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Great Britain supports implementation of Sri Lanka’s Climate Prosperity Plan

Great Britain has expressed its willingness to provide the necessary technical and practical support to Sri Lanka to implement the “Climate Prosperity Plan”.

The Climate Connection, we are bringing young people around the world together to address climate change. Discover how we can tackle climate change together, a senior official of finance ministry said.

Change can only happen when more young people are actively involved to collaborate and innovate across borders and generations.

In this way Sri Lanka can inspire others to make a difference and ensure COP is the most inclusive ever creating role models.

As part of the global climate change movement, the British Council in partnership with the Ministry of Education and with the support of the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of the Environment is launching a climate connection challenge for schools island wide.

The Deputy High Commissioner of Great Britain to Sri Lanka, Lisa Whanstall said that Great Britain appreciates the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to address climate change and will work to provide the necessary technical and theoretical support in the future.

These remarks were made during a discussion held yesterday (07) between the President’s Senior Adviser on Climate Change Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene, and the British Deputy High Commissioner, at the Presidential Secretariat.

Mrs Whanstall also stated that she will provide the necessary support for the International University on Climate Change, which is planned to be built on the instructions of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Furthermore, the Deputy British High Commissioner praised Sri Lanka’s program for renewable energy and pointed out that it is a well-planned step for the future of the country.

Mr. Ruwan Wijewardene, presented the information about President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s upcoming programs regarding climate change and stated that the Act on Climate Change will be submitted to Parliament shortly.

In addition Mr. Wijewardene said that a climate change office will be established in Sri Lanka to investigate climate change in the region, and that the necessary solutions to address climate change that may occur will be developed.

He further said that the government has already focused on green hydrogen energy on the advice of President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the government has planned to further develop the potential for renewable energy in Sri Lanka.

They also discussed about the upcoming 75th Independence Day celebrations of Sri Lanka.

Andrew Price, Head of the British Government’s Prosperity Group, and Sajana Suriyarachchi, Director of Presidential Coordination, were also present at this event

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