Welcome to the October CANSA monthly digest. 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.
We are extremely happy to have new submissions come in from our members and friends in Sri Lanka, India and beyond. 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.

5th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum

For 2016, the theme “Adapting and Living below 2°C:  Bridging the Gaps in Policy & Practice” will explore platforms and concrete pathways for even greater partnerships by governments, civil society and business.  With the growing interest and with the recognition of adaptation not only as a development imperative but as an existential one as well, we are looking forward to welcoming more than 800 participants who will be looking towards meaningful outcomes during the event.
Read more on our website here

Climate change decision-making can be manoeuvred by policymakers no doubt, however, in a world where everything and all disciplines becomes linked to one another, it is not only important, but also imperative that all stakeholders are brought in to and made a part of this decision-making process.

Simultaneously though, it is important that we realise these decision-making process should not only be limited those achieved inside boardrooms or exclusive conference halls. While it might be practically impossible or improbable even to pay attention to and incorporate all opinions, it is important to work around what is believed to be a general consensus. Because, combatting climate change is not only about reduced emission levels but also in the longer run, a sustainable future for generations to come.

Read more on "The Role of Befriending Corporates in Climate Change Solutions"
New Members

Welcome Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan to the CANSA Family!

Centre for Peace and Justice Pakistan (CPJP) is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1995 and was registered in 2010 at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan under Trust Act. CPJPwas formally organised by the group of Lawyers, scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds ranging from politics to media and academia to writers and intellectuals. CPJP is an independent organisation that works for strengthening the Peace and Justice in Pakistan. CPJP works with Student Unions, Labor organisations, NGOs, Civil Society organisations, Political Parties, Academia Print and Electronic media. CPJP has established the unique example of creativity, credibility and commitment through civic courage, transparent practices and highest professional standards.

Find out more on our website here.

Welcome HELP Foundation to the CANSA Family!

ELP Foundation is an NGO engaged in Research based activities, addressing Social, Environmental, Cultural and Health Care issues and works with communities, especially women, youth and children for their well being. 

Find our more on our website here.

Events in November
Marrakech, Morocco
COP 22

CANSA Side Events


  • Strengthening transparency from finance to implementation: Why putting more on the website is not enough and how to build community engagement and input on adaptation

Date: November 09
Time: 1400 - 1530h
Venue: UNDP Pavilion, Blue Zone 

  • Climate induced displacement: Protecting and promoting the rights of climate migrants

Date: November 10
Time: 1445-1815h
Venue: Bering 

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Updates from our Members

The fact that the weather risk has ruined rainfall agriculture. The uncertainty in weather conditions has put at risk the crop output, production and yield which contributes to the growing distress among the rain fed farmers in general and the marginal, small and resource poor farmers in particular resulting distress migration. Therefore, there is a need for rethinking on existing policy framework in order to ameliorate the conditions of this set of farmers in weather event and rain shadow areas.

Read more on Udyama's Initiative here
It is something we hear one too many times a day, but young people are the future. In our fast ageing, overworked and exhausted world where more and more people are taking on multiple roles that exceed their capacity due to the shortage of skilled labour and financial deficits, we often fail to remember that we wouldn’t be able to do everything, forever. Hence, there is a great need to train a younger, more abled force that would successfully carry on the legacy of work that has already been started. Having this vision in mind and also with the intention of incorporating the opinions and perspectives of the youth, SLYCAN Trust organised the “Global Youth Forum on Climate Change” on October 18 as a side event at the Sri Lanka NEXT Conference and Exhibition.
Read more on SLYCAN Trust's blog here
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