Sri Lanka

Geopolitical Informations

Capital
Colombo/Kotte
Population
20.48 million (2013)
Total area
65,610 km2

Main legislative bodies

  • Parliament of Sri Lanka

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Climate Policy Facts

Emissions

Year Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF ( MtCO2e) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per Capita ( tCO2e Per Capita) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per GDP ( tCO2e / Million $ GDP)
1990 28.53 1.68 501.95
1991 28.79 1.67 484.35
1992 30.19 1.73 486.41
1993 30.12 1.71 454.05
1994 30.89 1.73 440.97
1995 31.05 1.71 420.16
1996 33.53 1.83 437.07
1997 33.39 1.80 409.06
1998 33.56 1.79 392.69
1999 34.35 1.80 385.29
2000 35.71 1.87 377.96
2001 35.82 1.91 384.98
2002 36.52 1.93 377.57
2003 37.79 1.97 368.82
2004 38.50 1.98 356.33
2005 39.86 2.03 347.25
2006 38.66 1.95 312.84
2007 40.16 2.00 304.29
2008 39.75 1.97 284.22
2009 39.76 1.94 274.58
2010 41.37 2.00 264.52
2011 42.66 2.04 251.96

The line chart shows the country’s carbon emissions by year, expressed in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) for emission totals, and in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for per capita and per dollar of GDP values. It is based on data from CAIT platform provided by the World Resource Insititute, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

By selecting or deselecting each item, you can compare or give prominence to particular emission trends.

 

Energy

Energy Source Production (ktoe) TPES (ktoe)
Coal 0 67,59
Oil 0 4262,629
Natural gas 0 0
Nuclear 0 0
Hydro 484,524 484,524
Geothermal 0 0
Solar thermal 0 0
Solar photovoltaics 1,462 1,462
Tide, wave, ocean 0 0
Wind 0,258 0,258
Biomass 5053,438 5053,438
Biofuels 0 0
Waste 0 0

The double-doughnut chart shows the country’s energy production and TPES (Total Primary Energy Supply), expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). It is built on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency libraries, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

The INNER RING represents the country’s energy production from each energy source, corresponding to the quantities of fuels extracted or produced.

The OUTER RING shows the country’s total primary energy supply of each fuel. It represents the net quantities of fuels made available on the domestic market, after foreign transfers and trading. According to IEA’s definition, TPES equals production plus imports minus exports minus international bunkers plus or minus stock changes.

Differences between production and TPES are significant as they highlight the actual country’s behaviour in the matter of a given energy source. Production values and TPES values of the same energy source may vary widely, especially in case of the much-traded fossil fuels.

 

National Policy

 

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International Policy

General features

 

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Negotiating position

 

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