Risk transfer is one of the key ways of addressing losses and damages that are caused by different hazards. However, risk transfer mechanisms are not accessible to all. This includes the most vulnerable to climate change.
Climate change impacts are spread across all sectors, and among these one of the most impacted is the agriculture sector. With regular floods and droughts creating adverse impacts on their livelihoods, the farmers are forced to move away to urban areas to find work to support their families.
Youth are a key stakeholder in addressing impacts of climate change. To build the capacity and empower youth at national, regional, and international level, SLYCAN Trust organises the Global Youth Forum on Climate Change, which is held annually as part of Sri Lanka NEXT Conference, organised by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development & Environment of Sri Lanka.
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.
This research project focuses on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
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.
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.
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.
The Meatless Monday Sri Lanka campaign is being implemented by SLYCAN Trust since 2015. It focuses on sustainable food consumption to address the impacts of climate change, promote animal welfare, and achieve sustainable development.