The DA group has been actively engaged in research, advocacy and outreach activities for climate change adaptation and mitigation at global, national and regional levels. Some of its initiatives are GHG inventorisation and policy research for National Communications, vulnerability assessments, community based climate change adaptation, climate risk communication, climate adaptive planning and mainstreaming climate change in developmental agenda.
DA has extensive experience in employing research assessments, tools, techniques and methodologies; for identifying vulnerabilities to climate change. The results from these studies have provided inputs to the Madhya Pradesh State Action plan on Climate Change, Second NATCOM and so on.
DA is actively engaged in devising and implementing community-led adaptation strategies; by empowering communities and local institutions in the rural areas of India. It designs and delivers strategies to help rural communities cope with climate change vulnerabilities. It also helps communities by promoting climate resilient farming solutions, afforestation strategies and enhancing their adaptive capacities to address climate change. DA is extensively working on climate change communications and climate adaptive planning at the grass-roots level to facilitate further uptake and upscale of these adaptive measures.
Also, DA is actively engaged in policy research at national, regional and global levels, and is facilitating practice-to-policy connect for climate resilient development. DA is a founding member and board member of Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and has been working with the network to strengthen South Asia's position in global climate change negotiations and policy development processes.