Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all parties submit regular national communications on their climate policies and actions as part of the overall reporting system.
Sri Lanka is currently developing its Third National Communication (TNC), which is a comprehensive report on the nation's climate-change related information gathered by government entities, experts, and consultants across nine sectors.
SLYCAN Trust is one of the partners of the TNC Consortium which contributes to TNC-related activities conducted by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in conjunction with UNDP and the TNC Consortium.
Key activities related to the TNC include the implementation of climate change related research, the preparation of the climate change research repository for Sri Lanka, the preparation of the National Climate Change Communication Strategy, the preparation of the National Climate Change Research Strategy, conducting national level and provincial level workshops, and the development of communication and awareness material.
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.