South Asian Regional Initiatives
In the last three decades, DA has completed over 600 projects and assignments for strengthening sustainable development agenda, and climate change initiatives at national, regional and global levels. Some of these initiatives include South Asian Environmental Outlooks, Rio+20 South Asian Position papers, regional case studies on resource efficient consumption and Environment Management frameworks for Governments, corporate and international agencies. Currently, DA is engaged in following the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations on climate change and has been involved in developing regional policy perspectives for influencing Indian and South Asian positions at UNFCCC.
DA is actively engaged in policy research at the national, regional and global level and is facilitating practice-to-policy connect for climate resilient development. DA is a founding and board member of Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and has been working with the network to strengthen South Asian position in global climate change negotiations and policy development processes. Being the secretariat of CANSA and co-chair of its Indian National Steering Committee, DA also coordinates activities of the networks and provides insightful inputs to CANSA processes in global negotiations and regional engagement strategy processes.