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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 research project "Implementation of NDCs for Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka" focuses on identifying gaps in policies and regulations in Sri Lanka to implement the country's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for renewable energy, with a primary focus on solar and wind energy.