Seoul, January 13 – The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) welcomed the Government of Sri Lanka as its thirtieth Member, committing to support the country in achieving its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and implementing its national adaptation plan.
Sri Lanka’s membership formally became effective on January 13, 2019. Under the Agreement of the Establishment of GGGI, a country will officially become a Member of GGGI 30 days after the deposit of its ratification.
Going forward, GGGI will support Sri Lanka in achieving its NDC on adaptation by further strengthening the adaptation planning process in the country and enhancing the access to climate finance for the implementation of its national adaptation plan. As a small island developing nation, Sri Lanka is highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change that poses serious threat to its natural resources, economic growth and well-being of the people.
In 2018, the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment nominated GGGI to be its delivery partner for Sri Lanka’s GCF Readiness Support for Adaptation Planning. The proposal is currently being developed and has provided an opportunity to strengthen partnerships between Sri Lanka and GGGI.
During GGGI’s official side event at COP24 in Katowice, Mr. Ariyaratne Hewage of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment – as GGGI’s Member country – spoke about the critical importance for the country to further develop its Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems.