Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority Act ( 2007 )

This Act establishes the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. The document sets the composition and duties of the Authority. The Authority is in charge of 1) identify, assess and develop renewable energy resources with a view to enhancing energy security and thereby derive economic and social benefits to the country, 2) identify, promote, facilitate, implement…read more

Disaster Management Act (Act No. 13 of 2005) ( 2005 )

The Disaster Management Act’s main purpose is to protect human life and the environment of Sri Lanka from the consequences of natural disasters by preparing national policies and plans, and by appointing centrally coordinated committees and institutions to give effect to such policies and plans.  …read more

Water Resources Board Act No. 29 ( 1964 )

The Act provides for the establishment of the Water Resources Board, whose duty shall be to advise the Minister on the following matters: (a) control, conservation and utilization of water resources; (b) promotion, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation, drainage, flood control and hydraulic power schemes; (c) promotion of afforestation; (d) control of soil erosion;…read more

Sri Lanka Energy Sector Development Plan for a Knowledge-based Economy 2015-2025 ( 2015 )

Strategies include reducing the carbon footprint of energy sector to address global warming and climate change impacts. Emphasis on renewables and energy efficiency.…read more

National Climate Change Policy of Sri Lanka ( 2012 / Mitigation and adaptation Framework )

The mission of this policy is to address climate change issues locally while engaging in the global context. It aims at fostering adaptation and mitigation efforts within the framework of sustainable development. Its core objectives are 1) Sensitize and make aware the communities periodically on the country’s vulnerability to climate change, 2) Take adaptive measures…read more

National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Sri Lanka 2011 to 2016 ( 2010 / Adaptation Framework )

This document outlines Sri Lanka's National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy which lays out a prioritized framework for action and investment for the 2011- 2016 period aimed at moving the country towards a climate- change resilient future. Five strategic goals frame this document: 1) Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation into National Planning and Developmen, 2) Enable Climate…read more

National Action Plan for Haritha Lanka Programme ( 2009 )

One of the plan's missions is titled "Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change", and includes plans to: 1. Establish country specific policies and action plans to counter adverse climate change impacts. 2. Promote the use of economically viable, environment friendly, renewable energy resources, with emphasis on non-conventional energy resources. 3. Optimize energy consumption through energy…read more

National Energy Policy & Strategies of Sri Lanka ( 2008 )

Seeks to promote economically viable, environment friendly, non-conventional renewable energy resources.…read more

National Environmental Policy and Strategies ( 2003 )

Contains some references to climate change, greenhouse gases and renewable energy.…read more

Economy-wide

NDC Laws and National Policies

4% (unconditional) to 20% (conditional) reduction in GHG emissions from the energy sector, and 3% (unconditional) to 10% (conditional) from other sectors (transport, industry, forests and waste) by 2030 compared to the BAU scenario

Economy Wide | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: N/A

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Energy

NDC Laws and National Policies

Increase the share of renewable energy from the existing 50%, to 60% in 2020.

Renewable Energy | Target year: 2020

38% electrical energy supply from hydro and renewables by 2015

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2015 | Base year: 2015 | Source(s): National E... (2008 / Executive)

Establishment of 176 MW of mini hydro power plants

Renewable Energy: Hydro

60% renewables of electricity supply by 2020, then 100% from renewable and indigenous energy sources by 2030

Renewable Energy | Trajectory Target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2020, 2030 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Establishment of 105 MW of biomass power plants

Renewable Energy: Biofuels

20% increase in renewable energy percentage of national grid, from 4.8% baseline by 2020 against a 2008 baseline

Renewable Energy | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2008 | Source(s): National A... (2009 / Executive)

Establishment of 115 MW of solar power plants

Renewable Energy: Solar

5% reduction of carbon footprint of energy sector by 2025 against a 2014 baseline

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Establishment of large scale wind power plants of 514 MW

Renewable Energy: Wind

Reduce electricity network losses to 8% by 2020

Energy Efficiency | Base Year Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2020 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 20% in the energy sector by 2030

Energy: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Increase the share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources from 50% in 2014 to 60% by 2020 and finally to meet the total demand from renewable and other indigenous energy sources by 2030.

Renewable Energy | Baseline Scenario Target | Target year: 2020, 2030 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Generate a minimum 1.000 MW of electricity using indigenous gas resources discovered in Mannar basin by 2020.

Energy: General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Increase generation capacity of low cost thermal power plants fired by natural gas and biomass to 2,000 MW to reduce the generation costs and to diversify generation mix by 2020.

Renewable Energy | Intensity Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Reduce the technical and commercial losses of the electricity transmission and distribution network from 11% to 8% by 2020.

Energy Efficiency | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Reduce the carbon footprint of the energy sector by 5% by 2025.

Energy Intensity | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2025 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Transportation

NDC Laws and National Policies

Establishment of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable transport systems by 2030.

Transportation Planning | Target year: 2030

Reduce the petroleum fuel use in the transport sub-sector by 5% by introducing alternative strategies such as efficient modes of transport and electrification of transport by 2020.

Transport: General | Fixed Level Target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 2014 | Source(s): Sri Lanka ... (2015 / Executive)

Reduce unproductive vehicles by 50% in 2025

Vehicle Fleet | Target year: 2025

Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 10% in the sector by 2030

Transport: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Agriculture

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Buildings

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Coastal Zones

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Cross-Cutting Area

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Environment

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Health

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Industry

NDC Laws and National Policies

Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 10% in the sector by 2030

Industries: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

LULUCF

NDC Laws and National Policies

Increase the forest cover of Sri Lanka from 29% to 32% by 2030.

Afforestation | Target year: 2030

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 10% in the sector by 2030

LULUCF/Forestry: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Social Development

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Tourism

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Urban

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Waste

NDC Laws and National Policies

Designing and implementing comprehensive solid waste management strategies for 40% to 60% of LAs before 2030.

Solid Waste | Target year: 2030

There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.

Reduce the GHG emissions against BAU scenario by 10% in the sector by 2030

Waste: General | Target year: 2030

Source: NDC

Water

NDC Laws and National Policies
There are no quantifiable targets found in the NDC.There are no quantifiable targets found in the laws and policies.
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