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 solar cells and modules in order to benefit from a government-subsidized program, to […]

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 Paris Climate Conference, 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. […]

Press Release of Media Briefing on CoP21

Press Release on ‘Equity and Ambition – Indian civil society’s expectations of Paris Climate Summit. The press conference was held at Indian Women’s Press Corps by Climate Action Network South Asia on 24th November 2014. Download the Press Release

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 greenhouse gas 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 […]

CANSA Comments on COP 19 Outcome

The urgency of climate change, 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 […]

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 […]

Strong, Fair Indian Climate Action Can Save Lives, Cash and Create Jobs: New Reports

[New Delhi, India] Tuesday September 22, 2015 – India stands to reap more green jobs, slash deaths from air pollution and save money from avoided fuel imports should the country embrace an ambitious climate action plan. India’s contribution towards the global Paris climate agreement, known as an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), could be revealed […]

Mainstreaming Sri Lanka’s Climate Change Adaptation Needs

[Colombo, Sri Lanka] Tuesday September 22, 2015  – National Steering Committee of Climate Action Network South Asia, lead by Janathakshan in partnership with CARE Sri Lanka and the Southern Voices Programme on Climate Change conducted a workshop on “Adapting to Climate Risks in the 21st Century: Civil Society’s Role in Implementing the Sri Lankan National […]

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