Research on Policy Gaps & Needs Analysis for the Implementation of Adaptation and Loss & Damage NDCs of Sri Lanka, Nepal & Bangladesh

SLYCAN Trust

This research project focuses on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The policy-based research involves identifying existing gaps and needs to implement NDCs on adaptation and loss and damage in the 3 countries of focus, and is led by SLYCAN Trust, and implemented in partnership with International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCAD) in Bangladesh, and Pakriti Resource Center in Nepal.

The project activities include analysing existing laws, policies and programmes to identify gaps and needs to be addressed for implementing the NDCs submitted by each country to the UNFCCC, under the Paris Agreement. It also involves developing a knowledge hub for knowledge material developed under the project, as well as other knowledge products on climate change adaptation, and loss and damage.


This project is supported by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN,) and implemented in collaboration with the Climate Change Secretariat of Sri Lanka of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment in Sri Lanka, as well as other key stakeholders working on NDCs, and national adaptation planning in Nepal and Bangladesh.


Project duration: September 2018 – August 2019
Project status: Ongoing
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SLYCAN Trust

SLYCAN Trust is a non-profit think tank. It has been a registered legal entity in the form of a trust since 2016, and a guarantee limited company since 2019. The entities focus on the thematic areas of climate change, adaptation and resilience, sustainable development, environmental conservation and restoration, social justice, and animal welfare. SLYCAN Trust’s activities include legal and policy research, education and awareness creation, capacity building and training, and implementation of ground level action. SLYCAN Trust aims to facilitate and contribute to multi-stakeholder driven, inclusive and participatory actions for a sustainable and resilient future for all.