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Project • AOA2020-01SY-Wijenayake

Special issue on linking climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and loss and damage (L&D)

With the recommendation that APN continues to produce synthesis materials of the work it conducts under the core programmes and frameworks, this activity is targeted explicitly to outputs from the Climate Adaptation Framework (CAF). The joint activity between APN Secretariat and SLYCAN Trust would be conducted over two years and consider a special issue for the approximately 14 completed CCA-DRR-L&D projects (climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and loss & damage). The outputs will be especially beneficial for the global agendas of UNFCCC (Paris Agreement (PA) and the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR). The synthesis will be a collection of manuscripts in a special issue that focuses on APN’s CAF projects addressing linkages between climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and loss & damage. The synthesis is timely considering the recent message from the Government of Japan on its new strategy to address, at the global level, the synergies between climate action and disaster risk reduction that will focus on the concept of “adaptive recovery”.

This project will focus on publishing a special issue of the outputs of APN’s CCA-DRR-L&D projects and other related projects. Manuscripts of project outputs will be written, published and compiled into a Special Issue in a reputable journal. As part of this activity an International Symposium on Linking Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Reduction and Loss and Damage will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka with all project leaders engaged in the Special Issue presenting their work. A Writeshop will ensue and project leaders (authors) will write and peer review manuscripts for the special issue.

As additional background, this proposal has been developed as a follow up to the successful publication of a Special Issue on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation: An Asian Perspective, which compiled the results of APN projects in 15 manuscripts. The Special Issue was published in October 2020 in Elsevier’s Environmental Research. For the present work, journals for consideration will include journals with good to high impact factors and citation scores. Publishers being considered are Springer, Elsevier, Wiley, among others.