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Mihir Bhatt

Mihir Bhatt

Mihir R. Bhatt is CDKN’s Country Engagement Leader for India, and the Director of the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), Ahmedabad, Gujarat. AIDMI works on direct action and community learning integrating risk reduction with resilience building.

His role as Country Engagement Leader is to access and use high quality evidence and tools to integrate climate challenges into India’s national economic policies, plans and practices. His role also includes mobilising, channeling and leverageing finance strategically to low carbon and resilient options and coordinating, collaborating and scaling-out innovation from emergent practices while publicsing lessons learned.

He was one of the lead co-authors of chapter 9 of IPCC SREX Report, “Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation”, and is working to strengthen integration between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation through programme development, monitoring, evaluation, review, and donor dialogues. He is building synergies for Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management (CSDRM) partnerships at a subnational level in India.

Mihir has worked with IFIs, the UN, donors, government task forces and a wide range of local authorities and organisations on CSDRM, innovations in risk finance, autonomous adaptations, loss and damage, safer infrastructure services and ways of making the poor central to urban and sub-national resilience building processes.



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OPINION: No excuses on clean energy

There can be no more excuses for clean energy solutions designed solely to reduce emissions. It is time to talk, highlight and realise other socio-economic benefits, such as green employment and health - say Aditi Paul and Mihir Bhatt of CDKN India. [more]…

NEWS: Indian initiative to promote clean energy

CDKN's Senior Strategic Advisor for India, Mihir Bhatt, discusses the Government of India's new initiative to promote clean energy in light of COP22. [more]…

FEATURE: India strengthens its credentials for green bond issue

CDKN’s Senior Advisor for India, Mihir Bhatt, and Head of the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute watches India expand its participation in global green bond markets and highlights the striking potential of this investment vehicle for driving green growth. [more]…

FEATURE: Has India's Supreme Court taken a step towards climate compatible development?

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN's Senior Strategic Advisor in India - who heads the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) - reflects on an historic judgement by India's Supreme Court this month in response to the country's severe drought. [more]…

FEATURE: Severe heat wave grips India - Authorities can draw on insights from Ahmedabad experience

CDKN's Mihir Bhatt reports from Ahmedabad, in India's current heat wave zone - and reflects on how learning from CDKN's innovative partnership project in Ahmedabad could help save lives all over again. [more]…

OPINION: After Paris - "About money and determination", a view from Mihir Bhatt, India

Three months after the Paris climate deal was struck, Mihir Bhatt, CDKN´s country leader for India, who leads the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI), talks to CDKN's Miren Gutierrez about the next steps needed to implement India's climate commitments. [more]…

OPINION: COP21 Paris - Now What?

CDKN's Senior Country Advisor for India, Mihir Bhatt discusses India’s future direction in light of the Paris Agreement and the four main areas that the country can focus on. [more]…

OPINION: India’s INDCs – An opportunity for co-creation of green technologies

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN’s Senior Country Advisor for India reflects on the country’s newly released INDCs and the opportunities they present for India. [more]…

OPINION: Earthquake in Nepal: insights on disaster preparedness

Mihir Bhatt, CDKN’s Senior Country Advisor for India and Director of the All India Disaster Management Institute, reviews what the disaster response to the recent earthquakes in Nepal can tell us about preparing for climate-related disasters. [more]…

OPINION: India’s 2015 Union Budget: a further step toward climate compatible development?

CDKN’s Senior Country Advisor for India, Mihir Bhatt, assesses the degree to which India’s 2015 Union Budget will advance climate compatible development – and how CDKN will respond. Green India India is [more]…

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