New framework has successes integrating climate change into governance systems in South Asia

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

Four South Asian countries (India, Pakistan, Nepal and Afghanistan) have successfully applied a new governance framework called “Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change within Governance Systems in South Asia” that allows governments to integrate climate change adaptation into governance systems, policies and plans.


Grappling With Climate Change in the Kingdom Of Happines

Stories from the field Author: Ruth Ramoifuila

For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country nestled in the Himalayas between India and China, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development. See how Bhutan facing these challenges through an interview with Secretary Chencho Norbu, head of the National Environment Commission Secretariat.


New framework to effectively finance climate change adaptation

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

Some estimates suggest that US$ 500 billion will be needed for adaptation by 2050, and public finances will form a crucial part of that picture. To ensure this, a new framework that helps governments mainstream spending on climate adaptation into domestic budgets, has been successfully implemented in four South Asian countries.


Building Climate Resilient, Migrant-Friendly Cities

Opinion Author: Saleemul Huq

A recent report from the World Bank has looked at the potential number of people who will be displaced and become climate migrants due to the adverse impacts of climate change around the world by 2050. The report estimated the number to be around 140 million across Asia and Africa, with 40 million in South Asia.

Of them, a significant portion, around 10 million or more, are likely to be in Bangladesh and these people would most likely be moving inland from the low-lying coastal districts. Most of them are likely to end up in Dhaka.


Network as The Backbone to Urban Climate Change Resilience

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda, Julie Greenwalt

Cities are challenging spaces to govern and common ground between different interest groups is often elusive, which is why resilience has proven less easy to pin down. This month, we are trying to figure out how collaboration among regional actors in building resilience would benefit a city.


Rokeya Khatun: Recognizing the importance of dealing with sector-specific gender issues

ACCCRN Champion Author: Farraz Theda, Rokeya Khatun

Meet our champion this month! Rokeya Khatun has extensive experience in gender, capacity building and climate change with specific expertise in results-based management, training of trainers, and integration of population management in development planning in Bangladesh.


Placing Young People at the Center of All Climate Negotiations

Stories from the field Author: Sohanur Rahman

Climate-related disasters pose a threat to the fundamental rights of children and youth in terms of their development and in different aspects of their lives and wellbeing. How does Bangladesh work on involving more youths into planning and program implementation?