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 […]

CAN South Asia Quarterly Newsletter for April – June 2024

Dear Friends, A new climate finance goal aka New Collective Quantified Goal (NCQG)  needs to be set by the end of this year that will set the course for the transformational change required to mobilise and deliver finance in a way that addresses the needs and priorities of developing countries.  South Asia, reeling from extreme heatwaves, deadly floods, […]

Strengthen the capacity of 3 state governments and CSOs in the states of Kerala, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh in building the resilience of women and children 

Develop training and capacity-building modules for state officials in Education, WASH, and Nutrition sectors, relevant to these sectors’ role in building the resilience of women and children Climate Vulnerable India & Poverty Impacts on Children India is highly vulnerable to climate change due to a variety of factors including high dependence on rain-fed agriculture, long […]

Mainstreaming gender and child rights in climate actions

In South Asia, a changing climate could diminish living conditions for up to 800 million people in a region that already has some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. Women and children experience disproportionate impacts of climate change as a result of structural barriers and cultural norms, which hinder access for these vulnerable […]

Gender and Child Rights

Climate change disproportionately affects marginalized groups worldwide, including women, children, elders, and the differently-abled, exacerbating their vulnerabilities. Women, in particular, face compounded challenges due to societal roles and structural inequalities, which hinder their ability to cope with environmental impacts. The intersection of gender and climate change reveals how structural inequalities intensify women’s vulnerability. Women often […]

Adaptation in the Himalayas

The greater Himalayan region, known as “the roof of the world,” boasts the largest concentration of glaciers and permafrost outside the polar regions. It feeds water into Asia’s ten largest rivers, supporting over 1.3 billion livelihoods and playing a crucial role in global atmospheric circulation, biodiversity, agriculture, and hydropower. According to the IPCC AR6 report, […]

Preserving Sundarbans Ecosystem

The Sundarbans is the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest and a designated world heritage site. Shared by Bangladesh and India, it is home to some of the world’s most endangered species. Millions of people depend on the Sundarbans for their livelihood. They catch fish, crabs and collect precious honey. This unique ecosystem is under threat […]

Need for Integrated Urban and Climate Policies in South Asia: Key Takeaways from Urbanization and Climate Change Side Event at Bonn

This blog post provides an overview of the critical discussions held at the SB60 side event, highlighting the urgent need for integrated urban and climate policies to ensure resilient and inclusive urban societies in South Asia. The nexus between urban growth and #ClimateChange significantly impacts major economic sectors such as energy use, transport, infrastructure, buildings, […]

Youth and Child Environment Rights – Fundamentals of GC26

Date: June 26, 2024Time: 11:00 AM Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi CANSA along with Save The Children with its focus on developing youth champions on Climate Change is organizing a webinar exclusively for youth to understand GC26 and the processes involved in it.Youth with their mentors are invited to join this Zoom webinar. GC 26 or […]

SWITCH-Asia joins 60th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies advocating for SCP to enhance climate ambitions in South Asia

The June UN Climate Meetings are critical preparatory meetings to help lay the groundwork ahead of the COP29 UN Climate Change Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November. Formally called the 60th meetings of the Subsidiary Bodies, they focus on technical and scientific matters, as well as implementation of the climate treaties. During the June meetings, delegates and experts […]

Impact of Eco-Village Development Projects in South Asia – a Review

By Purnima Joshi
The recently released report “Impact Assessment of Eco-Village Development Projects” presents a detailed analysis of the Next Generation Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Eco-Village Development project in South Asia.

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