Preparation of Second National Communication (SNC) on
Climate Change Project


Overview :
SNC Final Report
 [SNC Final Report ]
Sri Lanka ratified the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by a cabinet decision in November 1993 and is among the first 50 countries that have ratified it. As an obligation of the UNFCCC Sri Lanka is required to prepare the National Communication on Climate Change periodically. Accordingly, the Initial National Communication on Climate Change has been prepared and submitted to the UNFCCC in 2000.

In keeping with this convention’s obligations this project has been launched in climate change division of Ministry of Environment to prepare the Second National Communication (SNC) by 2010. Financial assistance for the project is from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
Mission :
Enhance National Capacities and raise general awareness on climate change and its effects and prioritize climate change issues on National agenda through strengthen co-operation and increased involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
Objectives :
SNC Project 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 process. It is primarily for the purpose of preparing and submitting its Second National Communication to the UNFCCC thereby meets its obligations to said convention.
Activities :
Activities are based on 7 main areas as follows;

1. National Circumstances

2. Greenhouse Gas Inventory 

3. Adaptation & Vulnerabilitu to Climate Change

4. Mitigation to Climate Change

5. Technology Transfer, Research and SystemicObservation

6. Education, Training and Publics Awareness and Information and Networks

7. Socio Economics Analysis of the Climate Change

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