Times that, “In some parts of the world, national borders will become irrelevant,” explaining that “you can set up a wall to try to contain 10,000 and 20,000 and one million people, but not 10 million.” Revi, founding director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), has dedicated much of his professional life to sustainable development and the fight against climate change. The IIHS is “committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.” Revi joins Worldview to discuss how the trends of urbanization and climate change intersect in one of the world's most populous countries.
Worldview has partnered with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to bring you voices from the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities, which runs June 5-7, 2019.