Our South Asia office in Kathmandu, supported by experts throughout the region, produces evidence and analysis to help governments and regional stakeholders unpack climate change targets.
The team offers science-based policy guidance and capacity building to inform decision-making and support the development and implementation of climate action plans in the region and across Asia.
Safeguards and exit points for the World Bank as host of the Loss and Damage Fund
An agreement was reached to establish the World Bank as the interim host of the Loss and Damage Fund. Developing countries signed up to this on certain conditions. We unpack the safeguards put in place and look at the three points at which the Fund could exit the World Bank.
Loss and damage: two options in play for fund’s makeup
There are currently two options on the table for the loss and damage fund’s structure – ‘programmatic’ and ‘responsive’. We reflect on the pros and cons of each.
Four things to know from the first workshop on the loss and damage fund
The Transitional Committee held its first workshop on how to set up the new loss and damage fund — here’s our take on the key funding gaps and solutions that emerged at the meeting.
2023 will shape the Loss and Damage fund for years to come – have your say now
Flooding in Pakistan: where vulnerability meets climate change, devastation can follow
In the wake of the massive flooding in Pakistan, Fahad Saeed and Manjeet Dhakal explain how socioeconomic factors intersect with climate impacts in South Asia, compounding their effects on people and the environment. Based on the latest evidence from the IPCC, they break down what risks could emerge in the coming decades if warming is not limited to the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C threshold.