Environment & Energy

  • Sri Lanka Community Forestry Programme

    Community Forestry Management (CFM) has been identified as one of the best approaches for sustainable forest resource management and livelihood enhancement of the communities dependent on forest resources. The CFM approach recognizes that the communities themselves are in a better position to protect forests, reduce forest degradation and deforestation

  • Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies

    The primary goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emmisions from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in the Sri Lankan industrial sector. The goal will be reached by means of removing obstacles to the realization of sustainable biomass plantation, increase of market share of biomass energy generation and adoption of biomass- based energy technologies in Sri Lanka.

  • Strategic Support to Operationalizing the Road Map towards a safer Sri Lanka

    "Road Map for Disaster Risk Management - Towards a Safer Sri Lanka" was the vision document that was formulated by the Ministry of Disaster Management. In 2008, UNDP undertook the responsibility to assist the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) and other stakeholders to operationalize this document. It is funded by three main donors; Bureau for Crisis Prevention (BCPR), AusAID and USAID.

  • Strengthening capacity to control the introduction and spread of alien invasive species in Sri Lanka

    This project will have a positive impact both at the local and global level on biodiversity conservation and human well-being. One of the major positive impacts would be the sustenance of the livelihood of those communities that rely on healthy ecosystems. Globally too, the conservation of Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity, will see positive results, such as reducing the risk to species and areas that are unique to the island and also are facing any threat. It is also anticipated that the project will be able to reduce the threats to biodiversity in other parts of the world by controlling the export of IAS from Sri Lanka.


In the area of Energy, Environment and Disaster Risk Management, UNDP Sri Lanka works at the national, sub-national and community levels, and promotes environmental sustainability, renewable energy, climate resilience and disaster risk management. It supports the Government of Sri Lanka to meet its international obligations vis-a-vis environmental protection, including compliance to the three Rio conventions, strengthens the institutional and policy frameworks for disaster risk reduction and facilitates partnerships and knowledge-sharing around best practices. At the sub-national and community levels, it works through programmes such as the GEF Small Grant Programme (GEF/SGP) to support communities to generate home-grown solutions to environmental management.

Contact UNDP in Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2580691
Email: registry.lk@undp.org Fax: +94 11 258 1116


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