The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group III report of the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) assesses research on the scientific, technological, environmental, economic and social aspects related to mitigation of climate change. The findings of this report provide key information on the climate change impacts on the planet, as well as information on pathways for mitigation action; synergies between climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and risk management; as well as well finance flows for climate action, and international cooperation.
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.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conducted a side event at the 2022 UNDRR Global Platform for DRR meeting on 25 May2022 titled ‘Towards Greater Financial Resilience: Enhancing the Global Disaster Risk Finance Architecture’.
The Second Technical Dialogue on Accessing and Scaling Up Climate and Disaster Risk Finance in Sri Lanka was hosted by SLYCAN Trust on September 1st, 2022. The event brought together over 35 entities with the aim to engage and identify interventions, including key stakeholders from Sri Lanka’s finance, agriculture, tourism, and trade sectors as well as other key economic sectors.
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.
On May 5th, 2022, SLYCAN Trust hosted an initial technical dialogue on accessing and scaling up climate and disaster risk finance for Sri Lanka and engage key stakeholders from the public and private finance sector.
The fifth IPCC assessment report published in 2014 highlighted the fact that humans are the main cause of global warming and provided an overview of the current and projected global impacts of climate change. The IPCC AR6 WGII report updates these findings and additionally puts a special focus on the regional and sectoral impacts of climate change, making it a very valuable resource for regional and national adaptation planning.
The impacts of climate change are starkly visible in countries across the world. Extreme weather events such as floods, droughts, and storms, but also long-term processes such as sea level rise, increasing day- and nighttime temperatures, soil degradation, and salinization affect households, communities, and societies. Agriculture, water resources, fisheries, and forestry are among the most climate-vulnerable sectors, but all aspects of national and local economies are faced with their own sets of risks, liabilities, and transformations.
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.
As part of SLYCAN Trust’s research on climate and disaster risk and risk transfer in Sri Lanka, our team engages with primary food producers and farming communities to understand how climate change impacts their livelihoods and how they manage climate risks. These insights are documented in a series of video interviews with farmers in the Sri Lankan dry zone districts of Anuradhapura and Trincomalee, in an attempt to share their realities with a wider audience and amplify their voices.