Sri Lanka will go carbon neutral by 2050: President

Sri Lanka will go carbon neutral by 2050: President

Written by Amani Nilar

27 Oct, 2021 | 3:09 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka targets achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, pledged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday (27).

Speaking at the United Nation’s High-Level Meeting on Delivering Climate Action – for People, Planet & Prosperity, the President stated that, internationally, Sri Lanka is proud to be a co-lead of the Energy Compact for ‘No New Coal Power’ and added that Sri Lanka also leads the Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods under the Commonwealth Blue Charter Initiative.

The High-Level Thematic Debate on Delivering Climate Action: For People, Planet and Prosperity commenced under the patronage of UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN Headquarters in New York and the Heads of States of UN member countries and representatives joined the conference via video technology.

Sri Lanka seeks to halve Nitrogen Waste by 2030 through the Colombo Declaration on Sustainable Nitrogen Management. The President assured that Sri Lanka’s domestic policy framework has a focus on sustainability. To give effect to this, he said the country is taking steps to limit the overuse of artificial fertilizers, thereby addressing health concerns as well as helping reduce Nitrogen waste.

Sri Lanka targets achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and the country is moving towards the aim to increase the contribution of renewable energy sources to 70% of national energy needs by 2030.

To achieve these laudable objectives, President Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka welcomes assistance through technology transfers, skills development, investment, and financing support for our sustainable development agenda.



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