With a focus on key themes of SDGs, agenda on reducing social inequalities and vulnerability while maintaining no hunger promoting poverty reduction with sustainable agriculture are the targets. Moreover, with climate action, this project aims to illustrate the severity of the situation with sea level rise, which is likely to be more frequent as a consequence of climate change, while having a likelihood of amplifying social imbalance and climate injustice. This study will involve analysis of qualitative and quantitative data with multi-level methodological analysis. The impacts on society from sea level rise is studied by addressing issues in SDGs, this research adopts inductive and deductive approaches which will contribute significantly for reducing climate hazards as well as ensuring climate justice. Justice is a concept that captures the dimension of equity. So, adaptation and climate justice can be important to reduce stresses on development processes; for example, adaptation forecast stimulates participatory social processes of the SWCRB in context.
My exploration domain is to adopt an inductive and deductive study approach, where my aim is to infer a theoretical understanding and trend from a visible data set. In terms of the deductive approach, the target of my study is to find out the validity of the conceptual framework and trends available through the collection of new empirical information. From both aspects, I will focus on coming up with a theoretical framework and theory validating undertaking. In addition, I capitalize on the scientific methods applicable to social sciences, encompassing a range of study strategies, tools, and techniques, both focusing on qualitative and quantitative data, including statistical analysis, field surveys, participant observation, and case studies, and other resources, such as trend analysis, modelling, remote sensing and laboratory tests (Ex. Soil salinity, pond water, river water, harvested rain water). In my contemporary publications, I have used the above mentioned methods; in the future, I propose to integrate some of them in my PhD research project.
My scientific study would play a pivotal role in attaining the targets of the UN Agenda for 2030. In a number of perspectives, my doctoral project is directly linked with Sustainable Development Goals number 13 Climate Action 2. No Hunger and 10. Reduce Inequalities, but also with 1. No Poverty, 3. Good Health, 5. Gender Equality 6. Clean Water and sanitation, 14. Life below water 15. Life on Land and 16. Peace and Justice.
As emphasis will be given to seal level rise (SLR), a broader understanding of adaptation & mitigation would also be relevant for SDGs 13, 1, 2, 3, and 5, while consequences of SLR such as saline intrusion in soil and erosion of land mass would eventually contribute to SDGs 3, 6, 14, and 15. Furthermore, my endeavour would give emphasis to the mechanisms of climatic fairness and justice, which are relevant for SDG 14, 15 and specifically 7 and 16. Then, I will build my research by following tools and techniques that strengthen my current research project. My research gives emphasis not only to the analysis of risks perceptions, but also to informing coping strategies at the level of neighbourhood, region, nation, and globe; it involves a diversified range of understandings into one domain, while overtly engaging the diverse fields of society, ecology, gender and health; and stresses the importance of community and societal efforts, rather than individualistic aspects of human and ecological aspects analysed in their isolated form; assess specific options and measures within each sector, in order to define how to prevent unexpected results and perceive net impacts across various levels of decision making. One fundamental objective of my research is to contribute more detailed information at the local level in regions that are especially vulnerable to climate change, but lack data and resources for field-based empirical research.