In order to address the cross sectoral  nature of major environmental challenges caused by climate change, and to fulfill the commitments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) &  Kyoto Protocol, the Ministry of Environment, which is the National Focal Point for the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol has taken the initiative to establish a Climate Change Secretariat under it’s  preview. 

The Climate Change Secretariat, which is headed by the Director of the Climate Change Division, adopts a comprehensive national approach to address climate change challenges that  as these concerns  categorize  as an environmental concern, which is also a development issue of Sri Lanka.

Mission: 

"To lead the country to take comprehensive action to contribute towards local, regional and global efforts in combating climate change and to integrate unavoidable climate change scenarios into National Sustainable Development Plans"

Vision: 

"An environment conscious nation and a prosperous Sri Lanka with a high level of resilience to global climate change"