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Policy challenges in climate adaptation in Sri Lanka: Identifying major gaps

9 Apr 2014, Upali Newspapers (PVT) LTD

'Climate change is a complex challenge and well-designed policies for adaptation are necessary to face the impacts of it. Adaptation is a dynamic process of adjustment in response to changing conditions of climate. A pragmatic approach towards adaptation policy has to fulfil a few essential steps,' writes Dr Athula Senaratn in The Island and he goes on to elaborate on these steps...


National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary to the Ministry
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  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Ministry of Disaster Management
  • Website:http://www.disastermin.gov.lk
  • Contact:Permanent Secretary to the Ministry
  • Phone:+94 112 588506 +94 777 811 805
Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1987 2,200,000
Drought 1982 2,000,000
Flood 1983 1,250,000
Earthquake* 2004 1,019,306
Drought 2001 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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