“Discussing climate change with the Ambassador of France in Sri Lanka” by Jean-Paul Monchau

As the COP20 comes to a close in Peru, France is starting to prepare the COP21 which it will host in 2015, H.E. Mr Jean-Paul Monchau, the Ambassador of France explains the importance of these conferences which are significant milestones in the field of international climate change mitigation. Interview conducted by staff at the French Embassy in Colombo.

via: http://groundviews.org/2014/12/21/discussing-climate-change-with-the-ambassador-of-france-in-sri-lanka/

“Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farming families” by Amantha Perera

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sri Lanka’s government will roll out a relief programme to help vulnerable farmers cope with the effects of a worsening drought, as part of a wider effort to protect people from the frequent extreme weather events that are threatening the country’s steady economic gains.

via: http://www.trust.org/item/20140731103332-eq0c4/?source=jtOtherNews1