Human mobility has existed for centuries. Be it voluntarily or forced, humans have migrated for various reasons in search of resources and wealth, safer pastures, and a better future. However, climate change and its impacts on natural resources adversely affect people’s livelihoods, economic security, and food security, causing them to seek opportunities elsewhere. The links between climate change and human mobility are complex. In some cases, human mobility can be directly attributed to climate change, but in many others, climate change is an underlying factor that exacerbates or compounds existing vulnerabilities and migration drivers.
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.
As a developing tropical island nation, Sri Lanka is severely at risk from the impacts of climate change. This makes effective risk management and risk transfer mechanisms a high priority for the country, particularly regarding the agriculture sector. Effective crop insurance schemes could play a big part in protecting the livelihoods of Sri Lanka’s population as well as its national food security.
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.
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.
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.
In the past decade, extreme weather events have been triggered all over Sri Lanka, taking place more and more frequently and intensely. The severe drought conditions in districts such as Jaffna and Polonnaruwa have continued unceasingly since 2016. More recently, the intense floods experienced in May-June 2018 in most Southwestern and Central regions of Sri Lanka saw the displacement of tens of thousands of families.
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