Environmental sustainability and building resilience to climate change is a major area of focus at SDPI. In fact, SDPI is one of the few organizations in the region that started working on needs to adapt different development strategies in a changing climate back in the mid-90s. Our very first "Sustainable Development Conference" (SDC) titled "Green Economy" was focused around this theme. Our representatives are the part of official delegations to the Conference of Parties (CoP) every year. We have been researching on a regional approach to respond to climate change, and at the local level, are studying the impact of climate change in semi-arid regions on mangroves, food security, agriculture, and economy.