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Update from the Sustainable Lifestyle Workshop

CANSA in partnership with Germanwatch hosted a day long workshop on 'Sustainable Lifestyles' on 23rd March 2018 at Conference of Vasudha Foundation in Delhi. The event was an opportunity to present the draft background paper, which the team drafted as ‘living document’ that gained knowledge from various best practices. Sustainable lifestyles can be defined differently in two countries considering the diverse socio-economic and cultural circumstances in India and Germany. Urban middle [...]

By | April 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|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

Rich Countries Must Provide Funds for Climate Change Victims

By Harjeet Singh, Sven Harmeling and Julie-Anne Richards Harvey, Irma, Ophelia. This year’s devastating and record-breaking hurricane season reminds us that storms turbo-charged by human-caused climate change are not a distant future threat, but a reality faced by people around the world. It is the poor and the most vulnerable people and countries that are on the front line. Take the northern coast of Cuba, battered for three days by [...]

Initiating Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Processes in Sri Lanka

By SLYCAN Trust Women, who constitute the majority of the world’s poor, are subject to greater vulnerabilities and risks in the face of climate change impacts, mainly due to gender-based inequalities existing in society. Women are disproportionately affected by climate change due to traditional societal roles, lack of access and control over resources, social status including socio-economic factors such as poverty, livelihood food security and health which affect their capacity [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Initiating Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Processes in Sri Lanka