Climate change is seriously affecting the well-being of South Asian countries and its people. The poor people, living on less than US$1.25/day, find themselves at the mercy of variable climatic conditions. Coastal areas are vulnerable to rise in sea level. Farmers and fishermen, in particular, are in danger due to infrastructure and land development decisions driving settlements onto unsuitable land.
By 2050, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that higher temperatures and greater temperature extremes will hit the region. Scientific evidence points towards an increase in droughts, floods, and other natural disasters. There are serious concerns that require immediate action.
Action on Climate Today is a five-year programme that works closely with governments (Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan) to develop strategies to combat the impact of climate change. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), ACT began in 2014 with the aim to help partner countries integrate climate change into their policies, plan and budgets. We provide active support in the following fields.
- Support the design and delivery of climate resilience.
- Promote investments for climate compatible development.
- Build the climate change knowledge of decision makers.
- Attract further climate change investment from the public and private sector.
ACT believes that only a collective effort will help us solve one of the biggest problems facing humanity. Join us. We must ACT Today.