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."