The following report details the initiatives by Dilmah Conservation– the environmental arm of Dilmah Tea Company PLC associated group of companies (MJF Holdings) – to address climate change through adaptive measures as a part of its commitment to contribute to global and national climate change adaptation strategies.
Climate change presents both losses and opportunities. Mitigating the losses means being ready to jump at the opportunities that present themselves. At Biodiversity Sri Lanka’s 3rd AGM, CEO Platform and Associated Technical Sessions, Dr Lalanath De Silva outlined ten steps that Sri Lanka needs to take if we are to adapt effectively to the effects of climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2014) forecasts high costs for reducing the concentration of atmospheric CO2 to meet the 2°C target put forth in the Paris Agreement, with costs in many instances reaching more than $ 1,000 per ton of CO2 emissions by 2100.