This research project focuses on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. The policy-based research involves identifying existing gaps and needs to implement NDCs on adaptation and loss and damage in the 3 countries of focus, and is led by SLYCAN Trust, and implemented in partnership with International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCAD) in Bangladesh, and Pakriti Resource Center in Nepal.
The project activities include analysing existing laws, policies and programmes to identify gaps and needs to be addressed for implementing the NDCs submitted by each country to the UNFCCC, under the Paris Agreement. It also involves developing a knowledge hub for knowledge material developed under the project, as well as other knowledge products on climate change adaptation, and loss and damage.
This project is supported by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN,) and implemented in collaboration with the Climate Change Secretariat of Sri Lanka of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment in Sri Lanka, as well as other key stakeholders working on NDCs, and national adaptation planning in Nepal and Bangladesh.
Since 2016 SLYCAN is a registered legal entity in the form of a Trust, and work under the title of SLYCAN Trust, expanding the issues of focus, and widening the scope of focus from youth centric to a multi-stakeholder driven, and social justice driven process. SLYCAN Trust envisions wider engagement and a wider range of activities on the themes of sustainable development, climate change, gender and animal welfare, and social justice to ensure that we strive for a better future for all.