http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2015-07-01T08:25:04.753ZPress ReleasesAdobe Experience ManagerEnergy from Woodnoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoA new climate change mitigation project to promote sustainable biomass energy production and modern bio-energy technologies in Sri Lanka commenced with an inception workshop on September 17, 2013. The project is aimed at supporting Sri Lankan industries to meet energy needs from locally sourced fuel wood derived through sustainable practices, instead of imported furnace oil, kerosene and diesel. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/09/20/energy-from-wood2015-06-17T10:49:57.909Z2015-06-17T10:49:57.909ZCoping with climate change: Sharing experiences and challenges from rural Sri Lankanoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoAdapting and coping with changes in climatic and weather patterns is important. Lack of preparedness and growing uncertainty over weather patterns is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all levels, from village to national.
“We see that weather patterns have changed, and unexpected weather related disasters have increased. My Ministry focuses on increased preparedness and improving early warning,” said Hon. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister for Disaster Management, speaking at the Symposium on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change, organized by the Global Environmental Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) of UNDP. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/07/19/coping-with-climate-change-sharing-experiences-and-challenges-from-rural-sri-lanka2015-06-17T10:49:56.719Z2015-06-17T10:49:56.719ZUNRC on #MeetTheRC email@example.comThe first #MeetTheRC session with the Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Model United Nations [SLMUN] was held on Tuesday the 18th of June, 2013 at the UN Compound. http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/18/unrc-on-meettherc-event2015-06-17T10:49:56.186Z2015-06-17T10:49:56.186ZLaunch of the Sri Lanka UN-REDD National Programmenoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoOn Friday, 7th June, Hon. Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy, officially inaugurated a programme to put forests at the heart of Sri Lanka’s strategy to tackle climate change. The programme will help Sri Lanka to prepare for an international mechanism to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). REDD+ will be part of a future international comprehensive agreement to tackle global warming, which is currently being negotiated through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).http://www.undp.org/content/srilanka/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/06/07/launch-of-the-sri-lanka-un-redd-national-programme2015-06-17T10:49:54.553Z2015-06-17T10:49:54.553Z