Join this webinar to learn about a new green product certification in Sri Lanka. In a project undertaken from 2017 as part of the 10YFP Trust Fund, the agri-food sector in Sri Lanka was focused on to establish more sustainable consumption and production practices. Improving access to information amongst consumers and businesses was a key aim as surveys showed a lack of awareness of sustainable produce among consumers, a lack of standards, and limited certification systems at affordable prices.
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Promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in Sri Lanka through facilitating access to information [CI-SCP Trust Fund Project]
This project seeks to improve sustainability in the agri-food sector in Sri Lanka through improving access to information. This includes developing LCI databases for the scientific basis and reliability of information, and subsequently establishing a green product certification scheme for the dairy sector in Sri Lanka. Further, the project researches consumer interest in the country and raises awareness on sustainability issues.
National Cleaner Production Awards Program- First ever environmental awards programme to motivate Sri Lankan industries to adopt
National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) conducted an annual Cleaner Production awards program since 2007- 2013 to recognize and appreciate progressive enterprises that have voluntarily accepted cleaner production as a tool to increase their resource efficiency and at the same time contribute towards a cleaner environment.
The Theme of the Roundtable was “SCP: Driving Sri Lanka towards a Green Economy”. It focused on various sustainability issues of the economic sectors addressing in the Sri Lankan context as well as in the context of the South Asian region. it highlighted the achievements of Cleaner Production in Sri Lanka while providing a platform to facilitate the exchange of information, share the practical experience and entertain novel concepts and ideology related to Sustainable Consumption and Production.
Sri Lanka is selected as one of the four countries to implement chemical leasing projects under second round of pilot projects and NCPC (National Cleaner Production Centre) was selected as the implementing agency. Recognizing its contribution to agriculture sector, NCPC was recognized as one of the best consultants in Chemical Leasing. Under the application of chemical leasing in the Agricultural sector, application of Chemical Leasing Model in potato & carrot cultivations .
METABUILD is a 4-year project (2016-2020) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project is implemented by a consortium comprising organizations from India, Germany, Austria, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (NCPCSL) is the local implementing partner for the project.
Strengthening SCP Practices in Sri Lanka by Empowering SMEs in Agri-food Sector through Eco-Innovation
This project was implemented under the funds of UNEP (January 2015-December 2016). The project aims to develop local resources and capacities for eco-innovation in developing and transition economies. It specifically targets small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). To reach the SMEs, the UNEP eco-innovation project co-operates with service providers working in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP), other business intermediaries, and national governments.
The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) has initiated a project on eco-innovation aiming to develop local resources and capacities to incorporate sustainability throughout all business operations in developing and emerging economies. Sri Lanka; as an emerging economy has been selected to implement a pilot project focusing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) of Agri-food sector.
The project will ultimately select 8 industries to provide technical assistance to enhance their sustainability performances which will have an impact on the value chain of a company, from strategy and business model through to operational activities such as design, production, purchasing and marketing.
National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka (NCPCSL) is the local implementing partner for the project. NCPCSL is one of the foremost sustainable solution providers in Sri Lanka.