Mandate / Aims for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience

1. Climate Finance

To raise awareness and build capacity on options and processes in climate finance amongst key stakeholders (governments, cso’s, and private sector) in South Asia region.
Advocate for transparency and accountability at national and sub-national level on utilization of climate finance.

2. Low Carbon Development

To influence and enhance the 2020 NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) targets and commitments of South Asian nations.
To independently, monitor, assess and report the implementation of NDCs of South Asian countries.

3. Climate Resilience

To document and disseminate best practices of resilience across South Asia.
To mobilize and develop capacities of governments, communities and CSO stakeholders in framing appropriate adaptation and resilience building plans.

4. Loss & damage and Climate induced Migration

To advocate for protection of climate migrants in South Asia, particularly those who are force to cross borders.
To highlight the need for loss and damage finance in South Asia at international and regional levels and demand a spate financial stream.

Location of activity at Provincial Level


Location of activity at District Level

South Asia

Current Projects contributing to Climate Change

CANSA is a network of 60 NGOs in six countries of South Asia engaged in Climate Change issues. One of the major strategies of CANSA has been its outreach to civil societies in the member countries – a process is guided by two broad objectives: establishing a strong South Asia lobby in negotiations and contributing to Climate action Network (CAN) international policy advocacy; and targeting SAARC towards a regional cooperation at least from Climate Change perspectives. LEAD serves on the governing board of CANSA and ensures that it effectively participates in all activities undertaken by the network. For details visit:

  1. Defying Climate Change – Putting Children and Women First
  2. Eco Village Development as Climate Solution Proposals from South Asia
  3. Global Narratives of Climate Change
  4. Opportunities for Indo-German Co-operation in Bilateral and Multilateral
    Environment and Development Policy

Contact Person

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS)
House # 10, Road # 16A, Gulshan -1
Dhaka -1212, Bangladesh