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Sri Lanka: Combating Climate Change with Robust Policy and Planning Actions | CBD National Reporting Best Practice Series

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Sri Lanka: Combating Climate Change with Robust Policy and Planning Actions | CBD National Reporting Best Practice Series

As a small island in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is susceptible to adverse climate change impacts. Click here https://goo.gl/Sdbxpp to read how Sri Lanka has undertaken effective policy, planning and institutional measures for climate change adaptation and mitigation through ecosystem restoration.

Key lessons learned include: 

  • National assessments on the ecological, social and economic impacts of climate change is vital for analyzing, planning, and implementing a range of priority actions to combat climate change risks.
  • Climate resilience is closely intertwined with development choices and actions that cover a variety of sectors, such as energy, agriculture, health, water, and infrastructure. Therefore, to be effective, climate change adaptation should be mainstreamed across multiple sectors with greater policy coherence.
  • National and sub-national legislation, policies and plans should be reviewed/revised/designed to take into account climate change risks and opportunities.
  • Strong coordinating mechanisms at the national and sub-national levels are required for an effective response to climate change.
  • Synergies and cooperation between the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is vital for adapting and mitigating climate change, by strengthening joint implementation efforts, and enabling more efficient use of available resources.

This best practice has been repurposed from Sri Lanka’s Fifth National Report (5NR) to CBD and its latest National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2016-2022 (NBSAP). *Please note, this best practice has not been reviewed by the Government of Sri Lanka.*

Click here to read the entire best practice https://goo.gl/Sdbxpp. 

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7 March, 2019 - 14:25