Climate Action Network South Asia has appointed and nominated Dr. Edmond Fernandes, Director – Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health, Mangalore as one of the members of the National Steering Committee of India. The appointment tenure is made for two years and will guide India’s climate trajectory at the global level. Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) is a coalition of about 300 civil society organizations working in 08 South Asian countries to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change. It promotes equity and social justice between peoples, sustainable development of all communities and protection of the global environment. CANSA has been at the forefront of representing the southern perspectives at international climate negotiations and undertakes inter-governmental, regional, and national actions. With its large membership base, CANSA works towards linking policy work, research and action-based work in the region to address and set workable solutions to the adverse effects of climate change affecting the region. CANSA is an active member of Climate Action Network-International, a powerful global network of more than 1,500 civil society organizations in over130 countries, driving collective and sustainable action to fight the climate crisis and to achieve social and racial justice. CAN convenes and coordinates civil society at the UN climate talks and other international fora.
Edward & Cynthia Institute of Public Health is a unit of CHD Group holding UNFCCC Observership Status.
CHD Group delegation will be participating in the COP27 taking place at Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt this November, 2022.