Under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), all parties submit regular national communications on their climate policies and actions as part of the overall reporting system.
Sri Lanka is currently developing its Third National Communication (TNC), which is a comprehensive report on the nation's climate-change related information gathered by government entities, experts, and consultants across nine sectors.
SLYCAN Trust is one of the partners of the TNC Consortium which contributes to TNC-related activities conducted by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in conjunction with UNDP and the TNC Consortium.
Key activities related to the TNC include the implementation of climate change related research, the preparation of the climate change research repository for Sri Lanka, the preparation of the National Climate Change Communication Strategy, the preparation of the National Climate Change Research Strategy, conducting national level and provincial level workshops, and the development of communication and awareness material.
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.