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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, island country lying in the Indian Ocean and separated from peninsular India by the Palk Strait. It is located between latitudes 5°55' and 9°51' N and longitudes 79°41' and 81°53' E and has a maximum length of 268 miles (432 km) and amaximum width of 139 miles (224 km).

Proximity to the Indian subcontinent has facilitated close cultural interactions between Sri Lanka and India from ancient times. At a crossroads of maritime routes traversing the Indian Ocean.

Member since: 2015

 

Capital

Colombo

Population (2015)

21,323,734

GNI Per Capita (2016)

$3,832.1

Emissions Per Capita (2014)

1.897 tons

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National Focal Points

Ms. Sasanga Nikapitiya

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, UN AND MA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Ariyawansa Hewage Sarath Wijesinghe

SECRETARY

Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources

Mr. Riza Wadood

DIRECTOR

International Relations of the Ministry of Environment

Mr. Dissabandara Sunimal Jayathunga

DIRECTOR

Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources

National Climate Vulnerability Level and actions

0 Average

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Sea Level Rise

Due to climate change sea level rising index

3 mm/yr

0.23%

Adaptation: Priority Sectors:

1) Human health;

2) Food security (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries);

3) Water and Irrigation;

4) Coastal and Marine + 5 other highlighted priority sectors.

Reduce GHG emissions by 20% in energy sector (4% unconditionally and 16% conditionally) and by 10% in other sectors (transport, industry, forests and waste) (by 3% unconditionally and 7% conditionally) (in relation to GHG emissions BAU levels (2010)) by 2030.

Adaptation: Priority Sectors:

1) Human health;

2) Food security (Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries);

3) Water and Irrigation;

4) Coastal and Marine + 5 other highlighted priority sectors.

News from Sri Lanka

Not available.