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 January – March 2024

Dear Friends, 2023 was the hottest year on the planet, and 2024 threatens to be even warmer. Now more than ever, climate action on all key fronts – mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk reduction – needs to be accelerated.  Our collective advocacy efforts and direct interventions on the ground have certainly helped but clearly they […]


Stakeholder Consultation on Building Urban Climate Resilience in Islamabad

Date: 29th MarchTime: 11:00am-12:30pm (PKT)Venue: SDPI Conference Hall Climate crises and the impacts have been exacerbated due to human induced actions which are the root cause of climate change and global warming. Having witnessed intense impacts of climate change largely due to significant violation of the original Master Plan prepared in 1960 ( by the […]


Climate Finance Capacity Building Workshop

12th to 14th March Katmandu, NepalOrganized by: Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and Climate Action Network Southeast Asia (CANSEA) Background Recognising unequal historic responsibilities among nations/parties for rising global temperatures, a goal of jointly mobilizing USD 100 billion dollars a year by 2020 was agreed as part of the Copenhagen Accord of 2009 at […]


Capturing the impact of Climate Change – realities from the ground

Indo Global Social Service Society(IGSSS) since its inception in 1960s has been working to create a humane social order based on truth, equity, freedom, and justice with special emphasis on women, children, and the vulnerable sections of society. The organization started working on urban issues since 2011 and in the past couple of decades, strengthened […]


Climate Change Adaptation: Building Resilient Cities in South Asia

Climate change is a pressing issue that poses significant challenges to urban areas in South Asia. The region’s rapid urbanization, coupled with the impacts of climate change, has made it imperative to focus on building resilient cities. Reports from the Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) highlight the need for innovative solutions and proactive measures […]


Climate Change Impacts on the Himalayas and Community Solutions in South Asia

By Purnima Joshi
The greater Himalayan region’s vast glaciers and permafrost are crucial for ten major Asian rivers, supporting over 1.3 billion livelihoods. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed significant snow cover and glacier declines since the 1970s, with further reductions expected..


Enhancing Equity on Climate Finance: The Key to Tackle Climate Crisis and Inequality

Date & Time: 18th Feb 2024 & 14:00 – 15:30 (Nepal time) Venue: Mount Everest Hall, Bhrikutimandap For Virtual Participation, kindly join: here


Ensuring equity, social and gender justice through integrated Climate Action in Urban sphere

Date & Time: 18th Feb 2024 & 9:00-11:30 A.M Venue: Nepal Law Campus, Block B, Floor, Room (A103), Exhibition Road, Kathmandu. For Virtual Participation, kindly join: here



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 ..


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