Sri Lanka’s second national communication on climate change

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. 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.