Regional Climate Conference 2022



Climatizing Sustainable Development and Human Rights: The Climate Crisis and How to Respond to It as Civil Society in Asia


Guided tour to the CCDB Climate Change Program area in coastal Bangladesh

The future of human civilization is dependent on limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees and making communities and society’s climate resilient. The Asia-Pacific region is of particular importance in this context due to its population and its economic growth dynamics, but also due to its high exposure to climate risks and the especially large number of vulnerable people. The climate crisis puts at risk the communities we work with. They are exposed to climate risks that threaten lives and livelihoods and that go beyond the protection capacity of traditional coping strategies.

Brot für die Welt (BfdW), in its Strategy ‘For a life of dignity 2021+, defined climate justice and a social-
ecological transition as one out of five strategic priorities, aiming at fostering the achievement of global climategoals, limiting the impacts of climate change, and promoting climate justice. BfdW seeks to enhance climate resilience through climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction and to mitigate emissions by the expansion of renewable energies, in cooperation with partners.

Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB), a leading climate CSO in Bangladesh, is working as a key partner of BfdW for accomplishing this mission with it’s new Climate Centre.

The conference is a follow-up to an Asia-Pacific partner consultation on climate change that BfdW organized in Bangladesh in 2009. It is part of a new, joint climate dialogue and training program initiated by BfdW and CCDB in February 2022 with an online conference on climate resilience. This conference also marks CCDB’s Climate Centre inauguration that will take place on 1 October 2022.

Conference objective

Recognizing the range of experiences among collaborates from Asia -Pacific, we aim at taking stock of and initiating knowledge sharing and regional exchange on challenges as well as solutions in –

  • Resilience building and adaptation
  • Climate capacity development, public mobilization, and advocacy for climate justice
  • Climate change mitigation and renewable energies
  • Disaster risk reduction and addressing climate-induced loss and damage

Expected outcome

The foundation is laid for coordinated regional peer-to-peer learning, capacity development and experience sharing on climate action with a view to calling up and mainstreaming good practices.