Talanoa is a form of inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue followed in the Pacific Islands to inform better decision-making and leadership. The Talanoa Dialogue 2018 is a part of the UNFCCC process inspired by this tradition, whereby unprecedented opportunities are available for both party and non-party stakeholders to the Paris Agreement to share their stories.
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.
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.
On the 14th of November, the first ever Gender Action Plan to the UNFCCC was adopted by Parties at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), making COP23 a landmark year in terms of gender-related mandates under the UNFCCC processes.
A workshop organised by Southern Voices on Adaptation, SLYCAN Trust, Janathakshan (GTE) Ltd, and CANSA Sri Lanka, was held on the 18th of August at Hotel Renuka, for the purpose of discussing on how to facilitate transparent and inclusive implementation of Sri Lanka’s National Adaptation Plan.
The adverse impacts of climate change that result from extreme weather events and slow onset events are experienced around the world and across all sectors of society, driving states to integrate mitigation and adaptation actions into their policies and planning. To cope with residual impacts that cannot be mitigated, adaptation becomes pivotal in addressing climate change.
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.
Dr. Youssef Nassef, the Director of the Adaptation Programme at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat, recently launched the Resilience Frontiers Initiative (RFI)to achieve permanent resilience beyond 2030. Harnessing the power of paradigm-shifting frontier technologies and emerging social trends, this Initiative identifies eight transformative pathways that will steer the world towards this future.
Youth is considered an integral stakeholder in the move towards sustainable development and achieving emission reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change. Recognising the importance of youth in addressing climate change, YOUNGO which is the official youth constituency of the UNFCCC comprising youth NGOs and local youth organizations working on climate change, organizes the Conference of Youth (COY) which takes place before the annual Conference of Parties (COP) organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since COP11 in Montreal in 2005, COY has gathered ahead of the Conference of Parties