Sri Lanka aims to be net-zero emitter by 2050

Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa: "“Our aim is to transition away from fossil fuels, promote de-carbonisation, and make Sri Lanka a carbon neutral country by 2050.”

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will cease building new coal-fired power plants and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said in an address to the United Nations International Energy Forum.

Sri Lanka has set a target of achieving 70% of all its energy requirements from renewable sources by 2030. “Sri Lanka is happy to be a co-lead of the Energy Compact for No New Coal Power,” Rajapaksa said.

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