USAID supports Sri Lanka in mitigating resource shocks and stresses through activities that enhance environmental and climate resilience and improve energy security and sustainability. Activities support innovative approaches to stop the flow of plastic pollution, increase deployment of renewable energy, and mobilize private sector funding for actions that reduce risks associated with extreme weather, climate vulnerability, and climate change.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION: Through its Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project, USAID builds the capacity of the private sector, civil society, and government to respond and adapt to climate change in ways that contribute to sustained, inclusive, market-based growth. It helps identify and scale up innovative solutions to climate-related challenges, strengthens governance to address climate-related risks, and improves access to high-quality information for decision-making to reduce vulnerability to climate change. Implementing Partner: Tetra Tech ARD; Total Estimated Cost: $8 million; Period of Performance: 2021-2026
ENERGY PROGRAM: This program works with the Government of Sri Lanka to help make its power sector market-based, secure, reliable, and sustainable. The project facilitates access to capital and attracts investments to increase deployment of renewable energy and advanced technologies. It also expands the private sector’s role in the power system, enhances competitiveness, and encourages adoption of energy efficiency standards. Implementing Partner: Chemonics International; Total Estimated Cost: $18.9 million; Performance Period: May 2021 – May 2026
CLEAN CITIES, BLUE OCEAN (CCBO): CCBO is USAID’s five-year, flagship global initiative to target ocean plastics at their source in cities and towns. Managed and funded through USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C. and implemented through a consortium of partners, CCBO is piloting solutions in Sri Lanka to stop the flow of plastic pollution to the waters within and surrounding the country through work in Colombo, the southern coastal city of Galle, and the northern coastal city of Jaffna. Implementing Partner: Tetra Tech; Total Estimated Global Cost: $48 million (part of which is allocated to Sri Lanka); Period of Performance: October 2019 – September 2024