Upcoming Events and Key Moments of 2019

April 08 – 12 April : NAP Expo 09-11 April :  9th Meeting of WIM Executive Committee May 13-17 May : Global Platform on DRR June 15-16 June : G20 Energy Ministerial 17-28 June : SB50 28-29 June: G20 Summit September 02-06 September : Regional Climate Week Asia 24-25 September : UN SDG Summit November […]





Harnessing Migration for Climate Resilience: A Case for Robust Policies in South Asia

By Purnima Joshi Migration has been an intrinsic part of human history, driven by factors such as climate shifts, economic opportunities, conflict, and societal changes. South Asia, home to the first human settlers out-of-Africa, is a densely populated sub-region occupying 3% of the world’s total area housing 21% of the world’s population with a diverse […]


Urban Climate Resilience and Development in Pakistan: National Policy Paper
SDPI and CANSA

Download Here This report delves into the intricate relationship between urbanization, climate change, and resilience-building in Pakistan, against the backdrop of South Asia’s burgeoning urban population. With Pakistan’s rapid urban growth and the increasing frequency of climate-related disasters, it is imperative to comprehend the complex interplay of these factors. The report outlines the significant urbanization […]


Climate Change and Urban Resilience in Nepal: Looking through the Lens of Urban Poor
Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) & CANSA

Download Here While Nepal is one of the least urbanized countries, it is ranked among the rapidly urbanizing countries in South Asia. It has witnessed a dramatic rise in urban population from 17.07 percent to 66.08 percent. Critical drivers of rural migration include unemployment, access to quality education for the children, access to health facilities, […]


Climate Resilient Urban Development in Bangladesh: Policy Gaps and Recommendations
CPRD and CANSA

Download Here This policy paper analyzes and briefly overviews Bangladesh’s overall urban development and adaptability to climate change. With an emphasis on the state of urbanization in Bangladesh, essential components of urban development, the effects of climate change, the political landscape, and action plans at the national and sectoral levels, it has been divided into […]


QoC-CANSA Fellowship 2023-2024

Download Here The volume is a glimpse into the collaborative effort to tell stories of climate change and cities from countries across South Asia, a continuing exercise that brought environmentalists, researchers, architects, media persons and facilitators together in early 2023. Each story or essay here, published to wide acclaim over this year in the online […]


CAN South Asia Quarterly Newsletter for October – December 2023

Dear Friends, Warm greetings for the New Year! May hope, peace, and harmony be the highlights of this year! The last quarter of 2023 had many ups and down, but I would rather focus on all that went right – let’s begin the year with hope! COP28, the highlight of the last quarter, was a historic, […]


Climate Change and Gender Justice – COP28 talks empty rhetoric without means for Implementation

By Ruchi Chaudhary My very first COP – COP28 – at Dubai, was a huge eye-opener. It was a great revelation on how high level negotiations at the international level are held, and how important it is for more women to be out there, speaking on behalf of those most vulnerable to the devastating impacts […]


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