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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Risk transfer is one of the key ways of addressing losses and damages that are caused by different hazards. However, risk transfer mechanisms are not accessible to all. This includes the most vulnerable to climate change.
Climate change impacts are spread across all sectors, and among these one of the most impacted is the agriculture sector. With regular floods and droughts creating adverse impacts on their livelihoods, the farmers are forced to move away to urban areas to find work to support their families.
Youth are a key stakeholder in addressing impacts of climate change. To build the capacity and empower youth at national, regional, and international level, SLYCAN Trust organises the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change, which is held annually as part of Sri Lanka NEXT Conference, organised by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment of Sri Lanka.
Climate change impacts threaten agriculture and food security in Sri Lanka. With impacts of floods and droughts experienced the last decade, many agriculture communities are highly vulnerable and unable to carry out their livelihoods.
Mangroves are a vital component of our biodiversity. They are impacted by climate change, and human activity which threaten their survival. However, they are also protectors of our coastline, ecosystems and contribute to generative economic benefits to coastal communities.
This research project focuses on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
The research project "Study on Linkages between Managing Disaster Risks in the Long Term and Building Resilience to Climate Change for Greater Policy-Making Coherence" focuses on the links between managing disasters risks and building resilience, as well as the need for coherent policies to address them both.
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.
The research project "Implementation of NDCs for Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka" focuses on identifying gaps in policies and regulations in Sri Lanka to implement the country's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for renewable energy, with a primary focus on solar and wind energy.
The Meatless Monday Sri Lanka campaign is being implemented by SLYCAN Trust since 2015. It focuses on sustainable food consumption to address the impacts of climate change, promote animal welfare, and achieve sustainable development.