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What is climate-smart agriculture

What is Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA)?

Voiceover by Russell Isaac, Senior Consultant at Sports Media Services. Transcript: The term "climate-smart agriculture" or CSA was coined by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 2010. It encapsulates the need for agriculture in developing countries to undergo a significant transformation (if the challenges of food security in the face of climate [...] Read More
Interview with Graham Clark

Considerations for Accessing Climate Funds

Graham Clark is Chairman and Chief Executive of Asia Affinity Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong SAR, China. Read the full transcript here. Key points from the interview:  The pursuit of climate funds to address impacts and disaster risk reduction is a global imperative, albeit a complex one. To navigate this complexity, a structured and systematic [...] Read More
Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023 | Invest In Our Planet for Climate-resilient Communities

South Asia Region Climate Knowledge Hub (SAR-Climate) invites you to join our celebration of Earth Day 2023 today by taking note of the critical messages from academic experts in disaster risk reduction, economics, capacity-building, and climate change adaptation and resilience in South Asia. The experts in the video above are: Prof. Rajib Shaw, Graduate School of [...] Read More
World Water Day 2023

World Water Day 2023 Messages | Accelerating Change to Solve the Water and Sanitation Crisis

Background: Water affects us all, so we must all act swiftly to meet UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. As one of the world's most densely populated regions, South Asia is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, which are already being felt in the form of [...] Read More
Climate Change and Gender Equality

Climate Talks | Climate Change, Gender Equality, and Innovation Perspectives from South Asia

Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing issues of our time, and its consequences are being felt worldwide. However, the impact is particularly severe in South Asia, where changing weather patterns affect food security, water resources, and livelihoods. Women in the South Asia region are particularly vulnerable to these changes, as they [...] Read More
Extreme Weather Reshaping Pakistan

Climate Talks | How is extreme weather reshaping Pakistan?

Global news has been dominated by the devastating floods in Pakistan that have affected over 33 million people. Heavy monsoon rains, raging rivers and melting glaciers have submerged nearly a third of Pakistan, making the country look like a sea, even though the water is receding. ADPC speaks with Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Nadeem Ahmed about [...] Read More
climate change gender lens

Climate Talks | Applying a gender lens to climate actions: why it matters

The panel discussion engaged with gender experts in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Pakistan who emphasized that when there’s better access to gender-related information in connection to climate change, governments can work towards building capacity and integrating a gender lens into policies, plans, and investments. Governments are urged to examine the impacts of climate change through a [...] Read More
UN Climate Change Report

Climate Talks | The UN Climate Change Report: how vulnerable is South Asia?

Dubbed as 'Code Red for Humanity', the Sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report was recently released amidst unprecedented weather events across the world. South Asia, in particular, is expected to face intensified monsoons and frequent heatwaves that will continue to threaten its people and ecosystems. Join Professor Rajib Shaw as he contextualizes [...] Read More
South Asia Food Security

Climate Talks | Farm to table: how viable is climate-smart agriculture?

Agriculture supports the supply and access of food and nutrition and is the main source of livelihood in the South Asia region. However, climate change adaptation will require climate-smart sustainable agricultural practices and innovative technologies to address short crop growing periods, extreme temperatures, droughts, and floods, and approaches to deal with water shortages, food insecurity, [...] Read More
South Asia Sea Level

Climate Talks | The new line in the sand: how serious is sea level rise?

Rural and coastal communities are exposed to climate-induced extreme events, such as erratic rainfall, flooding, sea level rise, cyclones, and salinity intrusion. In this regard, disasters have exacerbated migration to cities, resulting in unplanned and rapid urbanization in the country. ADPC launches its 5th 'Climate Talks' on International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to raise [...] Read More