November 9, 2021 - 6:50 am

Can It Be Serious For Climate Change ?

    At the climate summit this year, India has come up with multiple initiatives. However, one can observe the absence of a South Asia initiative on climate change led by India. Despite having a lot of commonalities, why South Asian discourse goes missing? It is the least integrated region because of historical factors whose impact can be witnessed in multi-regional forums such as SAARC, BIMSTEC, BBIN, SASEC, MGC.

    One can be certain to determine that only climate change can now unite South Asia despite failure of co-operations of regional players due to various reasons. As Indian subcontinent share the same geography, they also suffer the same problems together as well. Because of adverse climate impact despite having lowest per capita emissions in the regions which cause a huge population to become vulnerable to it. It is essential for South Asia to collaborate and unite together for bargaining block.

    When New Delhi speaks of the need for climate justice, Global funding and climate adaptation technology transfer, India's voice only be strengthened multiple times if it speaks for South Asia as a whole. If India fails to speak for South Asia, It is losing an opportunity. Its neighbors are seeking help from other international partners. New Delhi has shown the path for the world in terms of fight against climate change. India must show its leadership to unite South Asia over climate change