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National Climate Change Policy of Sri Lanka

legislation type Executive
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2012
The mission of this policy is to address climate change issues locally while engaging in the global context. It aims at fostering adaptation and mitigation efforts within the framework of sustainable development. Its core objectives are 1) Sensitize and make aware the communities periodically on the country's vulnerability to climate change, 2) Take adaptive measures to avoid/minimize adverse impacts of climate change to the people, their livelihoods and ecosystems, 3) Mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the path of sustainable development, 4) Promote sustainable consumption and production, 5) Enhance knowledge on the multifaceted issues related to climate change in the society and build their capacity to make prudent choices in decision making, 6) Develop the country's capacity to address the impacts of climate change effectively and efficiently, and 7) Mainstream and integrate climate change issues in the national development process.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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