South Asia

30 Members

TAI South Asia includes non-governmental organizations and individual members from 4 South Asian countries: Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India TAI South Asia is represented in the Core Team by Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) India. TAI partners:

  • Conduct evidence based assessments to evaluate the implementation of access rights in their own countries
  • Conduct advocacy around access rights and water, land, extractives and forests
  • Use access rights in their work including litigation.
  • Work regionally to promote access rights in other countries.

Current goals of TAI South Asia include:

  • TAI assessment recommendations including on proactive release of environmental information including information on Air and water quality.
  • Ensuring transparency in the Environment Impact Assessment process in respective countries
  • Strengthening public consultation processes in the region with respect to projecta and activities which have impact on the environment and communities
  • Reform in the area of environmental law so as to ensure the effective implementation of Principle 10 and advocacy to ensure that laws are not diluted.
  • Addressing transparency and public participation around shared rivers  (Transboundary water issues).

 There are currently no regional standards for environmental democracy in South Asia. While countries have made varying degrees of progress at the National level there is yet to emerge a consensus and regional approach to environmental democracy.

TAI assessments have been conducted in all the  four South Asian countries which are part of the TAI Network.  EDI assessments were also conducted in 2014 for each country.

 

 

 There are currently no regional standards for environmental democracy in South Asia. While countries have made varying degrees of progress at the National level there is yet to emerge a consensus and regional approach to environmental democracy.

Regional Core Team Leads