Mainstreaming Climate Risk into Development: Challenges and Recommendations

Publication | July 2024
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This brief outlines climate trends in Sri Lanka using the most recent downscaled models and predicts changes in the southwest and northeast monsoons, resulting in increased spatial-temporal variability and intensity of mean annual rainfall across the country.

The brief explains Sri Lanka’s vulnerability to climate-induced weather events and the challenges in key sectors, namely, energy, water, agriculture, livestock, fisheries, tourism, and manufacturing. The brief presents the major impediments in achieving global and national commitments, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 14.5% by 2030 and achieving a net zero target by 2050, and discusses the significance of increasing investment in adaptation strategies.

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Climate change
  • Promoting climate resilient development
Countries
  • Sri Lanka
Pages
  • 12
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • BRF240346-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9270-790-3 (print)
  • 978-92-9270-791-0 (PDF)
ISSN
  • 2071-7202 (print)
  • 2218-2675 (PDF)

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