Sri Lanka ratified the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) by a Cabinet decision in November 1993 and is among the first 50 countries to have ratified the convention. Sri Lanka submitted its Initial National Communication (INC) to UNFCCC in October 2000. Through UNDP/GEF Climate Change Enabling Activity aims to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of Sri Lanka in mainstreaming climate change concerns into the country’s sectoral and national development planning processes. It is primarily for the purpose of preparing and submitting its Second National Communication to the UNFCCC thereby meets its obligations to said convention. The Project will further enhance the national capacities and will raise general knowledge and awareness on climate change and its effects. It will also contribute to putting climate change issues higher on the national agenda through strengthened cooperation and increased involvement of all relevant stakeholders in the process. In addition, it will strengthen and build national capacities for participation in different mechanisms related to GHG mitigation and to fulfilling other commitments to the UNFCCC.
Signature Page Country: Sri Lanka
UNDAF Outcome and Indicator(s)
Outcome: Governance reform aimed towards promoting people-centred development through encouraging government to implement and monitor implementation of agreements signed at international conventions and UN conferences.
Indicators: Number of conventions signed and ratified; Rules/regulations enacted reflecting conventions
Expected Outcome(s) and Indicator(s)
Outcome: National capacity strengthened and awareness created to effectively manage adverse effects of global environmental trends and sustainable development practices in place, including the implementation and integration of global environmental conventions into governance and production systems (MYFF)
Indicator: Active knowledge network on global environmental concerns including international conventions and other legal instruments in place
Expected Output(s) and Indicator(s)
Outcome: Development of national capacities and raise knowledge and awareness as part of the framework for national action and external assistance for effective global environmental management
Indicator: Second National Communication for UNFCCC prepared and submitted
Implementing partner: Ministry of Environment
Other partners: UNDP