Initial Consultation Workshop on NAMAs for the Waste Management Sector in Sri Lanka.

The Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka under the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and SEVANATHA Urban Resource Centre, the National Partner made arrangements to hold the Initial Consultation Workshop on ‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for the Waste Management Sector in Sri Lanka: Opportunities for Linking the Solid Waste Management Sector with International Climate Financing’ on 30th April 2015 at Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla, Colombo from 9.00 a.m to 4.30p.m.

This workshop was intended to lay a strong foundation for carrying out a subsequent assessment study on opportunities for linking Solid Waste Management Sector with NAMAs program of Sri Lanka.

The overall aim of this workshop was to review existing initiatives in Sri Lanka on climate change mitigation and discussing opportunities for linking Phase II of the PILISARU program (National SWM Program implemented by CEA) to a NAMA and/or any other relevant climate financing mechanisms.

Around 35 participants attended this workshop, including the Ministry Officials, representatives from the Central Environment Authority, National Carbon Fund, Solid Waste Management Authority of Western Province, SWM Support Centre of the Ministry of Local Government, UNDP, UN Habitat, University staff, Climate Change Secretariat and several other participants from Sri Lanka.

The UNESCAP Experts with the CEA officials have moderated the workshop in which 08 presentations were made by the invited resource persons during the morning and afternoon sessions of the workshop. It has came up with recommendations for appropriate follow up actions to achieve the aim of the workshop. Highlights of the workshop are shown below.

Lightning the Oil Lamp

Presenting Experiences on Waste Management; Chairman of CEA

Workshop in Progress