SLYCAN Trust’s work programme on climate change adaptation and loss and damage (L&D) focuses on addressing climate-induced L&D through evidence-based policy and action under the UNFCCC process, with a special focus on climate resilience building, climate-related human mobility and non-economic or cultural L&D. The programme aims to build the technical capacities of key stakeholders, including policymakers, to better engage in the UNFCCC negotiation process through national, regional, and international initiatives as well as the development of evidence-based products which facilitate national and regional position-building related to adaptation and L&D in the context of the UNFCCC negotiations. It also works towards enhancing cross-regional collaboration to facilitate inclusive and participatory processes related to adaptation and L&D under the UNFCCC and amplify the voices of developing country stakeholders in key decision-making processes with enhanced technical capacity, evidence to demonstrate the impacts felt, and positions that build resilience of communities and ecosystems.
Vositha is an attorney-at-law specialising in public international law, with a focus on international environmental law, UN human rights law, refugee law and EU law. She has over a decade of experience in working on climate change, at national and international level.
Dennis Mombauer currently lives in Colombo as a freelance writer and researcher on climate change and education. He focuses on ecosystem-based adaptation and sustainable urban development as well as on autism spectrum disorder in the field of education. Besides articles and research, he has published numerous works of fiction in German and English.