Proceedings Report: Sub-Regional Annual Conference on “Climate Change Issues and Priorities in South Asia: Assessment and Ideas for Future Engagement”, 18-19 February 2013, Marawila, Sri Lanka

Event Proceedings

Proceedings Report: Sub-Regional Annual Conference on “Climate Change Issues and Priorities in South Asia: Assessment and Ideas for Future Engagement”, 18-19 February 2013, Marawila, Sri Lanka

ORGANISER: Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)
AUTHORS: Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA), Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

PUBLISHED DATE

March 2013

 

The sub-regional annual conference held in Marawila, Sri Lanka focused on key issues of linking different stakeholders, focusing on better understanding the concept of loss and damage which is developing to be a key area of focus in the UNFCCC process, and also understanding the outcomes of Doha and better analyzing them.
 
The workshop can be deemed as successful in creating awareness of the prevalence of a higher level of knowledge in the CSO groups regarding climate change related activism. It also highlighted that there is willingness on the part of ministerial employees to create links in further work that will be conducted nationally and regionally.
 
In addition to networking and building of capacity of non-CSO groups, the analysis of Doha outcomes presented the opportunity to create an in-depth dialogue on different areas of work that focuses on the UNFCCC process, and to share each parties knowledge on the working areas which they have been following during COP18.
 
There were suggestions to create a working mechanism that would facilitate regional collaboration in policy making which would build capacity and help facilitate to raise the voice of the South in the UNFCCC negotiations as well as helping domestic policy initiatives that would help the peoples of the region.