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The IUP Journal of Knowledge Management :
Knowledge Management for Climate Change and Sustainable Development: An Initiative by the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh
and a Proposed Framework
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Climate Change (CC) has in the recent past generated high interest across the globe. Related to CC has been the issue of sustainable development that is seen interlinked with these environmental changes. This has been more adverse in the developing and poor countries of Asia and Africa. Hence, CC mitigation and adaptation measures are increasingly becoming important. However, this requires the knowledge and skills about the situation assessment arising out of CC, the likely effects of CC with specific relevance to geographic areas, areas of impact, and the different skills related to corrective measures. This can involve different skills ranging from understanding of geography, environment, technology, policy, economics, human behavior, management, etc. In fact, Knowledge Management (KM) has been identified to be central to the response strategy to CC by various government and non-government agencies across the globe. Thus implementing KM systems for CC and sustainable development can be useful in such situations. This paper attempts to arrive at a framework for KM in such situations. The paper takes the background situation of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and proposes a framework for stakeholder identification and their needs. It also suggests a unique delivery model suitable for such situations and guides on implementation of such system. The paper suggests a framework for KM that is apt in the public governance domain.

 
 
 

Climate Change (CC) has in the recent past generated high interest across the globe. This is reflected in terms of the topics being researched and talked about in the circles of political, academic and common citizens (Nath and Behera, 2011; and Quintana et al., 2018) and emergent from various IPCC reports and conferences conducted on this theme. CC refers to any long-term significant change in the “average weather” in terms of temperature, precipitation and wind patterns. CC is expected to affect our natural systems such as glacial lakes, arctic and antarctic ecosystems, hydrologic systems, terrestrial biological systems, forests, etc. This would in turn impact severely the human population, health, agriculture, industry, society and so on (Mendelsohn and Sanghi, 2008; Franssen, 2009; Binder, 2011; Nath and Behera, 2011; Niles et al., 2015; and Martínez et al., 2018). Further, it is feared that the effects of CC are likely to increase.

 
 
 

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