Climate Change Risk Profile of the Mountain Region in Sri Lanka
Publication | May 2022
This publication studies the potential impact of climate change on Sri Lanka's vulnerable mountain ecosystem to help guide sustainable adaptation strategies.
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It uses a mix of geographic information system mapping combined with average and projected rainfall figures to show how the area could be affected. Including a series of maps, the publication illustrates how the mountain region faces rising drought alongside increasingly severe monsoons that could cause more floods and landslides. It aims to help assess both future investments and strategies to cut disaster risk and enhance environmental sustainability in the bio-diverse mountain area.
- Defining the Mountain Region in Sri Lanka
- Main Features and Characteristics of Sri Lanka’s Mountain Region
- Key Climate Change Risks and Impacts in the Mountain Region
- Summary and Conclusions