Dr. Youssef Nassef, the Director of the Adaptation Programme at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, recently launched the Resilience Frontiers Initiative (RFI)to achieve permanent resilience beyond 2030. Harnessing the power of paradigm-shifting frontier technologies and emerging social trends, this Initiative identifies eight transformative pathways that will steer the world towards this future.
Adaptation and Resilience Knowledge Hub created by SLYCAN Trust, in collaboration with Asia Pacific Network for Global Research (APN) had its global launch during the 25th session of the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
A national workshop on Policy Gaps and Needs Analysis for the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions on Adaptation and Loss and Damage in Nepal was conducted on 12th July, 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The event was organised as part of the regional research led by SLYCAN Trust on identifying and addressing policy gaps and needs for the implementation of NDCs on adaptation and loss and damage in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Close to 25 percent of the marine life in our planet lives around coral reefs. This makes coral reefs one of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems. Rising temperatures due to global warming and climate change have put these natural habitats at risk; a vast number of coral reefs around the world are threatened with coral bleaching and some are damaged beyond repair. Overfishing, destructive fishing practices such as dynamite fishing and bottom trawling have also resulted in the destruction of these marine eco-systems.
දේශගුණික විපර්යාසයන්ට අනුහුරුවීමේ පළාත් මට්ටමේ අනුහුරුවීමේ සැලැස්මට (PAP) අදාල උතුරු පළාත් දෙවැනි වැඩමුළුව යාපනය යු.එස් හෝටලයේදී පසුගිය 7 වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි. මහවැලි සංවර්ධන හා පරිසර අමාත්යංශයේ දේශගුණික විපර්යාස ලේකම් කාර්යාලය, උතුරු පළාත් සභාව, එක්සත් ජාතීන්ගේ සංවර්ධන ව්යාපෘතිය(UNDP), තුන්වැනි ජාතික සන්නිවේදනය (TNC) වෙනුවෙන් ස්ලයිකැන් භාරය (SLYCAN Trust) සහ ලෝක පරිසර අරමුදල (GEF) එක්ව මෙම වැඩමුළුව සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි.
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.
Three landmark global agendas were produced in 2015: the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.
The city of Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and its economic, political, and cultural focal point. Since October 2018, it is also South Asia's only Wetland City under the Ramsar Convention. With concerted efforts from government, communities, and all affected stakeholders, this opens the way for Colombo to become a model for urban wetland conservation and benefit from the many ecosystem services they offer.
On the border between land and sea, a unique ecosystem covers tropical and subtropical regions around the world: Mangrove forests. Mangroves are well adapted to saline water and the tides, and they thrive along the coastlines of over 118 countries, including Sri Lanka. They offer a wide variety of ecosystem services, provide a sheltered habitat for many species of animals, and are vital allies in the fight against climate change.
තාරුණ්යයේ මැදිහත්වීම ඔස්සේ ගෝලීය අභියෝගතාහදුනාගනිමින් ඊට සාර්ථක විසදුම් කරා ළගාවන දේශගුණ විපර්යාස පිළිබද තරුණ සංසදයේ දෙවැනිඅදියර කොළඹ ව්යාපාර කළමණාකරන පාසලේදී පසුගිය 29 වැනිදා පැවැත්විණි.පරිසර, බලශක්ති, සෞඛ්ය සහ දරිද්රතාව ඇතුළුගෝලීය අභියෝග ජයගැනීම සදහා තාරුණ්ය ඵලදායී ලෙස යොදා ගැනීම සහ ඊට අවශ්යය කාර්යක්ෂමහැකියාවන් වැඩිදියුණු කිරීමේ අරමුණ ඇතිව මෙම සැසිය ස්ලැයිකැන් භාරය සංවිධානය කර තිබිණි.
Youth engagement in developing solutions to address global challenges is a vital component in achieving success. Addressing this need, stage II of the Youth Forum on Climate Change focused on providing capacity building and support on how youth could effectively engage in developing solutions to global challenges such as environment, energy, education, poverty, health.
දේශගුණික විපර්යාස ආරක්ෂාවට තර්ජනයක් බව එක්සත් ජාතින්ගේ ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සලයේදී පසුගියදා ප්රකාශයට පත්වී ඇත. ජර්මන් විදේශ කටයුතු අමාත්ය හෙයිකො මාස් පසුගියආරක්ෂක කවුන්සලයේදී මේ බව අවධාරණය කර තිබේ.ලෝක සාමය සම්බන්ධ ආරක්ෂක කවුන්සල සැසිවාරයටඑක්වෙමින් අමාත්ය හෙයිකො මාස් මේ බව පෙන්වා දී ඇත.
NAP Expo has been organized by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) under the UNFCCC since 2013, with the support and contribution of many other organisations and stakeholders with the objective of promoting exchange of experiences and fostering partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders to advance National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
After 3.000 years of largely unchanged global mean sea levels (GMSL), the oceans have begun to rise from the 20th century onward, encroaching higher and higher onto the coastlines of continents and islands and threating the livelihoods of millions (if not billions) of people. The reason for this is twofold and directly connected to the global warming caused by increasing greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere: the water warms up and expands (thermal expansion), and the higher temperatures cause glaciers and ice shelves (primarily in Greenland and Antarctica) to melt.
After Paris in 2015 and Marrakech in 2016, the next step toward Paris Agreement implementation was the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany from November 6th to 17th, 2017, including the Conference of the Parties (COP 23, CMP 13, and CMA 1-2) as well as meetings of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 47), the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA 47), and the Ad hoc Working
A workshop organised by Southern Voices on Adaptation, SLYCAN Trust, Janathakshan (GTE) Ltd, and CANSA Sri Lanka, was held on the 18th of August at Hotel Renuka, for the purpose of discussing on how to facilitate transparent and inclusive implementation of Sri Lanka’s National Adaptation Plan.
With global attention focused on the implementation of adaptation activities to address the impacts of climate change and efforts towards climate-resilient development, economic diversification has been viewed as a means of a country’s drive towards sustainable economic growth and stability. It is defined as the process wherein a growing range of economic outputs is produced.