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SLYCAN Trust: Research Paper on NDC on Renewable Energy in Sri Lanka

Energy sector plays a key role in a country’s development. In a region like South Asia where development is key, the resources for energy is vital to be utilized in a sustainable manner, while the countries play a role in cooperation for technology and resource sharing. Many initiatives have been taken at the regional level [...]

By | 2018-12-03T16:01:36+05:30 December 3rd, 2018|Knowledge Hub, Member Publications|

IPCC: Summary for Policymakers Special Report 1.5

This report responds to the invitation for IPCC ‘... to provide a Special Report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways’ contained in the Decision of the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to adopt [...]

By | 2018-12-03T16:01:36+05:30 December 3rd, 2018|International Releases, Knowledge Hub|

UNEP: Emissions Gap Report 2018

This is the 9th edition of the UN Environment Emissions Gap Report. It assesses the latest scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. This difference between “where [...]

By | 2018-12-03T16:01:36+05:30 December 3rd, 2018|International Releases, Knowledge Hub|

White Paper: Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Eco-Village Development Solutions in South Asia

This White Paper "Climate Mitigation and Adaptation with Eco-Village Development (EVD) Solutions in South Asia" analyses and presents climate-effects of EVD solutions, using existing cases from villages in South Asia. EVD combines village-level developmental planning with local sustainable solutions to give villagers climate-resilient supplies of energy, water, agricultural products, and other necessities and livelihood improvements, [...]

By | 2018-10-30T17:19:27+05:30 October 30th, 2018|Reports|

Carbon Neutral Meenangadi – Assessment and Recommendations

The purpose of this project is to propose sector-wise adaptation and mitigation strategies to develop Meenangadi Panchayat of Wayanad district in Kerala as a ‘Carbon Neutral Panchayat’ by carrying out a carbon emission and sequestration analysis in the sectors of Transportation, Energy, Waste, Livestock and AFOLU (Agriculture, Forests and Other Land Use). The concept of [...]

By | 2018-10-09T17:50:42+05:30 October 9th, 2018|Reports|

State of Climate Action in Nepal

Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) held its annual general assembly on July 2017 in Nagarkot, Kathmandu. One of the concerns expressed at the meeting was that, while there were plenty of climate change related activities and projects, there was a relative weakness in climate activism – which is the primary driver capable of pushing [...]

By | 2018-10-08T06:31:43+05:30 October 8th, 2018|Reports|

Eco-Village Development Practices in South Asia: Stories and Case Studies

Impacts of climate change is a great leveller as even advanced countries such as United States, Europe, Japan and emerging economies like India are reeling under rising coastal flooding, large precipitation events and heat wave that resulted in loss of lives and livelihoods. However it is Small island developing countries that face existential threats due [...]

By | 2018-09-25T12:55:11+05:30 September 25th, 2018|Reports|

Eco-Village Development in South Asia as Community Based Adaptation Practices

Addressing climate change and eradicating poverty are the most gruesome challenges of human development. Challenges emerge in the form of rising impacts of climate change and heightening consumption oriented of GHG emission while rural areas in South Asia remain unserved of basic life services. In order to tackle these multiple challenges, Eco-Village Development (EVD) concept [...]

By | 2018-09-25T12:55:11+05:30 September 25th, 2018|Reports|

Sustainable Lifestyles in Germany and India

The role sustainable lifestyles can play in achieving a paradigm shift towards sustainability is acknowledged in both the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement of 2015. They are essential complements to technology and policy solutions, which alone cannot bring the necessary changes. Sustainable lifestyles are emerging in entirely different socio-economic and cultural circumstances in [...]

By | 2018-03-26T05:15:14+05:30 March 20th, 2018|Reports|

Defying Climate Change – Putting Children and Women First

Defying Climate Change, a new report by Climate Action Network South Asia & UNICEF India introduces innovative and successful community based adaptation projects being led by NGO’s in India that are helping build climate resilience of the most vulnerable, especially children and women. The nine community based adaptation projects and practices featured in ‘Defying Climate [...]

By | 2018-03-21T10:30:14+05:30 March 20th, 2018|Reports|