Climate Analytics South Asia
Lalitpur Metropolitan City – 10
Bagmati Province, Nepal
The 2022 IPCC Working Group II assessment report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability to climate change labelled South Asia as one of the global hotspots of high human vulnerability. This vulnerability is further heightened in locations facing poverty, governance challenges, conflicts, and high levels of climate-sensitive livelihoods. South Asia is facing compound challenges of high poverty rates, a significant population without access to basic services, wealth and gender inequalities, as well as governance challenges. The region nevertheless has a lot of potential for a low-carbon transformation in line with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C goal. This potential can be unleashed – with adequate international support – by reducing dependencies on fossil fuels and setting up exemplary initiatives on adaptation and resilience building, forestation, and generation of renewable energy resources.
Building on strong connections with governments, universities and think-tanks in the region, our South Asia branch develops and implements projects to unpack climate change targets, provide technical support for developing implementation plans for NDCs and NAPs, and contribute to sustained capacity building of governments and stakeholders. Our team in Kathmandu offers technical assistance to governments particularly in the South Asian region in implementing mitigation and adaptation programmes. Currently through its Kathmandu office, Climate Analytics is actively assisting Nepal’s 2020 NDC design and implementation, in collaboration with Nepal government and NDC-partnership, in analysing climate change risks, the cost of NDC implementation, and conducting a cost-benefit analysis of mitigation actions.