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South Asia Region

Divided by geographic boundaries, over 1.9 billion people living in South Asian countries share mountains, rivers, oceans, energy sources as well as weather and vulnerabilities associated with climate change. Cooperation across borders is critical to meeting the challenges of climate change.

Therefore, a regional approach to reduce climate change impacts allows for a common baseline of data, information, and knowledge from which country-specific resilience and adaptation policies can be developed. To achieve the elements of regional cooperation, the Climate Adaptation and Resilience for South Asia project, or CARE for South Asia, will integrate climate data and analysis relevant to South Asian countries in a regional platform and support its use through the provision of sectoral decision-making systems (DSS) and tools.

The project will support regional collaboration, introduce innovative solutions, and foster the knowledge and technology required to scale up climate adaptation action, policies, and investments. Facilitating cooperation between South Asian countries is expected to reduce transboundary impacts of climate change and to pool resources to meet common challenges.

Project Activities

  • Develop an open access Resilience Data and Analytics Services (RDAS) platform for easy access to hazard, vulnerability, exposure, and hydrometeorological data
  • Develop interactive dashboards to facilitate access to data and analytics to support decisions for stakeholders, leveraging the public Data and Analytical Services Catalog
  • Virtual and other trainings for RDAS user groups
  • Develop regional guidelines for sectors like finance, planning, agriculture, transport and water
  • Facilitate access to knowledge, expertise, best practices and technical assistance
  • Capacity building for climate-informed decisionmaking
  • Facilitate a regional dialogue with national finance, planning, and line ministries to bring about planning, policy reforms and investments in climate resilience