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Welcome to the November CANSA monthly digest and also apologise for the slight delay in having this finalised and sent out. In our monthly digest we will share with our members and partners a quick recap of what’s happened, updates from both our members and the secretariat. 
Be sure to keep sending in your articles, event details and other organisational news of interest that we will be thrilled to share on our website, social media channels and other partners.

Scaling up of Local Solutions and Strategies Delivering Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate Action Network South Asia organised a side event at the 22nd Conference of Parties in Marrakech, Morocco focused on "scaling up of local solutions and strategies delivering adaptation to climate change." Based on geographic location, socio-economic composition and resource endowments, climate change has profound impact on rural areas of developing countries in South Asia. In order to pursue stated temperature goal, cope with climate change as well as stay true to the development imperatives, countries in South Asia must choose low carbon pathways. At the same time, low cost, location and climate specific, inclusive and stakeholder driven response to climate and development issues is paramount for the region.

In this context, Eco Village Development (EVD) strategies and solutions plays a balancing act between development and emission agenda. EVD is a basket of simple, inexpensive renewable energy technologies in sustainable energy, agriculture, water management and gardening customised to local weather conditions, social and cultural needs. The solutions use local resources and packages technological hardware with software such as training. The sustainable solutions has been successful in reducing drudgery of rural women, equipping women with new social and economic skills, providing cash incomes to families and delivering food security.


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Migrants 10th November 2016, COP 22, Marrakech
Climate Displacement: Protecting and Promoting the Rights of Climate

South Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change and the region is
experiencing unprecedented climate induced displacement. The displacement
occurring are, internal and cross border (temporary or permanent) in
nature. 200 million people have already been displaced around the world and
the phenomenon is occurring in a rapid pace in various corners of the
world. Considering the importance climate induced displacement, CANSA and
its partners COAST, ACTION AID and others organised a the side event to
discuss the measures to be taken to help displaced people. The role of
international agencies such as UNFCCC and intergovernmental bodies to
address the issues of climate induced displacement, to protect the rights
of displaced people were deliberated in the side event and to deliberate
[image: DSC_4554.jpg]Displacement in South Asia - A case study conducted
by CAN South Asia and Action Aid International was presented in the event
with a focus in South Asia. South Asian region has been facing series of
floods, droughts, heat waves, cyclones and other extreme weather events.
The ripple effect of climate change is just beginning to unravel in South
Asia. The push factors acting in the region are lack of land access,
poverty, conflict, ethnic tension and the pull factors are lack of energy
access, development driven political and economic narrative, demand of
seasonal labour, access to health, education services and kinship driving
Events Happening in December
New Delhi, India 
December 01-02, 2016

George Marshall Climate Outreach Training

CANSA member groups on how to research and develop climate change narratives for effective communication in New Delhi on 1-2 December 2016.

CANSA in the Media

SARRC states urged to co-operate on climate change

Experts at a seminar titled 'SAARC-Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Regional Dynamics' have stressed the need to evolve mechanism to protect lives of people prone to climate change in South Asia region.

"The nature of challenges and threats of disasters induced by climate change demanded trans-boundary solutions, and hence, it was imperative for all the governments in South Asia to enhance cooperation and collaboration at SAARC level to evolve mechanisms to tackle climate change."

Climate Action Network (CAN) Director Sanjay Vashist shared his views with the audience around the impacts of climate change in South Asia including shrinking cross-border resources. He said the South Asian governments lacked capacity to respond to these challenges while working in isolation.

"The climate financing at global level was shrinking and thus it was high time for the South Asian governments to mobilise their resources," Sanjay said. The nature of the disasters in South Asian countries including floods and draughts existed in across the region and thus it could be responded by collaborated mechanisms."

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‘South Asian countries are faced with common problems’

The temperature has been increasing in South Asia and the climate has started changing due to which floods and droughts are being experienced in various parts of South Asia, said Director Climate Action Network (Can) South Asia Sanjay Vashist on Monday.

Speaking at a seminar titled ‘South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)- Challenges and Opportunities in Changing Regional Dynamics’ via a video link, Mr Vashist said that it takes a few years to deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster and that recently, natural disasters occur each year.

Last year was the warmest year ever, he said.

He stressed that the civil society should play its role in bringing SAARC countries closer and that data regarding the management of water in the region should be shared in order to avoid wars in the future.

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*Monthly Digest - November 2016*

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