The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is helping Sri Lanka to establish a “climate-smart” city framework in close cooperation with the city stakeholders in the municipality. The first part that was related to development of an urban adaptation action plan on water scarcity and heat stress for Kurunegala has been completed based on pro-bono support from the Government of the Republic of Korea.
“The recommendations were provided considering the context and particular locations within the Kurunegala city. These were further fine-tuned by the stakeholders based on practicality and economic aspects”, noted Dr. R.D.S.Jayathunga, Director of Climate Change Secretariat, the National Designated Entity of the CTCN.
The recommendations will be integrated by different authorities into their programs. The Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources showcased this project at the annual event which discussed the best practices of climate related projects.
At the moment the CTCN is implementing the second phase of this project that is related to waste, transport and energy management, which is also pro-bono supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea.