Many environmental and human systems are at risk due to the impacts of anthropogenic climate change and these dangers are becoming more evident in our daily lives, including via an increasing number of calamities that already exhibit signs of climate change. Climate risk is currently posing and will continue to pose a serious threat to the existence and wellbeing of the planet, leading to mounting concerns about how these threats may affect our planet’s future – especially its ecosystems, community well-being, and future advancements.
SLYCAN Trust has launched a capacity-building exercise on integrating heat stress management into climate policies and developing guidelines for gender-sensitive heat adaptation planning in Sri Lanka.
In light of the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Bonn, Germany, the UNFCCC Secretariat organised a session in order to provide an update on the work of the Paris Committee on Capacity Building and the implementation of its rolling workplan 2017-2019. The session would be followed by further informal sessions and discussions during the duration of COP23.
The Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is presently being developed by the Ministry of Maheweli Development and Environment. The TNC is submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat as part of the reporting mechanism on the actions taken by Sri Lanka to address the climate change impacts.
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a key component underthe Paris Agreement. Bangladesh has submitted its first NDCs in 2015 andoutlined its intended actions across ten different sectors: Food security, livelihoods,and health protection, disaster management, coastal zone management, floodcontrol and erosion protection, climate resilient infrastructure, ruralelectrification, urban resilience, ecosystem-based adaptation, community-basedwetland and coastal conservation, and capacity building. As Bangladesh is oneof the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, implementingthe adaptation and loss and damage components of its NDCs is of greatimportance. Accordingly, Bangladesh has included not only mitigation actionsbut also adaptation components into its NDCs.
On the 9th of February, SLYCAN Trust organised a capacity building workshop for the youth who are interested in developing solutions to address global challenges such as climate change. This meeting was organised as part of the Stage II of the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change (GYFCC), that was organised as part of the “Sri Lanka NEXT – a Blue Green Era” Conference, by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, the Climate Change Secretariat, SLYCAN Trust and Meatless Monday Sri Lanka. fa
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 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.
දේශගුණ විපර්යාස පිළිබඳව සමාජයේ පවතින අඩු දැනුම ඌණ පුර්ණය කිරීම සදහා ඉලක්කගත ධාරිතා සංවර්ධනයක් කළ යුතුව ඇතැයි මහවැලි සංවර්ධන හා පරිසර අමාත්යංශයේ දේශගුණ විපර්යාස ලේකම් කාර්යාලයේ අධ්යක්ෂ ආචාර්ය සුනිමල් ජයතුංග මහතා පැවැසීය.
With the electoral manifesto of current president Maithripala Sirisena, which promised the formulation of a national policy that could face modern ecological challenges, the country’s drive towards sustainable development was instated. Further policy, action and activities carried out under the Maithripala regime since 2015, consolidated the nation’s position on sustainability and ecological awareness. Importantly, the Government’s vision for a ‘sustainable era’ was launched on 2 January targeting the achievement of 2030 sustainable development goals according to the declared objective of the Government on poverty elimination.
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.