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Welcome to the August CANSA monthly digest - an initiative we began recently and continue on doing so over the months to follow as a result of the positive response received. 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 send in your articles, event details and other organisational news of interest that we can share on our website and other partners.

Climate Finance Readiness Workshop in Mumbai

For the last few years, CANSA in partnership with UNEP - ROAP in Bangkok has been managing 'NIE Helpdesk' for building capacity of developing countries especially on Climate Finance Readiness. So far this help desk has supported numerous developing countries in Asia and Pacific region.

Taking this partnership to next level, we hosted a three-day Climate Finance Readiness workshop in partnership with NABARD, Adaptation Fund and UNEP with more than 20 country representatives attending in Mumbai from August 23-25, 2016. 

Latest CANSA Publications

Low-Carbon Development Co-operation between India and Germany Policy
Opportunities for Indo-German Cooperation in Bilateral and Multilateral Environment and Development Policy
Climate Change Policy? For a Better Understanding of India’s and Germany’s Approaches and Positions

Facilitating the Implementation of Sri Lanka's and Nepal's NAP

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and its secretariats - Clean Energy Nepal (CEN) in Nepal and Janathakshan (GTE) Ltd, in Sri Lanka hosted two workshops in August organised by Southern Voices on Adaptation to develop civil society advocacy efforts to influence the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) of both the countries. 

As a civil society initiative for promoting effective and equitable adaptation, Southern Voices has developed Joint Principles of Adaptation (JPA), which promotes multi-stakeholder participation in the shaping of policies on climate change adaptation. The workshop therefore targeted a wide stakeholder audience including policy makers, CSOs, academicians, researchers and media in the hopes of reinforcing the NAP process in both the countries.

Read More on our CANSA Blog

Update from CANSA NSC Meeting in India

CANSA India members met on August 10 in Delhi to discuss the way ahead on policy advocacy and implementation of international agreements. We also strengthened our governance by electing National Steering Committee. Welcome to the new CANSA India NSC. We believe that this is the start of a new era.

Welcome South Asian Forum for Environment to the CANSA Family!

SAFE is a regional not-for-profit civil society organisation, registered in India as a Trust and works at science society interface towards sustainable environment development and poverty alleviation through community based interventions. As an equal opportunity organisation, it envisages global reciprocal partnership and local participation to achieve the sustainable development goals in the milieu of climate change in developing south.

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Upcoming Events in September

26-27 September 2016
Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India

Building a Climate Resilient Kerala
Strengthening Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

A two-day workshop for policymakers, government officials, civil society organisations, scientists, academicians and media
CANSA in the Media

Speakers at a seminar on Saturday said Bangladesh should raise issues like health, infrastructure and agricultural management at Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP-22) and Islamabad SAARC summit to be held in November and December 2016.

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Updates from our Members

SLYCAN Trust in collaboration with the the Climate Change Secretariat of Sri Lanka, and technical support from CANSA organised an introductory workshop on Warsaw International Mechanism on loss and damage associated with climate change impacts was held at Renuka Hotel on the 1st of August 2016. The workshop was marked by the participation of a truly diverse group of participants ranging from the public sector, non-government sector, media and researchers.

Read more on the SLYCAN Blog here
Read more on the Equity BD Blog here
Protecting coastal land and protecting coastal population from cyclone and monsoon tidal urge is fundamental in Bangladesh. Water Dev Board one of the key government department in this regard. After cyclone Roanu we have had huge campaign on government to allocate money for repair the embankment which have been damaged, also to consider this as key infrastructure to protect coastal land and population. 
As government has allocated some money for emergency work in this regard, we have started multi stakeholder consultation for positive engagement and public participatory institution building for monitoring in grass root level. Pilot consultation have had organised in Kutubdia Upazila of Coxsbazar district. Please see two english media report in this regard. 
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