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

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

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

Women, Children and Climate Change: The Struggles of Vulnerable Groups Forced to Move

by Amayaa Wijesinghe In the past decade, extreme weather events have been triggered all over Sri Lanka, taking place more and more frequently and intensely. The severe drought conditions in districts such as Jaffna and Polonnaruwa have continued unceasingly since… Continue Reading

Moving Grounds: Climate Migration and Refugees

by Dennis Mombauer As climate change alters long-term weather patterns and leads to increasing droughts, floods, and storms, more and more people are turned into climate migrants and refugees. During 2010 and 2011, climate-related disasters have displaced around 42 million… Continue Reading