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Publication Type: Journal Article
Author: Kamna Sachdeva
Editor: Pallavi Saxena, Anuradha Shukla, Anil Kumar Gupta


Management of atmospheric processes-related extremities is a challenging task for all kinds of regulatory authorities. It is a need of an hour to devise a methodology for which collaborative and participatory approach is important, so that micro limits of such extremities can be defined and identified. Unidirectional carrying capacity-based approach has been used by many researchers however multi-disciplinary, multidirectional approach is required where accountability should be in the core. Formulation of policies and its effective implementation with limited empowered work force is near to impossible; hence, bottom-up approach where decentralised and self-governance model is the only hope. The active and passive involvement of stakeholders is part of effective decision-making process, government agencies need people’s participation to manage public programs, its implementation and also for the mass awareness. The chapter talk through different approaches with national and international examples to understand effectiveness of participatory model. Participation of different stakeholders in decision-making process and managing the extremities is not straightforward process, hence role of training for state and non-state actors in this respect is important, for better governance and management.

Further to this, role of participatory approach as potential solution to atmospheric extremities and its evolution has also been discussed. Chapter deliberates on different steps of participatory approach and postulates of effective management and response networks for the atmospheric processes-related extremities (APE).