Sri Lanka is increasingly exposed to the impacts of climate change across different sectors of its economy and society. Communities and individuals are impacted by rising temperatures, erratic weather patterns, shifting agricultural seasons, prolonged droughts, flash floods, storms and high winds, loss of biodiversity and ecosystems services, soil degradation, and other climate-related hazards. For Sri Lanka to continue on its pathway of development toward a prosperous and sustainable future, it is pivotal to address climate-related vulnerabilities and build resilience.

Policies, laws, and regulations create the enabling environment to facilitate ground-level action across vital sectors such as agriculture, forestry, and biodiversity. They also connect national processes to climate commitments under the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, a just COVID-19 recovery, and other global processes on mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk management. This project focuses on identifying the connections between inclusive and participatory climate action, resilience, and sustainable community livelihood development through interventions such as agroforestry. It aims to develop a methodology that outlines climate change impacts, actions, and links to different national and international processes for all three sectors as well as synergies between them in the context of climate change and sustainable development, taking into account a large evidence base and case studies collected from around the world.

A project supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

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