Activity Brief: Regional Workshop on Options for an Innovative Climate Finance Regime for South Asia
Climate finance is needed to help vulnerable communities adapt to, and also mitigate, the adverse effects of a changing climate. The governance of climate finance is a crucial issue for countries in South Asia, both in terms of how international sources of finance are governed, as well as the capacity of national institutions to make best use of climate finance when it is available.
Given the importance of climate finance, a the Regional Workshop on “Options for an Innovative Climate Finance Regime for South Asia” was organised by the Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) – a designated institution or sub-regional node within the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN). The workshop was supported by the USAID funded ADAPT Asia-Pacific project and Low Emissions Asian Development Program (LEAD).
The workshop brought together a group of participants from eight South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They included government officials, members of civil society as well as the business sector.