Journal Articles

  1. Tebboth MG, Singh C, Spear D, Mensah AM, & Ansah P (2023). Everyday mobility and changing livelihood trajectories: implications for vulnerability and adaptation in dryland regions. Ecology and Society, 28(1). open access
  2. Simpson NP, …Singh C, … et al. (2023). Adaptation to compound climate risks: a systematic global stocktake. iScience, 105926. open access
  3. Rao N, Patil S, Singh C, & Roy P (2023). Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture for Sustainability and Wellbeing: A response. Sustainable Cities and Society, 104462. open access
  4. Pickering K, Galappaththi EK, Ford JD, Singh C, et al. (2023). Indigenous peoples and the COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic scoping review. Environmental Research Letters, 18(3), 1-16. open access
  5. Huxley R, Walsh B, Oke C, … Singh, C… (2022). A Research Agenda for Transformative Urban Climate Action. Journal of City Climate Policy and Economy, 1(1), 13-31. open access
  6. Ford J D, Zavaleta-Cortijo C, Singh C… (2022). Interactions between climate and COVID-19. The Lancet Planetary Health, 6(10), e825-e833. open access
  7. Rao N, Patil S, Singh C, Roy P, Pryor C, Poonacha P, & Genes M (2022). Cultivating Sustainable and Healthy Cities: A Systematic Literature Review of the Outcomes of Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture. Sustainable Cities and Society, 104063. open access
  8. Roy J, Prakash A, Some S, Singh C, … (2022). Synergies and trade-offs between climate change adaptation options and gender equality: a review of the global literature. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 9(1), 1-13. open access
  9. Maharjan A, … Singh C, & Mishra A (2022). Air pollution exposure and its impacts on everyday life and livelihoods of vulnerable urban populations in South Asia. Environmental Research Communications. 4(7) doi:10.1088/2515-7620/ac77e0 open access
  10. Singh C, Iyer S, New MG, Few R, Kuchimanchi B, Segnon AC, & Morchain D (2021). Interrogating ‘effectiveness’ in climate change adaptation: 11 guiding principles for adaptation research and practice. Climate and Development, 1-15. open access
  11. Singh C, Solomon DS, Rao N (2021). How does climate change adaptation policy in India consider gender? An analysis of 28 state action plans. Climate Policy 10.1080/14693062.2021.1953434
  12. Berrang-Ford et al. (2021). A global systematic stocktake of evidence on human adaptation to climate change. Nature Climate Change 11, 989–1000
  13. Cundill G, Singh C, Adger WN, de Campos RS, Vincent K, Tebboth M, Maharjan A (2021). Toward a climate mobilities research agenda: intersectionality, immobility, and policy responses. Global Environmental Change 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102315
  14. Solomon DS, Singh C, Islam F (2021). Examining the outcomes of urban adaptation interventions on gender equality using SDG 5. Climate and Development 10.1080/17565529.2021.1939643
  15. Singh C, Jain G, Sukhwani V, Shaw R (2021). Losses and damages associated with slow-onset events: urban drought and water insecurity in Asia. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
  16. Singh C, Madhavan M, Arvind J, Bazaz A (2021). Climate change adaptation in Indian cities: a review of existing actions and spaces for triple wins. Urban Climate 10.1016/j.uclim.2021.100783
  17. Ulibarri, N., Ajibade, I., Galappaththi, E. K., Joe, E. T., Lesnikowski, A., Mach, K. J., Musah-Surugu, J. I., Nagle Alverio, G., Segnon, A. C., Siders, A. R., Sotnik, G., Campbell, D., Chalastani, V. I., Jagannathan, K., Khavhagali, V., Reckien, D., Shang, Y., Singh, C., & Zommers, Z. (2021). A global assessment of policy tools to support climate adaptation. Climate Policy, 1–20. open access
  18. Thomas A, Theokritoff E, Lesnikowski A, ReckienD, Jagannathan K, Cremades R, Campbell D, Tom Joe E, Sitati A, Singh C, Segnon AC, Pentz B, Musah-Surugu JI, Mullin CA, Mach KA, Gichuki L, Galappaththi E, Chalastani VI, Ajibade I, Ruiz-Diaz R, Grady C, Garschagen M, Ford J, Bowen J & Global Adaptation Mapping Initiative Team (2021). Global evidence of constraints and limits to human adaptation. Regional Environmental Change 21(85). open access
  19. Singh C, Poonacha P, Koduganti M, Patil S, Sharma S (2021, in press). When the ‘field’ moves online: reflections on virtual data collection during COVID-19. Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal 10.37773/ees.v4i2.414 open access
  20. Lynée L Turek-Hankins, de Perez EC, Scarpa G, Ruiz-Diaz R, Shwerdtle PN, Joe ET, Galappaththi EK, French EM, Austin SE, Singh C, Siña M, A R Siders, van Aalst MK, Templeman S, Nunbogu AN, Berrang-Ford L, Agrawal T, GAMI team, Mach KJ (2021). Climate change adaptation to extreme heat: A global systematic review of implemented action. Oxford Open Climate Change, kgab005, open access
  21. Few R, Marsh H, Jain G, Singh C, Tebboth M (2021). Representing recovery: how narrative constructions shape long-term outcomes for disaster-affected peopleProgress in Development Studies 10.1177/1464993420980939 open access
  22. Few R, Spear D, Singh C, Tebboth MGL, Davies JE, Thompson-Hall M (2020) Culture as a mediator of climate change adaptation: neither static nor unidirectional. Wires Climate Change 10.1002/wcc.687 open access
  23. Bharucha Z et al. (2020). The Top 100 questions for the sustainable intensification of agriculture in India’s rainfed drylands. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability open access
  24. Fazey et al. (2020). Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there. Energy Research & Social Science open access
  25. Singh C, Bazaz A, Ford J, Ley D, Revi R (2020) Assessing the feasibility of climate change adaptation options in the water sector: examples from rural and urban landscapes. Water Security
  26. Singh C, Ford J, Ley D, Bazaz A, Revi R (2020) Assessing the feasibility of adaptation options: methodological advancements and directions for climate adaptation research and practice. Climatic Change 10.1007/s10584-020-02762-x open access
  27. Mechler R, Singh C, Ebi K et al. (2020) Loss and Damage and limits to adaptation: recent IPCC insights and implications for climate science and policy. Sustainability Science 10.1007/s11625-020-00807-9 open access
  28. Maharjan A, Safra de Campos R, Singh C et al. (2020) Migration and household adaptation in climate-sensitive hotspots in South Asia. Current Climate Change Reports 10.1007/s40641-020-00153-z open access
  29. Rao N, Mishra A, Prakash A, Singh C,  Qaisrani A, Poonacha P, Vincent K, Bedelian C (2019) Women’s agency and adaptive capacity in climate change hotspots: A qualitative comparative analysis from Asia and AfricaNature Climate Change 10.1038/s41558-019-0638-y open access
  30. Singh C, Tebboth M, Spear D, Mensah A, Ansah P (2019) Opening up the methodological toolkit on adaptation research: reflections from using life history approaches Regional Environmental Change 19(8), 2667-2682 DOI: 10.1007/s10113-019-01562-z open access
  31. Rao N, Singh C, Solomon D et al. (2020) Managing risk, changing aspirations and household dynamics: implications for well-being and adaptation in semi-arid Africa and India. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104667 open access
  32. Ley D, Corsair HJ, Fuss S, Singh C (2020). Evaluating the Use of Renewable Energy and Communal Governance Systems for Climate Change Adaptation. The Central European Review of Economics and Management
  33. Singh C and Basu R (2019) Moving in and out of vulnerability: interrogating migration as an adaptation strategy along a rural urban continuum in India The Geographical Journal 1-16 DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12328 open access
  34. Ziervogel G, Satyal P, Basu R, Mensah A, Singh C, Hegga S, Abu T (2019) Vertical Integration for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Lessons from Decentralisation in Africa and India Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007%2Fs10113-019-01571-y open access
  35. Conway D, Nicholls R, Brown S, Tebboth M, Adger WN, Bashir A, Biemans H, Crick F, Lutz A, De Campos RS, Said S, Singh C, Zaroug M, Ludi E, New M, Wester P (2019) The need for bottom-up assessments of climate risks and adaptation in climate-sensitive regions. Nature Climate Change. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0502-0 open access
  36. Singh C, Solomon D, Bendapudi R, Kuchimanchi B, Iyer S, Bazaz A (2019). What shapes vulnerability and risk management in semi-arid India? Moving towards an agenda of sustainable adaptationEnvironment and Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2019.04.007
  37. Singh C (2019) Migration as a driver of changing household structures: implications for household livelihoods and adaptation. Migration and Development. DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2019.1589073 open access
  38. Singh C, Rahman A, Srinivas A, Bazaz A (2018) Risks and responses in rural India: implications for local climate change adaptation actionClimate Risk Management, 1, 52–68 DOI: 10.1016/j.crm.2018.06.001 open access
  39. Singh C, Osbahr H, and Dorward P (2018)The importance of rural perceptions of water scarcity: shaping differential adaptation behaviour in Rajasthan, India. Regional Environmental Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-018-1358-y open access
  40. Singh C, Rahman A (2018) Urbanising the rural: reflections on India’s National Rurban Mission Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, DOI: 10.1002/app5.234 open access
  41. Gajjar S, Singh C, Deshpande (2018) Tracing back to move ahead: Development Pathways that define Adaptation FuturesClimate and Development, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2018.1442793 open access
  42. Singh C (2018) Is Participatory Watershed Development Building Local Adaptive Capacity? Findings from a case study in Rajasthan, IndiaEnvironment and Development, DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2017.11.004
  43. Singh C (2018) Using life histories to understand temporal vulnerability to climate change in highly dynamic contextsSAGE Research Methods Case, DOI: 10.4135/9781526440358
  44. Singh C, Daron J, Bazaz A,  Ziervogel G, Spear D, Krishnaswamy J, Zaroug M, Kituyi E (2017) The utility of weather and climate information for adaptation decision making: current uses and future prospects in Africa and IndiaClimate and Development,10(5), 389–405 DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2017.1318744 open access
  45. Singh C, Deshpande T, Basu, R (2017) How do we assess vulnerability to climate change in India? A systematic review of literature Regional Environmental Change, 17(2) 527-538DOI: 10.1007/s10113-016-1043-y
  46. Singh C, Dorward P, and Osbahr H (2016) Developing a holistic approach to the analysis of farmer decision-making: implications for adaptation policy and practice in developing countriesLand Use Policy, 59, 329-343 DOI:10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.041
  47. Zanzanaini C, Tran B, Singh C, Hart A, Milder J, DeClerck F (2017) Integrated landscape management for agriculture, livelihoods, and ecosystem conservation: An assessment of experience from South and Southeast AsiaLandscape and Urban Planning, 165, 11-21

Book chapters

  1. Singh C (2022) Locating climate change research: the privileges and pitfalls of choosing over- and under-researched places. In: Button C & Aiken GT (Eds.) Over-Researched Places? Routledge.
  2. Jain G, Singh C, Malladi T (2021) (Re)creating disasters – A case of post-disaster resettlements in Chennai. In: Johnson C, Jain G, Lavell A (Eds.) Rethinking Urban Risk and Relocation in the Global South. UCL Press, London open access
  3. Singh, C. (2021) Of borewells and bicycles: the gendered nature of water access in Kolar, Karnataka and its implications on local adaptive capacity. In: Hans A, Rao N, Prakash A, Patel A (Eds.) En-gendering Climate Change: Learnings from South Asia. Routledge. open access
  4. Gajjar SP, Jain G, Michael K and Singh C (2019) Entrenched vulnerabilities: Evaluating climate justice across development and adaptation responses in Southern India. In: K.K. Bhavnani, J. Foran, P.A. Kurian & D. Munshi (Eds.), Climate Futures: Re-imagining Global Climate Justice. ZED Books.
  5. Sami N, Singh C and Bazaz A (2016) Climate Change Policy in India and Goal 13. In: Urban Policy Dialogues: Operationalising SDGs. Indian Institute for Human Settlements,  Bangalore. open access

Working Papers/Reports/Policy Briefs

  1. D Ley, E Gilmore, E Totin, L Steg, C Singh, S Khennas, A Hahmann, G Nemet (2022). Feasibility of Climate Technology Options across System Transitions in The Climate Technology Progress Report, pp 14-22. United Nations Environment Programme Copenhagen Climate Centre (UNEP-CCC) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Technology Executive Committee (TEC), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  2. ICSM CHC White Paper III: The role of cultural and natural heritage for climate action. Discussion Paper. ICOMOS & ISCM CHC, Charenton-le-Pont, France & Paris, France, 91p. ISBN 978-2-918086-73-4.
  3. Singh C, Tebboth M, Aravind J, Udupa Y (2021). Representing disasters and long-term recovery: Insights from Tamil Nadu. Bangalore, IIHS and UEA.
  4. Batra P, Revi A, Bazaz A, Singh C and Poonacha P (2021). Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures: India Background Paper. Bristol, TESF and IIHS
  5. Bazaz et al. (2019). Summary for Urban Policymakers: What the IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C Means for Cities.
  6. Few R, Singh C, Spear D, Davies J, Tebboth M, Sidibe A, Mensah A, Thompson-Hall M (2019) When adaptation barriers and enablers intersect: Key considerations for adaptation planning drawn from ASSAR’s findings. ASSAR, South Africa.[Link]
  7. IPCC (2018). Summary for Policymakers. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C [V. Masson-Delmotte (eds.)].
  8. de Coninck, H. et al. (2018). Chapter 4: Strengthening and implementing the global response. In: Global warming of 1.5°C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C [V. Masson-Delmotte (eds.)].
  9. Davies J, Singh C, Tebboth M, Spear D, Mensah A, Ansah P (2018) Conducting Life History Interviews: A How-to Guide. ASSAR, South Africa.
  10. Hegde G, Singh C, Kaur H (2018) Adaptation as Innovation – lessons from smallholder farmers in rainfed Karnataka ASSAR, South Africa.
  11. Jain G, Singh C, Coehlo K, and Malladi T (2017) Long-term implications of humanitarian responses: The case of Chennai. IIED Working Paper, London UK.
  12. Jain, G, Singh C and Malladi T (2017) Rethinking Post-disaster Relocation in Urban India. IIED Policy Brief, London UK.
  13. Basu R and Singh, C (2017). Governing water across scales: The Karnataka experience in ASSAR Spotlight on Water. ASSAR, South Africa.
  14. Singh C, Michael K and Bazaz A (2017). Barriers and enablers to climate adaptation: evidence from rural and urban areas in India. ASSAR Information Brief, ASSAR, South Africa.
  15. Michael K, Singh C and Bazaz A (2017). Dimensions of Vulnerability in Rural and Urban Areas: A case of migrants in Karnataka. ASSAR Information Brief, ASSAR, South Africa.
  16. Singh C, Basu, R and Srinivas, A (2016). Livelihood vulnerability and adaptation in Kolar District, Karnataka, India: Mapping risks and responses. ASSAR Short Report, ASSAR, South Africa.
  17. Singh C, Gajjar Pahwa S, Deshpande T (2016). Policies, Projects and People: Exploring the Adaptation-development Spectrum in India. CARIAA-ASSAR Working Paper #2. International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada and UK Aid, London, United Kingdom.
  18. Singh C, Unqhart P, Kituyi E. (2016) From pilots to systems: barriers and enablers to scaling up the use of climate information services in smallholder farming communities. CARIAA Working Paper #3. Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia, IDRC, Ottawa, Canada.
  19. Singh C, Bendapudi R, Deshpande T, Solomon D. (2015). The Adaptation Development Spectrum in Revi, A. et al. (eds.). Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas in India. ASSAR Working Paper, ASSAR PMU, South Africa. pp. 82-115.
  20. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). Environmental Threats in Cold Deserts – Challenges and the Way Ahead Backgrounder for a Consultative Workshop. Pragya, Gurgaon
  21. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). The Silent Crisis in Himalayan Cold Deserts – A Study on Droughts and Desertification. Pragya, Gurgaon.
  22. Basu S, Singh C, Bhattacharjee A, and Aziz N (2009). Environmental Volatility in Himalayan Cold Deserts – A Study on Rapid Onset Disasters. Pragya, Gurgaon. 


  1. Singh C (2014). Understanding water scarcity and climate variability: a study of farmer vulnerability and response strategies in northwest India. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, University of Reading, United Kingdom. [Link]
  2. Singh C (2008). India’s Ecological Footprint in Latin American Countries – Emerging Approaches in the Soybean Sector. Unpublished Masters Dissertation, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI University), New Delhi, India.

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