On The Way To A Sustainable World - How Is Of Sri Lanka Adopting To Climate Change?


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Climate change is one of the main problems the world is facing today. Climate change has been notable in the last 20 years but the world still has not been able to tackle this problem yet. All the developments that decide the future of the planet is now taking place in a world shaped by climate. The change in the climate is impacting countries and the people at large, where the poor are being subjected to the hardest hit. Without bold and immediate action the negative effects of climate change and the warming of the planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and slow down decades of development.

Therefore adapting to climate change has become a necessary component of policy planning at all levels. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process as a way to facilitate adaptation planning in least developed countries (LDCs) and other developing countries. According to this, being the Sri Lankan Focal Point to the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol (KP), the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment has prepared a draft National Adaptation Plan on Climate Change (NAP) of Sri Lanka with wider stakeholder consultation. This is based on the National Climate Change Policy and Adaptation Strategy.

Objectives of the NAP – Sri Lanka Process :

· To reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, by building adaptive capacity and resilience.

· To facilitate the integration of climate change adaptation, in a coherent manner, into relevant new and existing policies, programs and activities, in particular development planning processes and strategies, within all relevant sectors and at different levels, as appropriate.