The Youth Partnership on Climate and Disaster Risk Management in Sri Lanka was launched on September 1st, 2022. The Partnership is hosted by SLYCAN Trust and aims to build climate and disaster risk resilience among youth and facilitate their engagement in championing risk management in the country. Further, it is interlinked with the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change (GYFCC) organised by SLYCAN Trust in Sri Lanka in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and the Climate Change Secretariat of Sri Lanka.
Climate change impacts increasingly undermine progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and overcoming poverty reduction in vulnerable developing countries while measures to build resilience (and approaches to finance them) brings various benefits to the people who are highly vulnerable to those climate impacts. The project on Multi-actor Partnership on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance mainly focuses on the national-level engagement, capacity development and the establishment of multi-actor partnerships on the climate risk finance in countries like Laos, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Madagascar, Senegal, Philippines, and the Caribbean.
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.