The two broad policy solutions to climate change are mitigation and adaptation. Adaptation involves lowering the adverse effects of climate change. It is a comprehensive policy, which encompasses ecological, social and economic adjustments in anticipation of climate change and its impacts.Adaptation measures could range from large scale infrastructure projects – such as the erection of dams to protect against water level rises, or improving the irrigation system to deal with droughts, to behavioral shifts such as farmers rotating crops.
SLYCAN Trust work on adaptation focuses mainly on:
National Adaptation Plans:
Nairobi Work Programme
The Nairobi work programme (NWP) was established at the 11th Conference of Parties in 2005, as a mechanism under the UNFCCC to enable the development and dissemination of information on adaptation policies and practices. Read more
To help all Parties, in particular developing countries, to improve their understanding and assessment of impacts, vulnerability and adaptation; and
To enable all Parties to make informed decisions on practical adaptation actions and measures to respond to climate change on a sound scientific, technical and socio-economic basis.
Of particular significance to a developing nation such as Sri Lanka is the NWP’s focus on assisting countries to integrate adaptation and related climate change measures and measures to achieve sustainable development.
SLYCAN Trust as a partner of the Nairobi Work Programme of the UNFCCC is committed to sharing knowledge and best practices on climate adaptation with other partners, and to the public for capacity building, and developing best ways to address climate change adaptation at the local, national and the global level.