Climate change in South Asia

Join us for a conference on ‘Strengthening responses to climate variability in South Asia’, at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, 7 February 2013 at 9am-10.30am.

Droughts, floods, and varying monsoon rains are not a recent phenomenon in South Asia. For centuries, farmers, fishermen, and others dependent on the weather for their livelihoods have adapted to periods of environmental hardship. However, the current combination of unsustainable resources use, inadequate national policies, and intensifying climate and environmental change threaten to overwhelm existing adaptive capabilities.

Recognising this, International Alert conducted case studies in Nepal, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh to illustrate current levels of risk and resilience to environmental change at the village level.

We will discuss the findings, emerging trends across South Asia, and implications for policy at the national and local levels.

To find out more, please visit the Wilson Center website here.

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