Building climate resilience is crucial due to the region's vulnerability to extreme weather events, such as floods, cyclones, and droughts, exacerbated by climate change. Advocating for best practices in early warning systems, One Health and well-being, and community resilience is essential to enhance disaster risk reduction and preparedness, as well as locally led adaptation efforts.

Early warning systems play a critical role in reducing the impact of climate-related disasters. and countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and India have implemented innovative systems to alert communities about impending disasters, such as cyclones and floods. These solutions help save lives and reduce economic losses.

Community resilience is at the heart of CANSA climate resilience efforts in South Asia. Locally led adaptation, which involves communities in identifying and implementing adaptation strategies, is essential for building resilience. Advocating for policies that empower communities to take action and build their resilience can help ensure sustainable development in the face of climate change.