Developing a National Climate Change Communication Strategy for Sri Lanka

The Media Forum on Climate Change, which is an integrated part of the “Sri Lanka NEXT – a Blue Green Era” 2018 program, was held on the 19th of October at the Bandaranayaka Memorial International Conference Hall. The event was… Continue Reading

How Global Warming Will Change the World: The IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 Degrees

  By Dennis Mombauer   This week in Incheon, the IPCC will finalize and release its most comprehensive and critical report on climate change for years to come. Its findings will show the profound impacts on human life and the… Continue Reading

Beleaguered Biodiversity: Protecting Sri Lanka’s Unique Wildlife

By Dennis Mombauer Sri Lanka is a biodiversity hotspot with an abundance of ecosystems and many endemic species. Its animals and plants are greatly threatened by human activity and the impacts of climate change, putting the world at risk of… Continue Reading

The Stakeholder Consultation workshop on Provincial Adaptation Plans and Sri Lanka’s Third National Communication on Climate Change for the Southern Province

The Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is presently being developed by the Ministry of Maheweli Development and Environment. The TNC is submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat… Continue Reading

Introducing Climate Change Communication into Journalism Education in Sri Lanka

SLYCAN Trust in partnership with the Sri Lanka College of Journalism launched the first module on climate change communication for journalists in Sri Lanka on 19th September 2018. The module focuses on: Creating awareness among journalism students on climate change… Continue Reading

Access and Empowerment: Literacy and Development in Rural Sri Lanka

by Dennis Mombauer   Literacy is the ability to read and write. More than that, it also grants access to knowledge and information in a broader sense. Literacy is empowerment, employability, security, and independence. It includes skillsets like digital and… Continue Reading

The Value of Mangroves: Ecological Services of Mangroves in Sri Lanka

by Buddhika Ranadheera Mangroves are a valuable ecological and economic resource to Sri Lanka. According to the Forest Department, Sri Lanka is home to over 20 mangrove species which extend over an area of 15,670 hectares. However, mangroves represent only… Continue Reading

Blue-Green Protectors: Mangrove Restoration in Sri Lanka

On the border between land and sea, a unique ecosystem covers tropical and subtropical regions around the world: Mangrove forests. Mangroves are well adapted to saline water and the tides, and they thrive along the coastlines of over 118 countries,… Continue Reading