Harjeet Singh

Harjeet Singh is the global lead on climate change for ActionAid. Based in New Delhi, India he supports countries across the world on policy advocacy related to climate change. Prior to this, he managed disaster resilience programme globally and coordinated emergency response and preparedness work in Asia and the Americas. Until 2007, he led the tsunami response programme in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for ActionAid India.

Harjeet is closely associated with the Global Network of CSOs on Disaster Reduction (GNDR) and Climate Action Network (CAN) International as well as its South Asian node. He is also the one of the founder-directors of the Alliance of Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (AADRR), India and presently chairs the network.

He writes regularly on climate change and disaster resilience issues. He tweets at @harjeet11 and can be reached at harjeet.singh@actionaid.org.

 

Latest blogs

It’s the first week of this year’s UN climate summit and much of the attention of the 195 governments taking part in the negotiations is on an international mechanism to deal with loss and damage...
After witnessing the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy in Cuba, Haiti and the United States, I was hoping to find developed countries, engaged in the climate negotiations in Doha, to be serious...
Some claim that Durban has opened a new ‘door’ to negotiate a more comprehensive legally binding agreement. But I would call it a debacle, where the deathbed of equity as a principle was prepared and...
The Lesotho highlands has suffered greatly due to climate change.
Harjeet Singh gives his reactions to events as they are unfolding in Durban at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference (COP17).The crisis is now, we don't have time to wait!ON CLIMATE CASHAs the Green...
This year we saw the worst drought in some parts of the Horn of Africa in 60 years. It is a shocking reminder of the catastrophic impacts that climate change can and will have on poor...
Najman Mohammed, 6, Kenya
Ministers must revive talks on innovative sources of climate financing Senior  Ministers’ meeting in Petersburg this week in the run up to December 2011 climate summit in Durban, South...
ActionAid Australia rallying against climate change in the countdown to Cop15