Country: Sri Lanka


  • Member since: 2015

National Focal Points

Ms. Sasanga Nikapitiya

Assistant Director, UN and MA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Udaya R. Seneviratne

Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment

Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment


National Climate Change Actions

Summarized Information derived from Nationally determined contributions (NDCs) submitted by parties

Emissions mitigation: 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.

Population (2015)

20.7 million

United Nations Population Division

GNI per capita (2016)


World Bank

PPP current international dollar

Emissions per capita (2014)

1.368 tons

Climate Analytics

Annual tons of CO2 equivalent per capita including land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and all Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases

Climate Vulnerability Level


Climate Vulnerability Level

Climate/Disaster Displacement

500 thousand displaced by Cyclone Roanu (2016) / Part of the 20 countries worst affected by displacement between 2008-2014 and 2014.


Mortality attributable to joint effects of household and ambient air pollution (2015)

26,208.6 (125.4 per 100 000)

World Health Organization

Climate change attributable deaths (2015) (Data by region 2004)


World Health Organization

Climate change attributable deaths for children under 5 (2015) (Data by region 2004)


World Health Organization

Articles and Posts