Sri Lanka carbon emissions and environmental impact

Sri Lanka air pollution

Sri Lanka as an air pollution mortality rate of 79.8 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Sri Lanka is 11.1 mg/m³, endangering 45.5% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Sri Lanka energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Sri Lanka is 2.06 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 26.3% of Sri Lanka population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 52.9% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 51.52%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 3.19%
  • Renewable electricity output: 48.48%

Sri Lanka territory

The territory of Sri Lanka has a surface area of 65610 km², 62710 of which being land area. Forests represents 32.9% of the land with 20634 km². Around 0.1% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.


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