Climate change and its cascading impacts are being increasingly recognized as a major challenge across the globe. India is both a major greenhouse gas emitter and one of the most vulnerable countries in the world for projected climate change. India is already experiencing severe changes in its biomes and the impacts of climate change, including water stress, heat waves and drought, severe storms and flooding, and associated negative consequences on health and livelihoods. A biome is a large community of vegetation and wildlife adapted to a specific climate. Supposedly, 14-18% of India is set to experience biome shifts-from dry to wet in certain areas and vice-versa in others, with dry and xeric habitats being under high risk of change.