Review of current and planned adaptation action: South Asia

Report / Paper

Review of current and planned adaptation action: South Asia

AUTHORS: Islam, Faisal; Hove, Hilary; Parry, Jo-Ellen

PUBLISHED DATE

June 2012

RESOURCE

This document presents a review of current and planned adaptation action in South Asia, which is defined as including the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It first provides an overview of adaptation action at a regional level, highlighting commonalities and differences between South Asian countries. The appendices that follow discuss adaptation action taking place in each of the eight countries in the region. This document is one of 12 regional profiles completed as a contribution to the Review of Current and Planned Adaptation Action in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. Its purpose is to provide a baseline understanding of who is doing what on adaptation in three developing regions—Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean—and in priority adaptation sectors. Based on available resources, it seeks to provide a rapid assessment of: (i) priority interests and adaptation needs; (ii) efforts by governments to support adaptation though policy and planning; (iii) the scope of international support for adaptation efforts in different countries and sectors; and (iv) potential gaps in adaptation efforts at the country and regional levels.