Climate Migrants and Displaced Communities in South Asia

/Climate Migrants and Displaced Communities in South Asia
Climate Migrants and Displaced Communities in South Asia 2020-02-07T01:01:43+05:30

Project Brief

The Project on ‘Promoting protection and solidarity for climate migrants and displaced communities in South Asia’ works towards identifying inadequate mitigation and insufficient adaptation support that has pushed the world to the era of loss and damage. It is causing large scale displacement in developing countries who have little capacity to cope with the impacts. There is a huge policy and practice gap from local to global levels to ensure protection to the displaced communities. The project aims to make a strong case to add climate-induced migration, where South Asian civil society, therefore, play a critical role in addressing information gaps, developing solutions, strengthening South Asian solidarity and influencing policy, to address climate-induced migration in the region.


  • Solidarity for climate migrants among citizens and civil society is enhanced and collective actions are taken to address the impacts
  • National and regional policymakers take steps in formulating policies that strengthen resilience to climate impacts and ensure protection for those affected by climate-induced migration.
  • Discourse on global legal protection system includes specific issues of communities, particularly women, affected by climate-induced migration in South Asia


September 2018 to August 2020

Project Partners

CANSA, ActionAid International, Bread For The World. CPRD in Bangladesh, Li BIRD in Nepal, WOTR in India, SDPI in Pakistan and CEPA in Sri Lanka.

Activity Briefs

Inception Workshop

Regional inception workshop held in Kathmandu on 29th and 30th October 2018 for CSOs of the member organisations of all the countries to launch the project and jointly prepare overarching regional strategy as well as brainstorming on the implementation of national activities mentioned in the project.

Side Event in COP24

The Side event was organised in COP24 with partnership of SDPI, BFTW, ACT Alliance, ActionAid International and CANSA to pitch for legal protection of climate-induced migrants, particularly in light of the findings of recent IPCC Special Report on 1.5 degree Celsius, that demands the urgency to raise ambition on mitigation, resilience building and climate finance.


Project Focal Point

Rushati Das – Programme Officer