Ft.lk: IWMI, Netherlands Embassy tackle climate impacts at Colombo forum

The Ambassador’s remarks opened a forum co-hosted by the Colombo-headquartered International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Netherlands Embassy, on 28 November in Colombo.

The Ambassador’s remarks opened a forum co-hosted by the Colombo-headquartered International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the Netherlands Embassy, on 28 November in Colombo. The event brought together scientists, diplomats, Government officials, members of the private sector and others to discuss the impact of climate change on agricultural production and the food supply chain.

Ambassador Gonggrijp’s remarks set the tone for the day, calling for collaborative action to face one of the most pressing issues for Sri Lanka and the world today. The Global Climate Risk Index lists Sri Lanka second among 176 countries most affected from extreme weather events in 2017.

 

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