Ongoing Projects
Completed Projects

Multi-actor-partnership on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and InsuResilience

The project on multi-actor partnerships on climate and disaster risk finance and insurance in the context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership which is implemented in collaboration with Chrysalis as a local partner and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).The envisaged overall impact of the project is that the negative consequences of disasters and climate change on the development opportunities and living conditions of particularly vulnerable population groups such as farmers in Trincomalee and Anuradhapura are reduced through effective, poverty-oriented, and equitable implementation of measures to finance resilience-building to climate and disaster risks.The most important institutional direct target groups include but not limited to: communities and people vulnerable to climate change and disaster risk; relevant actors as potential partners in multi-actor partnerships involved in the design and implementation of climate and disaster risk financing measures and civil society actors in the priority countries and at international (regional, global) level.

Addressing Climate Change and Uplifting Marginalized Coastal Communities through Mangrove Conservation

Sri Lanka is home to twenty one species of true mangroves, around one third of all mangrove species in the world. As chair of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihood Action Group and through its National Mangrove Policy, the government has pledged to restore an additional 10,000 hectares of mangroves by 2030, which aligns as well with the national target of increasing the total forest cover to mitigate climate change. In addition, by providing the above-mentioned services and potential sources of livelihoods, for example in fisheries, wetland handicraft, or ecotourism, they are extremely cost-effective nature-based solutions. They can facilitate adaptation to the impacts of climate change and enhance the sustainable development of coastal areas in Sri Lanka.

Human Mobility in the context of Climate Change

The impacts of climate change increasingly influence the patterns of human mobility and immobility, including migration, disaster displacement, seasonal rural-urban dynamics, relocation, and trapped populations. As an underlying factor, climate change adds to existing drivers of mobility, exacerbates socioeconomic vulnerabilities, and severely affects migrants, host populations, and families staying behind. This is a cross-cutting challenge that intersects with different sectors and aspects, including climate change adaptation and resilience, food systems and rural livelihoods, labour and employment, social cohesion and protection, physical and mental health, education, environmental resources and ecosystem services, climate and disaster risk management, and many others. Institutional setups as well as the policy and legal framework play a great role in addressing issues and challenges related to climate change and human mobility, as do sectoral policies, development plans, and climate-related processes.

Climate Change, the Fashion Industry, and Just Transition

The global fashion, garment, and textile industry currently provides employment for over 75 million people and generates EUR 1.5 trillion in annual revenue. However, it is also a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, producing 10% of annual global carbon emissions through the manufacturing of products and materials. Decarbonizing the sector is therefore a vital step toward mitigating climate change and keeping global warming at well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Participatory NDCs for a Climate-Just Response in a COVID-19 World

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.

Country Profiles and Entry Points for the Formulation of National Adaptation Plans

This research project aims to develop country profiles and identify entry points for the National Adaptation Plan process in countries across Africa and Asia through collaboration with country partners under Southern Voices on Adaptation. Countries included in this project so far are Chad, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Protecting Wildlife

Sri Lanka is a home for a range of ecosystems which supports a high diversity of species, in fact Sri Lanka is considered as the richest country in the Asian region in terms of species concentration.

Global Youth Forum on Climate Change

The Global Youth Forum on Climate Change (GYFCC) was first organized in 2016 by SLYCAN Trust in partnership with the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka under the Sri Lanka Next programme as well as other national and international partners.