Cansa Statement: Bonn Climate Change Conference

By Sanjay Vashist
As climate induced disasters intensify around the world, South Asia has been reeling under extreme heatwaves, deadly floods, and the destruction unleashed by Cyclone Remal, that have together claimed hundreds of lives, wiped out livelihoods, destroyed infrastructure and reversed what little development gains made by countries in the region.


Civil Society Reactions to UN Climate Ambition Summit

20 September 2023: Several leaders made compelling statements at the #UNClimate Ambition Summit today in New York. Leaders from Chile, Colombia and the Governor of California called out fossil fuels as the main cause of the climate crisis but some of the worst polluters- and among the richest countries – were conspicuous by their absence. They […]


Asia-wide protests kick off historic climate marches
More than 20K join protests across Asia to end fossil fuels

By Lani C. Villanueva
More than twenty thousand people took to the streets today in 10 Asian countries to demand a rapid, just and equitable end to fossil fuels. The Asian mobilizations kicked off historic climate marches happening around the world this week. Millions are expected to join more than 650 climate marches and actions planned between September 15 to 17 in 60 countries.


G20 leaders must set an ambitious climate agenda ahead of COP28: CANSA

Colombo/Dhaka/Islamabad/Kathmandu/ New Delhi, 6 September 2023: Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a network of 250 civil society organizations of 8 countries in #SouthAsia has called upon G20 Leaders meeting in New Delhi, India on the 9-10 September to set an ambitious climate agenda ahead of the #COP28 climate summit later this year and commit […]


Civil Society Organisations and Health Professionals Crucial for Combating the Air Pollution and Climate Crisis

August 3, 2023, New Delhi: G20 leaders must recognize and actively support civil society organisations and health professionals for raising awareness, promoting sustainable practices and garnering public support for policies that promote climate action and reduce #AirPollution, was the conclusion and call to action at a #C20 discussion organized by Climate Action Network South Asia, […]


CANSA signs MOU for joint collaboration with Amrita University’s School for Sustainable Development and the UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development

Gangtok, April 30, 2023:  The two-day C20 SRC working group summit on “Sustainable and Resilient Communities Conclave” in Sikkim, from 29 to 30th of April 2023, concluded with a formal ceremony where Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University’s) School for Sustainable Development and the UNESCO […]


Major climate diplomacy breakthrough as UN unanimously adopts resolution for an advisory opinion on Climate Change

Today the UN General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution seeking an advisory opinion on climate change and human rights from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This is a milestone moment in a campaign launched over two years ago by the Pacific Island Students Fighting Climate Change (PISFCC), in a law school classroom in Vanuatu[…]


IPCC Report issues final warning to end fossil fuel use to combat climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Synthesis Report of the sixth assessment cycle and its summary for policymakers which warns of the urgent need for immediate action to combat climate change in vulnerable parts of the world, especially the South Asian region. It stresses the fact that the window […]


11 Indian Parliamentarians endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty

Echoing the Indian Government’s call for the global phaseout of all fossil fuels during the COP27 climate summit in Egypt, 11 Indian MPs from across political parties have endorsed the call to develop a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty…


Now 10 Parliamentarians from Bangladesh endorse the call for a Fossil Fuel Free Future

29 September 2022, Dhaka: Ten Members of Parliament of #Bangladesh yesterday endorsed the ‘Parliamentarians’ call for a #FossilFuel free future’ to address the urgency of a swift and just transition away from fossil fuels and building democratic, renewable, safe energy systems for all people and communities in line with the goal of keeping global temperature rise to […]


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