Workshop on Building Climate Resilience & Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the State of Uttar Pradesh

When climate agreement was reached in Paris in last December with an aim to limit climate change, at ground level it necessitated enhanced action. National action plan and state action plan prepared at sub-national level have never been so relevant than now to build resilient society. Concrete planning and follow up action is paramount to […]

From Risk to Resilience

Risks as perceived by communities go beyond the scope of what is recognised in international frameworks. Of the three major frameworks signed in 2015, each has its own focus area. The Sendai Framework looks at disaster risk reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at development issues and the Paris Agreement at climate change. Yet, all […]

Understanding Priorities and Concerns for COP21

By Senashia Ekanayake Following the Paris Agreement in December 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Sri Lanka along with many other developing countries have renewed responsibilities towards combatting climate change and tackling environmental issues complementing the country’s development agenda. Mitigation […]

Promoting Pro-Poor Low Carbon Development Strategies in India & Sri Lanka

Globally climate change and continued poverty are probably the two largest, long-term challenges for human development. If developing countries plan their development with the energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions that minimise their increases in emissions and at the same time contribute to poverty reduction, they can embark on sustainable development paths avoiding the erroneous […]

Shaping Stakeholders’ Opinion In India for An Equitable And Ambitious Global Climate Agreement In 2015

The Mobilisation project aims to engage a wide range of stakeholders in India to discuss and disseminate options for an equitable and ambitious global climate agreement in COP21. The technical papers and consultations at state and national level will take inputs from state governments, various sectoral ministries, think-tanks and CSOs to inform the positions by […]

Connecting Local-National-Regional-International Action For Climate Resilience & Low Carbon Development In India

The project aims to facilitate regular interactions between local-national-regional-international actions on low carbon growth & climate resilience in order to ensure pro-poor policies and climate negotiations. The activities include developing 5 Thematic Papers, regular NSC meetings, and CANSA General Assembly. The project duration is from September 2014 to August 2015. The partners of this projects […]

Supporting Indo-German Understanding Of Climate Change Negotiation Positions

he project seeks to support the Indo-German understanding of negotiating positions, which are relevant for the success of the envisioned UNFCCC outcome in Paris 2015. The project involves observaing  the UNFCCC processes in regard to sustainable energy, mitigation, resilience, means of implementation, etc. Major Economies Forum (MEF), G20 and G8, Petersberg Dialogue, Millennium Development Goal […]

Developing Joint Principles of Adaptation in India & Nepal India & Nepal Developing Joint Principles

Southern Voices on Adaptation project is based on the belief that having a set of agreed joint principles for national adaptation policies which are pro-poor and pro-vulnerable will help all stakeholders in a country and unite their efforts to confront the threats posed by climate change. The project focuses on developing Joint Principles for Adaptation (JPA) […]

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