CANSA Blog 2018-03-20T10:52:19+00:00

Climate Case Studies: Women Led Climate Resilient Farming

One of the most worrying insights from UNFCCC 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) in November 2017 is that despite the efforts to date, the window to avoid large-scale climate change has closed. For many nations, this increases the importance of developing measures to assist communities to adapt to the effects of climate change as they unfold, rather than just trying to lower carbon emissions. Defying Climate Change, a 2018 report [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

World Wakes Up to Climate Migration

By Harjeet Singh Millions of people worldwide are being displaced by natural disasters triggered partially by climate change, and the international community is finally taking steps to mitigate the suffering. Sahara Begum of Nadagari village in Jamalpur district lost her home and all her assets to the 2017 floods in Bangladesh. Thousands like her now eke out a living in Dhaka and other cities (Photo by Md Sariful Islam [...]

By | June 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Addressing Climate Change from the Perspective of Women and Children

The historical social structures in India have left women and children, as the most vulnerable to some of the biggest risks facing the country today. While the policy frameworks meant to address these risks are yet to be fully implemented or accommodate their requirements. due to social and economic inequalities, adequate nutrition, clean drinking water, sanitation and healthcare are yet to reach the poorest of the poor . Climate change [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Blog, General|0 Comments

Climate Change Victims Need Money to Survive, Not Words

By Harjeet Singh, Sven Harmeling and Julie-Anne Richards Sakina Bibi has lost three mud houses to the sea in less than 8 years, at Mousuni island in the Indian Sundarbans. The 65-year-old is not alone. Since Cyclone Aila hit the region in the year 2009, over 2,000 families have been displaced due to unpredictable coastal flooding destroying their homes and livelihoods. As climate change causes sea level rise, more [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Defying Climate Change – Foreword by Patricia Espinosa

"Climate change is at its heart about people and how to shape a future for humanity that promotes well-being while ensuring that the natural and nature-based services upon which we all depend—including our precious atmosphere—continue to function and support sustainable development for all. The projects and practices compiled in this report underline the urgency to build a low- emission and resilient world that can nurture and nourish the most vulnerable [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Defying Climate Change – Putting Women and Children First

By Shailendra Yashwant With global heat records reaching new highs, extreme weather events and other natural disasters becoming more deadly, everyone is equally vulnerable to climate change. But it’s the poorest of the poor, especially women and children in remote and fragile environments, that bear the brunt of increasingly frequent climate induced disasters.   Defying climate change, a new report from Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and UNICEF India, [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Odisha Mission to Provide Clean Drinking Water

By Senashia Ekanayake She looked around twenty-five. She carried a pot of water in one hand and a child in the other. I met her in Ogaplur village in the Puri district of Orissa on the Eastern Coast of India. The village is home to 127  families and a pond water filtration system with an iron removal plant has been set up here by Oxfam India. Children from the village [...]

CANSA Post COP 23 Debrief in India

COP 23 marked the two years of negotiations since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015 and later ratified in 2016. The two years of negotiations have been on technical issues on rule book that would be basis of implementation of Paris Agreement from 2020 onward. The significance of COP 23 was that it was first COP hosted under presidency of Fiji, a small island developing country in Pacific, already threatened from [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Categories: Blog, India, Regional Perspective|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Joint COP/CMP/CMA Closing Statement

2018 is a critical year in our ongoing battle to combat climate change. With the close of COP 23, we have the stage set before us. Substantial work lies ahead, and failure is not an option especially for the millions of people who are in the frontlines of climate impacts. We call on Parties to accelerate progress and engage in technical negotiations to adopt robust and balanced implementation guidelines in [...]

Climate Change Drowns Festive Celebrations

By Rushati Das The rains in India usually end in August. However, in 2017 they continued and lasted till early October. The change in monsoons has dampened the festive mood and shaken the cultural aspects, costs of celebrations and adoption of unsustainable practices. In India, festival season starts from October after the monsoon has retreated. It includes festivals such as: Dassera, Durga Puja, Diwali, Chhat Puja and more. Durga Puja [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments