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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 109

Symposium on Sustainable Consumption and Production

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 17 October, ( The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) coordinates a Symposium on “Sustainable Consumption and Production in Sri Lanka” organized by the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) in association with the Ministry of Industrial Development.

It will be held on 5th and 6th November at the BMICH and several Senior UNIDO and UNEP officials are expected to address the symposium. This is the first symposium on the Topic and researchers, academics and practitioners from Sri Lanka and from the Region are scheduled to present papers on the New Thinking, Practices and Research Findings related to enhancing economic development in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

NCPC is a project of UNIDO established under the Ministry of Industrial Development with the royal Norwegian Government providing financial support. NCPC provides technical assistance to enterprises in the thrust industry sectors to improve their productivity and enhance environmental performance through the application of Cleaner Production.

The first day is devoted to an awards ceremony to felicitate those industries who excelled in water efficiency, energy efficiency and overall environmental performance to recognize environmentally responsible entrepreneurs and to encourage other industrialists to be ecologically concerned. Commencing this year the Symposium and the awards ceremony will be an annual event.

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