Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) statement on the signing of Paris Climate Agreement

[22 April 2016, New Delhi/Colombo]: Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a coalition of over 140 civil society organizations of south Asia, welcomed the ceremonial signing of the #ParisClimateAgreement at the #UnitedNations in New York today by more than 160 countries as a welcome first step confirming commitments made by these countries at the 21st […]


Climate Action Network Condemns Deadly Crackdown on Coal Protesters

Originally published on Climate Action Network International 5th April, Bangladesh – Climate Action Network, a global community of over 950 NGOs in more than 110 countries fighting for action to tackle climate change, condemns yesterday’s deadly police crackdown on villagers protesting coal plant construction. Officials say that at least four people died when police opened fire […]


Collective Effort is Needed for Building Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction – CANSA

[Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh] Tuesday  March 1st, 2016] –-  Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a coalition of over 143 civil society groups from South Asia has called for collective action in order to build climate resilience and disaster risk reduction at 2 days’ workshop on “Building Climate Resilience and Mainstreaming DRR in the State of […]


USA Cannot Be Allowed to Destabilize India’s Solar Mission : CANSA

[New Delhi, India] – 25 February 2016 : Climate Action Network South Asia, a coalition of over 143 civil society organizations, collectively condemned the  World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling against India’s ambitious solar program, that requires power companies to use locally manufactured #SolarCells and modules in order to benefit from a government-subsidized program, to achieve […]


Paris Text Durable and Dynamic but Not Fully Fair And Responsive : CAN South Asia

Paris, France, Friday 12 December 2015 : Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), a coalition of over 141 civil society groups from South Asia today termed the final text for Paris climate treaty as durable and dynamic for but has fallen short on being fully fair and responsive to future needs. Sanjay Vashist, Director, Climate […]


Urge to Reject Draft Paris Agreement: Developed and Major Economies Ignored Survival Issues of Most Vulnerable Countries

Bangladeshi Civil Society Organizations on Behalf of Most Vulnerable Countries (MVC) including LDCs and AOSIS (Association of Small Island States) organized Press Conference in Paris Climate Conference Paris, 11th December 2015. Today Bangladeshi civil society organizations have organized a press conference in Le Bourget, Paris Climate Conference Place. They have rejected the latest draft agreement […]


Climate Deal with 1.5 Degree Celsius and Institutional Mechanism for Loss and Damages a Must for Survival

Paris 4th December: Today in media centre of UNFCCC #ParisClimateConference, civil societies representing MVC (most vulnerable countries) and LDC (least developed countries) in a press conference said that Climate deal must be with 1.5 degree Celsius and with an institutional mechanism to address loss and damages. The press conference was moderated by Mr. Mrinal Kanti […]


India commits to reducing 33-35% greenhouse gas emission intensity

[New Delhi, 2 October 2015]: With their national climate action commitment, lodged today, the Indian government has committed to reduce #GreenHouseGas emissions intensity – the ratio between gross emissions and a country’s GDP  – by 33-35% of its 2005 levels by 2030. To achieve this target  India will ensure that about 40% of its electricity […]


CANSA Comments on COP 19 Outcome

The urgency of #ClimateChange, demonstrated by events such as Typhoon Hiyan, did not get addressed by the Warsaw climate talks sufficiently which failed to rise to the occasion to make decisive decisions to address the concerns of the vulnerable population of the world, especially in developing countries. It failed to provide immediately needed climate finance to […]


CANSA Commends Bangladesh Climate Targets

[Dhaka] September 29, 2015: CANSA (Climate Action Network South Asia), a network of over 120 civil society organisations in South Asia, commended Bangladesh government for being the first country in South Asia to put forward its climate targets aka (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) ahead of October 01, deadline set by the Secretariat of the United Nations […]


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