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Climate change in Sri Lanka

National Conference on Climate Change (2007 Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka)

Climate change in Sri Lanka

impacts, adaptation, & mitigation : proceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change

by National Conference on Climate Change (2007 Kukuleganga, Sri Lanka)

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Published by Dept. of Meteorology, [Govt. of Sri Lanka], Centre for Climate Change Studies, Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research in Colombo .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesProceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change
Statementeditors, B.R.S.B. Basnayake ... [et al.].
ContributionsBasnayake, B. R. S. B., Sri Lanka. Kālaguna Vidyā Depārtamēntuva., Centre for Climate Change Studies (Sri Lanka), Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research.
The Physical Object
Pagination87 p. :
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16843759M
LC Control Number2008307650

  Sri Lanka is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels and weather-related disasters have the potential to set back any gains made in agriculture, fisheries and even services such as tourism. Climate change is one of the most-discussed issues in current global fora. The objective of this paper is to seek evidence for climate change in Sri Lanka by analyzing longterm (i.e. from to.

Extreme weather events dominate the news but changing average weather patterns are proving equally devastating to poor and vulnerable people in climate hotspots across South Asia. About 19 million people in Sri Lanka today live in locations that would become moderate or severe hotspots by To develop operational state of the art drought assessments using climate information, and to assess the climate change impacts on drought risk in Sri Lanka and the Maldives more reliably in the next decades. Objectives. Developing Drought hazard analysis and monitoring. Develop Assessment of near-term climate change.

  When Climate Change Is Stranger Than Fiction Amitav Ghosh, whose book “Gun Island” is set in an ecologically unstable world, wants literature to explore the environment as much as it does Author: Alisha Haridasani Gupta. The climate change impacts are felt by all facets and sectors of ecosystems, covering flora, fauna and environment. Sri Lanka is considered as a vulnerable, small island country that is under.


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Realising the impending necessity to address the impact of climate change on the island nation, the Sri Lankan Government has collaborated with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop a national adaptation strategy to mitigate the effects of a changing climate.

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Sri Lanka’s climate is tropical and consists of distinct wet and dry seasons. Generally speaking, the coastal areas of Sri Lanka enjoy temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F) while the upland areas are cooler and more temperate, with a.

Sri Lanka, an equatorial island of 65, square kilometres, is a biodiversity hotspot. It has bird species and amphibious species. Climate change is a threat to the island's hyperdiversity, including its marine ecosystem and coastal coral reef environments.

Climate variability and sea-level rise has the potential to affect the overall abundance of endemic species. It is likely that anthropogenic influences. Sri Lanka, formerly called "Ceylon", is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Indian subcontinent, in a strategic location near major Indian Ocean sea nation has a total area of 65, km², w km² of land and km² of water.

Its coastline is 1, km ( mi) nates: 7°N 81°E / 7°N 81°E. Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken.

Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Sri Lanka. In a new global index, Sri Lanka has been ranked second among the countries most affected by extreme weather events in 20 years since The Long-Term Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, has listed Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, and Dominica as the top three affected countries.

The index is part of a report – Global Climate Risk Index – which was released at the annual. With a land area of 65, square kilometers (km2) and 1, km of coastline, Sri Lanka is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

As of Julythe estimated population of Sri Lanka is over 22 million, with roughly 50 percent of inhabitants living in coastal areas on the West, South-west, and Southern coasts of the island. Rice is the single most important crop in Sri Lanka, occupying 34 percent of the total cultivated area, involving million family farming, and providing 45% of total calories consumed by an average Sri Lankan.

Due to its importance in the diets and livelihoods of most Sri Lankans, national rice self-sufficiency is a key agricultural policy objective for the Government of Sri Lanka. Climate change datasets for Sri Lanka were derived using outputs from the UK Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research Model (HadCM3) for selected scenarios for the s, chosen from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change Special Emission Scenarios by: The Climate Change Secretariat (CCS) laid the foundation for Sri Lanka’s institutional capacity development for climate change policies.

In formulating and implementing climate change policies, experts with extensive international academic background played important by: 1. Sri Lanka’s tropical climate brings temperatures around 27°C – 30°C (80 ºF – 90 ºF) to most regions of the island.

The hill country in the central province is the coolest and the mildest place, where Nuwara Eliya tops the list with a mean average of 16°C.Climate change is a “wicked problem,” Marshall writes, a complicated challenge with no clear enemy and no silver-bullet solution.

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