Tamanna Dalal

Research Associate, Adaptation and Resilience

Tamanna Dalal is a Research Associate in the Adaptation and Resilience team at the Sustainable Futures Collaborative (SFC). Her current work focuses on policies to combat extreme heat in India. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delhi. In her previous role at the Centre for Policy Research, Tamanna worked on assessing and financing Heat Action Plans in India. Her broader research interests include climate impacts, climate adaptation, and sustainable agriculture.

Publications

Opinions

Adaptation and Resilience

Extreme heat in India needs funds to fix

Tamanna Dalal

26 June 2024

The recent spate of deadly heatwaves highlights the need for long-term systemic solutions, which come with a hefty price tag. Here’s how India can foot the bill.

Opinions

Adaptation and Resilience

Environmental Governance and Policy

Unified action needed to tackle extreme heat and air pollution

Annanya Mahajan and Tamanna Dalal

25 June 2024

The combined impact of air pollution and heatwaves can be far more severe than individual impacts, as various reactions between heat and gases in the air can affect cardiovascular, respiratory and immune systems. Adopting unified protective health measures against both issues is crucial.

SFC Perspectives

Adaptation and Resilience

Climate Policy

Energy Transitions

Environmental Governance and Policy

SFC Perspectives on Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Policy, Energy Transitions, and Environmental Governance and Policy

SFC

19 March 2024

SFC Perspectives are intended to stimulate discussion by providing an overview of key issues and avenues for action to inform India's sustainable development trajectory.

SFC Perspectives

Adaptation and Resilience

Perspectives on Adaptation and Resilience: Building systems that allow India to adapt to climate impacts

Aditya Valiathan Pillai and Tamanna Dalal

18 March 2024

The scale and complexity of the climate challenge merits serious consideration of systemic change, and a re-examination of what is needed for economy and society to thrive in an era of frequent, and often ravaging, climate impacts.

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