Issue BriefsPublished on May 11, 2023 PDF Download
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Climate-induced disasters: Regional initiatives for collective response

The SAARC nations are home to more than a billion-and-a-quarter population,distributed over a rich landscape of mountains, coasts, forests, deltaic plains, and deserts. Over time, the rapid growth of the region’s population thrived on the widespread distribution of rich and fertile lands and ample water and other resources. The large and complex river systems around the region has also meant that, historically, water has been a key marker of the landscape,along with the majestic Himalayas and the generous monsoons. While monsoon predominates as a crucial condition of water availability, there are widespread variations in the monsoon patterns across the region. As climatic changes increasingly threaten huge swathes of the globe,
including this region, it is necessary to maintain a stable political dialogue to ensure cooperation. This paper argues that member states must stand together to reduce the region’s vulnerability and mitigate the ill effects of climate-induced disasters.

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