Inadequacy of the newly operationalised Loss and Damage Fund a Huge Disappointment for South Asia

By Rushati Das I remember the historic high note on which COP27 at Sharm El-Sheikh concluded with the last-minute establishment of the Loss and Damage Fund, last year. It was a moment to remember and celebrate, and brought a glimmer of hope for the climate-impacted nations, especially the highly vulnerable countries of the South Asian […]

FINAL WEBINAR: Eco-Village Development in South Asia – OUR RESULTS

Date & Time: Monday, 18/12 at 13.30 – 15.00 India and Sri Lanka standard time, 13.45-15.15 Nepal time, 14.00-15.30 Bangladesh time Please REGISTER in advance at:–trTMtGtKvEZkAIduZXvmwVnw7J-in Organisers: INSEDA, India; Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh; CRT, Nepal; IDEA, Sri Lanka; INFORSE; CANSA; DIB, Denmark. PROGRAM: SPEAKERS: Project supported by CISU, Denmark.More: EVD Project:

Reimagining Climate Finance and Action in South Asia: Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities

Co-Organizers:  Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Climate Action Network South Asia, Open Society Foundations (OSF), Date: December 8, 2023 (TIME  – 3.30 PM to 5 PM Local Time) Venue: Pakistan Pavilion, UNFCCC COP28 Venue, Dubai Introduction The interlinked climate calamities across the world – extreme climate events, food insecurity, water scarcity, air pollution are testament […]

Enabling Just Energy Transition in South Asia – Challenges and transformational opportunities

Date: Wednesday, 6th December 2023, Dubai Venue: Side Events Room 7, Zone B6 Time: 16:45 hrs – 18:15 hrs (Dubai time) The changing global energy landscape is an opportunity for developing countries to transform and adopt renewable energy. The session on ‘Enabling Just Energy Transition in South Asia’ focused on the challenges, opportunities and strategies available in the […]

Climate-Induced Migrant to Resilient Community

Date: Monday, 4th December 2023, Dubai Venue: Side Events Room no 3, Zone B6 Time: 18:30 hrs – 20:00 hrs (Dubai time)

Urban Climate Policies: The Importance of Subnational Actors

Date: Sunday, 3rd December 2023, Dubai Venue: Side Events Room no 3, Zone B6 Time: 15:00 hrs – 16:30 hrs The objective of this panel discussion is to “To use COP 28 as a political space and opportunity to advance strategies of urban climate policies at International level” Our esteemed panelist are as follows:

Localising Climate Action through Innovative Solutions and Community Participation

Date: Saturday, 2nd December 2023, Dubai Venue: Blue Zone, SE Room-2 Time: 16:45 hrs – 18:15 hrs People and communities on the frontlines of climate change are often the most active and innovative in developing adaptation solutions. Yet, too often, they lack access to the resources and agency needed to implement them effectively. Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) can unlock, […]

National Reports on Climate Change and Urban Resilience in South Asia

Urban Climate Resilience and Development in Pakistan: National Policy Paper SDPI and CANSA Click Here to access Report 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 […]

Tribute to Saleemul Huq

It was with deep sadness that I heard the news of our dear Saleem’s passing last night. Saleem touched us all, inspired us all. He was our family. A giant. Not only was he a renowned academic, scientist, teacher, and mentor, he was also a lifelong activist and embodied all these seamlessly. He always spoke […]

CAN South Asia Quarterly Newsletter for July – September 2023

Dear Friends, At the outset let me congratulate and thank all our members for the success of the 2023 CANSA general assembly and planning meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was indeed a pleasure to meet in person and collectively shape the network’s future direction to enhance its impact in the region.  Together we set […]

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