President Ranil Wickremesinghe Inaugurates International Climate Change University, Stresses Institutional Changes Post-Paris Agreement

December 03, 2023

In a significant move towards addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change, President Ranil Wickremesinghe officially launched the International Climate Change University (ICCU). The inauguration ceremony, held on [Date], underscored the urgency of institutional changes in response to the commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement.

President Wickremesinghe, in his address, emphasized the critical need for dedicated educational institutions focused on climate change to navigate the complexities of the ongoing environmental crisis. He highlighted the absence of alternative bodies that can effectively tackle the multifaceted challenges arising from climate change.

The International Climate Change University aims to become a hub for research, education, and collaboration, bringing together experts, scholars, and students dedicated to understanding and mitigating the impacts of climate change. The launch aligns with global efforts to enhance climate resilience, promote sustainable practices, and foster a new generation of leaders equipped to address the environmental challenges of the 21st century.