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1 National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy ADB TA 7326-SRI

2 Primary Goals Support Government initiative to bring focus on the need for adaptation to climate change Help safeguard Sri Lanka’s development trajectory from impacts of climate change Move stakeholders towards adaptation project development/investment footing Exploit potential to capture concessional funding sources

3 Primary Output Develop a comprehensive National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy –A prioritized framework for action –Based on national development priorities –The basis for mobilizing resources –Move the nation towards a climate change resilient future

4 Guiding Principles: Pragmatic solutions, in line with national development agenda –Mahinda Chinthana –National Physical Planning Policy and Plan –National Environment Policy –Haritha Lanka Programme Harness the wealth of expertise and knowledge already available –Participatory process that engages key stakeholder groups

5 Guiding Principles: Initiate process to mobilize significant investments –Elevate thinking above a mere advocacy agenda –Mobilize resources to support and sustain development Mobilize people/institutions –Stimulate stakeholder interest and initiative

6 Why Adapt?

7 Aggressive Development Targets Unprecedented scale of investment expected in next few years: –Rs. 600 billion on human settlements;Rs. 150 billion on urban development;Rs. 160 billion on roads and railways;Over Rs. 120 billion on irrigation and drinking water schemes;2.5 million tourists and 35,000 hotel rooms. –However climate change considerations are currently NOT included in development / investment planning in Sri Lanka.

8 The Results

9 The Strategy Development Process

10 Key Steps in the Adaptation Strategy Development Process Develop Sector Vulnerability Profiles for key sectors Identify key strategic thrusts Identify and prioritize strategic investments for climate change adaptation Engage with broad range of stakeholders throughout entire process

11 Recurrent Themes During Consultations Climate change-related risks aggravate existing development disparities and problems. Problems are rarely isolated clearly within one sector— cross sectoral linkages are common A multidisciplinary approach is critical. Integrated solutions straddling multiple sectors are needed to address key concerns.

12 From SVPs to Strategy Establishing the Strategy Framework

13 NCCAS Positioning NCCAS must support and mirror the country’s development trajectory Rational and constructive interventions to ensure long-term sustainability Prevention is better than cure

14 The Strategy Originated from analysis of vulnerability-SVPs Framework established and internally endorsed Framework circulated for comment Thematic areas and interventions identified and prioritized through consultations Draft refined through further consultations Final draft circulated for comment Adaptation project concept notes collected

15 Structure of the Strategy Strategic Thrusts –Thematic Areas Priority Adaptation Measures IEC Strategy Adaptation Project Pipeline

16 Strategic Thrust #1: Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation into National Planning and Development

17 Thrust 1: Thematic Areas A.Strengthen national level climate-adaptation planning and implementation capacity B.Ensure future investments/economic plans are climate resilient C.Systematically research climate change-adaptation options and disseminate knowledge D.Increase financing for climate change adaptation E.Inform and mobilize stakeholders at multiple levels in support of climate adaptation

18 Strategic Thrust #2: Enable Climate Resilient and Healthy Human Settlements

19 Thrust 2: Key Issues Improved land use planning needed Demand for water increasing, yet resource threatened Climate-linked public health concerns rising Adaptative measures developed are poorly utilized Awareness on climate risks is low

20 Thrust 2: Thematic Areas A.Mobilize stakeholders for climate change adaptation of settlements B.Improve planning to include climate change considerations C.Ensure adequate quality and quantity of water for settlements D.Combat climate change-related health concerns in settlements E.Increase awareness on vulnerabilities and adaptation of settlements

21 Strategic Thrust #3 Minimize Climate Change Impacts on Food Security

22 Thrust 3: Thematic Areas A.Ensure ability to meet food production and nutrition demand B.Ensure adequate water availability for agriculture C.Mitigate food security-related socio-economic impacts D.Increase awareness and mobilize communities for climate change adaptation

23 Strategic Thrust #4 Improve Climate Resilience of Key Economic Drivers

24 Thematic Areas A.Minimize impacts of climate change on infrastructure B.Minimize impacts of climate change on plantation sector C.Assist key industries in coping with climate change impacts D.Raise awareness about climate vulnerability in key economic sectors

25 Strategic Thrust #5 Safeguard Natural Resources and Biodiversity from Climate Change Impacts

26 Thrust 5: Thematic Areas A.Ensure adequate quality and quantity of water for human wellbeing and ecosystem services B.Enhance climate change resilience of terrestrial ecosystems and their services C.Enhance the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and associated vulnerable species D.Enhance climate change resilience of natural inland wetlands and associated species. E.Address socioeconomic concerns resulting from climate change impacts on biodiversity F.Research, monitor and address impacts of climate change on biodiversity G.Raise awareness and mobilize stakeholders for conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services

27 CC Adaptation Project Pipeline Project concepts developed by range of stakeholders Straddle across all strategic thrusts Various scales Documented in separate volume Continuous process

28 Financing the Strategy

29 The Financing Envelope Some activities will be effectively budget neutral Low expenditure in 2011—ramp up. Strengthen/refocus CCS, organize stakeholders/mechanisms first Financing for interventions could potentially come from many sources

30 Sources of Financing Treasury Multilateral and bilateral DA Adaptation Fund Recurrent budgets Private sector Civil society

31 Where Should the Money Go? Resources should be channelled DIRECTLY to agencies that can implement interventions Access to financing for NGOs/CBOs and research institutions should also be enabled Aggressive pursuit of resources required Min. of Environment to play facilitation and coordination role

32 Implementing the Strategy

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