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Sri Lanka

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World Bank Income Group
Upper middle income
Global Climate Risk Index

The annually published Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.).

Published by German Watch https://www.germanwatch.org/en/cri
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Climate targets in National Law & Policy

Latest Documents

, 2019

The overarching principle of this policy is to minimise the natural resources and toxic materials used, and the waste and pollutants generated, throughout the entire production and consumption process in all economic sectors. It notably aims to mainstream climate and disaster resilience into the management of water and sanitation, into the development of energy, industry a...

, 2019

One of the plan's missions is titled "Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change", and includes plans to: 1. Establish country specific policies and action plans to counter adverse climate change impacts. 2. Promote the use of economically viable, environment friendly, renewable energy resources, with emphasis on non-conventional energy resources. 3. Optimize energy consumpt...

, 2018

This plan plans to build on post-conflict opportunities to boost the wellbeing of coastal communities. It focuses on shoreline management, conserving coastal habitats, control coastal water pollution, deal with special management areas, and improve regulatory mechanisms. It notably devise strategic schemes to combat floods, sea-level rise and storms. It mandates the countr...

, 2016

This document sets the strategic approach to ensure that Sri Lanka’s biodiversity is conserved and used in a sustainable manner. It notably seeks to increase forest cover and shield the country's biodiversity from the adverse effects of climate change. 

, 2016

The National Adaptation Plan (NAP)  identifies agriculture, fisheries, water, human health, coastal and marine, ecosystems and biodiversity, infrastructure and human settlements as vulnerable sectors to the adverse effects of climate change. The Plan provides the opportunity for all the stakeholders for developing policies, strengthening cooperation, institutiona...

  • Enhanced ambition which include 4% unconditional and 10.5% conditional emission reduction commitments with respective to Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario.Economy-wide | Target year: 2030
  • 4% (unconditional) to 20% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions from the energy sector, and 3% (unconditional) to 10% (conditional) from other sectors (transport, industry, forests and waste) by 2030 compared to the BAU scenarioEconomy-wide: Economy Wide | Target year: 2030
  • achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050 in electricity generationEnergy | Target year: 2050
  • increase 32% forest cover by 2030 and reduce greenhouse emissions by 14.5% for the period of 2021-2030 from Power (electricity generation), Transport, Industry, Waste, Forestry, and AgricultureLULUCF | Target year: 2030
  • Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 20% in the energy sector by 2030Energy: Energy: General | Target year: 2030