Climate Change Adaptation: Building Resilient Cities in South Asia

Climate change is a pressing issue that poses significant challenges to urban areas in South Asia. The region’s rapid urbanization, coupled with the impacts of climate change, has made it imperative to focus on building resilient cities. Reports from the Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) highlight the need for innovative solutions and proactive measures […]


Climate Change Impacts on the Himalayas and Community Solutions in South Asia

By Purnima Joshi
The greater Himalayan region’s vast glaciers and permafrost are crucial for ten major Asian rivers, supporting over 1.3 billion livelihoods. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed significant snow cover and glacier declines since the 1970s, with further reductions expected..


Harnessing Migration for Climate Resilience: A Case for Robust Policies in South Asia

By Purnima Joshi
Migration has been an intrinsic part of human history, driven by factors such as climate shifts, economic opportunities, conflict, and societal changes. South Asia, home to the first human settlers out-of-Africa, is a densely populated sub-region occupying 3% of the world’s total area housing 21% of the world’s ..


Urban Climate Resilience and Development in Pakistan: National Policy Paper
SDPI and CANSA

Download Here This report delves into the intricate relationship between urbanization, climate change, and resilience-building in Pakistan, against the backdrop of South Asia’s burgeoning urban population. With Pakistan’s rapid urban growth and the increasing frequency of climate-related disasters, it is imperative to comprehend the complex interplay of these factors. The report outlines the significant urbanization […]


Professor Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023)

Professor Saleemul Huq OBE (1952-2023) It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of Professor Saleemul Huq, co-founder of Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a leading authority on climate justice, a professor at the Independent University, Bangladesh, an advisor to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group of the UNFCCC, IPCC author, and one of the […]


Climate Change and Urban Resilience in Nepal: Looking through the Lens of Urban Poor
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) & CANSA

Download Here While Nepal is one of the least urbanized countries, it is ranked among the rapidly urbanizing countries in South Asia. It has witnessed a dramatic rise in urban population from 17.07 percent to 66.08 percent. Critical drivers of rural migration include unemployment, access to quality education for the children, access to health facilities, […]


Climate Resilient Urban Development in Bangladesh: Policy Gaps and Recommendations
CPRD and CANSA

Download Here This policy paper analyzes and briefly overviews Bangladesh’s overall urban development and adaptability to climate change. With an emphasis on the state of urbanization in Bangladesh, essential components of urban development, the effects of climate change, the political landscape, and action plans at the national and sectoral levels, it has been divided into […]


QoC-CANSA Fellowship 2023-2024

Download Here The volume is a glimpse into the collaborative effort to tell stories of climate change and cities from countries across South Asia, a continuing exercise that brought environmentalists, researchers, architects, media persons and facilitators together in early 2023. Each story or essay here, published to wide acclaim over this year in the online […]


Climate Change and Gender Justice – COP28 talks empty rhetoric without means for Implementation

By Ruchi Chaudhary My very first COP – COP28 – at Dubai, was a huge eye-opener. It was a great revelation on how high level negotiations at the international level are held, and how important it is for more women to be out there, speaking on behalf of those most vulnerable to the devastating impacts […]


Inadequacy of the newly operationalised Loss and Damage Fund a Huge Disappointment for South Asia

By Rushati Das I remember the historic high note on which COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh concluded with the last-minute establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund, last year. It was a moment to remember and celebrate, and brought a glimmer of hope for the climate-impacted nations, especially the highly vulnerable countries of the South Asian […]


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