Wednesday, 9 August 2017

An Uphill Battle for Sri Lanka: Addressing the Loss and Damage of Climate-Induced Disasters

Kanchana Wickramasinghe and Athula Senaratne
Sri Lanka experienced a notable increase in the frequency and the severity of floods, droughts and landslides in the recent past. Apart from these calamities, torrential rains and extended dry periods were common anomalies in the weather pattern. Although climate change may not be the only cause for these irregularities, it is viewed as one of the main contributors for such disasters, as they are climate related.