Building Climate Resilience for Urban Poor: Working with Indian Civil Society

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Building Climate Resilience for Urban Poor: Working with Indian Civil Society 2020-02-07T01:42:34+05:30

Project Brief

The urban poor are worst and hardest hit due to the causes of climate change and its pressures. The urban poor are the ones who typically live in dangerous sites with unsafe housing, their water, and sanitation and drainage provision is usually inadequate and they are at higher risk of disease and injury. Therefore this project aims to find out how Urban Planners and Citizens should come together and see how cities should manage their air, water, waste and greens and provide adequate housing for all, especially for the poor.

Objectives

  1. To sensitise organisations and stakeholders of the “climate community” on rights of urban poor and demand the protection and realization of urban poor’s human rights as an integral part of urban climate policies.
  2. To build capacities of organisations working on urban poor’s political, social and economic rights with lens of climate change, adaptation, resilience and mitigation 

Duration

November 2019 – October 2021

Project Partners

  • Laxmi
  • CANSA

Project Focal Point

Nakul Sharma

nakul@cansouthasia.net