From Pakistan to Bangladesh, more than 9.6 million people are affected as floods have inundated South Asian countries. Monsoons and flooding are a yearly affair but what is different this time is the sheer scale and extent of the devastation. The impacts of global warming are already being felt in South Asia as experts predict more landslides and flooding in the region.
In the midst of a pandemic, these floods prove that the climate crisis hasn’t taken a break. Rather, the effects of it are more devastating than ever. In the last few months, South Asia has already faced repeated climate impacts like Super Cyclone Amphan, heatwaves, and the locust swarm attack, all while the Himalayan glaciers, also known as the Third Pole, are melting at an alarming rate.
South Asian countries need to work together to move towards a Just Recovery post-COVID. This means setting a timeframe to phase out fossil fuels, building climate-resilient infrastructure, clean and efficient public transportation, and putting the health of citizens at the forefront.
Join the Just Recovery conversation in South Asia during this critical time.