Decoding COP27: Walking towards the Road to Implementation

Prior to the conclusion of negotiations, COP27 was hailed as “a make-or-break moment” and an opportunity to move from ambitious targets to policy implementation. Several key outcomes have highlighted some progress towards climate action. However, even successes that seemed difficult to imagine only a few years ago still fall short of where we need to be to guarantee a 1.5°C pathway.

When: 05th December 2022, Monday, 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM (IST)

Where: New Delhi

Inception workshop – Mainstreaming Gender and Child Rights in Climate Action Work

Inception workshop on Mainstreaming Gender and Child Rights in Climate Change work earlier scheduled for 11-12 Oct got postponed due to unavoidable circumstances. The workshop has now been scheduled for 28-29 November 2022 (Monday, Tuesday) in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Regional Cooperation on Climate Change in South Aisa
Global Goal on Adaptation: Delivering justice to the vulnerable communities and countries

Background: Recognizing that adaptation is a globally relevant issue, the Global Goal on Adaptation needs to encompass adequate finance and fair share of mitigation action from the developed world. The side event brings together a panel of experts to unpack and clarify the asks for COP27 – defining and operationalising it for the people.

Climate Resilience – Ensuring equity and justice for poor in urban development

CANSA along with member partners CEN, Nepal and SDS, Bangladesh  will be hosting a UNFCCC side event another side event at COP 27 on “Climate Resilience Ensuring equity and justice for poor in Urban development” on November 14th from 15:00-16:30  ( Egyptian Local Time ) at Room Amon/ Side Event Room no 3.

District Climate Resilience Plan of Khandwa district

A dissemination event of the District Climate Resilience Plan of Khandwa district was  organised on 17th October 2022 at Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. The event was part of the ongoing work on the District Climate Resilience Plan preparation project in partnership with The Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief (EFICOR) and UNICEF, India. The Khandwa district officials and community representatives participated in the event.  Mrs Nilima Singh Program Coordinator, National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), Khandwa and Dr Sourab Gupta, Agriculture and weather specialist, Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Khandwa addressed the meeting.

When: 17 October 2022

Where: Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh

Dialogue on Eco-Village Development Achievements

Background: The Webinar is in the framework of an NGO Cooperation Project on Eco-Village Development in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Partners are: INSEDA (India), CRT/N (Nepal), Grameen Shakti (Bangladesh), IDEA (Sri Lanka, DIB (Denmark) in cooperation of networks of CANSA and INFORSE/ INFORSE-SouthAsia. The Projects and activities are supported by Civil Society in Development (CISU), Denmark.

When: Oct 17, 2022 02:00 PM India

Paving Way for Climate Reparations ( #Loss&Damage): Building a case based on Pakistan Floods

Objective of webinar: To understand and hear from Sustainable Development Policy Institute ( SDPI), Pakistan about:

  • The real extent of loss and damage that Pakistan had to witness
  • The current and ongoing aftereffects on livelihood, education, migration, crop failure on and so forth are still being felt by the nation and it’s common natives 
  • In the countdown to COP 27 (where Loss and Damage finance is still formally not part of official negotiations), why is a common position one of the most urgent priorities for us as South Asians.
Regional Climate Conference 2022

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.

Doctors for Clean Air Conclave 2022

Doctors for Clean Air Conclave 2022 is being organised in partnership with National Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and has participation from The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Indian Medical Association, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Chest Society, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Indian Academy of Neurology.

Online Database Library for Eco-Village Development: Local Solutions, Publications, Media, Organisations

A public launch of the Online Database Library of local climate solutions for eco-village development, with 40+ solutions from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. There is a virtual tour of the database which is searchable by category or sub-category, country, publications, language.

The Glasgow Dialogue: What Happened and What Next for L&D Finance

The purpose of the side event was to Bring the negotiators and civil society  together to reflect on the Glasgow Dialogue and looking forward to what comes next in delivering finance to address L&D. The Glasgow Dialogue (GD) was, from the beginning, a diversionary tactic with no substantive outcomes. But what is broken can be mended. Whilst the outcome is not looking as though it will be strong enough to build trust in this session however it has led to promising progress. We see developed countries are open to conversation and understanding but still need help with the clarity of certain aspects of the finance needs. We do question where this need for clarity arises from though. Considering the limitations of the GD,  and the urgency of action needed, it is our (negotiators, CSOs alike) collective responsibility to mend this broken process and make it relevant to science and urgency.

CAN South Asia at Bonn 2022

This year’s Bonn annual UN Climate Change Conference government delegates, observers and various experts gather to begin taking stock of where the world stands when it comes to implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The conference is designed to lay the groundwork for success at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Civil Society consultation on
“Promoting Green Inclusive and Resilient Cities in South Asia”

In a 1.2-degree warmer world, it is no surprise that weather patterns are becoming unpredictable and climate events showing new extreme. The world is witnessing just what is being predicted by climate science and explained in subsequent IPCC reports. South Asia has just seen its worst ever summer season where northern parts of both India and Pakistan braved 45 degree and above temperatures, Nepal saw a dry and hot summer with rainfall deficit to highest degrees and Bangladesh witnessed urban flooding without any alarm bells. In this backdrop, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) organized a civil society consultation to understand the urgency of action by the governments, civil society and communities and explore ways to work together and mitigate the current crisis while getting prepared for future catastrophes that are bound to strike in the region again and again.

Resolving South Asia’s Clean Air and Health Crisis – Phasing out Fossil Fuels for Clean Air – Evidence from Medical Professionals

The discussion comprised speakers from the partner CSOs, leading health professionals from India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, and Hon. Parliamentarians from the four countries of the region.  The event organised by Climate Action Network (CANSA), Doctors for Clean Air and Climate Action (DFCA), Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPTT) & Climate Trends , is part of ongoing efforts to inform lawmakers and government representatives on ways to address the climate change and health crisis that is fuelled by air pollution caused by burning of fossil fuels.

Repository of Local Climate Solutions – A Precursor to Regional Collaboration and Advocacy

The Eco Village Development (EVD) is seen as an alternate pathway towards sustainable development of villages as a unit, and has been established through the demonstration villages set up in diverse socioeconomic, geographic and climatic conditions across Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.  EVD is a basket of local solutions on renewable energy, accompanied with community mobilization, involvement of women and children and appropriate training and capacity building bringing lasting changes in communities. EVD promotes climate action by reducing GHG emission and building adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities.The EVD approach has been useful to communities where the local solutions were implemented resulting in augmented capacity of communities and improved livelihood.

CAN South Asia at COP26

CAN South Asia works together with partner organizations in the South Asian region, CAN International and CAN regional groups, to ensure the best possible outcomes at the UN Climate Change negotiations when governments meet as the Conference of Parties (COP) under the UNFCCC. Hosted by the UK government together with the Italian government, COP26 is scheduled from 30 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, UK.

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES FROM INDIA ENDORSE FOSSIL FUEL TREATY – Demand phase-out of dirty energy and just and equitable transition

The main cause of the climate emergency is fossil fuels. Coal, oil and gas are responsible for almost 80% of all carbon dioxide emissions since the industrial revolution. The world is beginning to recognize that unprecedented levels of international cooperation will be required to prevent the proliferation of fossil fuels, phase out existing stockpiles and infrastructure, and fast-track a just and peaceful transition to safer and cleaner alternatives. 
Just as fifty years ago, the world needed a treaty to defuse the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction, the world today needs a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.  
Studies of health impacts of coal and power plants from Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have revealed that a vast range of impacts on the physical and mental health of populations residing in the vicinity of such projects. While coal is used for various purposes, electricity generation and steel production are the two biggest consumers of domestic coal in India.