Two female medical staff in a busy room examine a sample tray together. They both point at one particular sample.

Sri Lanka

At a Glance

The Asia Regional Mission serves Burma, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Both climate change adaptation and mitigation are critical considerations in Asia’s developing countries. Indeed, the region’s geography makes its population highly vulnerable to sea level rise and extreme weather events. Yet the region is also among the highest contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions in the world. USAID is working with countries at regional and bilateral levels to accelerate investment in clean energy technologies and improve forest management. USAID also provides training, knowledge sharing and cooperation to facilitate the region’s transition to low emission development and help communities adapt to climate change.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2018) for more information.

Climate Projections

Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events

Increased Precipitation Unpredictability/Variability

Sea Level Rise

Increased Temperature

Key Climate Impact Areas


Coastal Zones

Infrastructure and Industry

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context

USAID Climate Change Funding (2023)


$5 Million


$3 Million

Clean Energy

$2 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2023)

23.3 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Sri Lanka Photo Gallery

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Sri Lanka

Stories from the Area

Reducing livestock emissions while increasing production efficiency is key in Africa and can be achieved through better livestock feeding practices and more efficient management techniques. 
Several cows standing in barn stalls
Last year at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, USAID committed to partnering with countries to reduce, avoid, or sequester at least six billion metric tons of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. (Preventing six billion metric tons of GHG emissions is the equivalent of taking 100 million cars off roads for a decade, or roughly the amount of GHG emissions the United States emits each year). After making the commitment, USAID then codified it as one of its six ambitious goals in the Agency-wide 2022-2030 Climate Strategy. 
A female engineer installing a solar panel
The Climate Adaptation Project seeks concept papers from qualified organizations in Sri Lanka to implement programs related to climate adaptation within the framework of the project’s objectives.