The NDC Dialogue is organised by the Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment with collaboration from the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP), United National Environment Program (UNEP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) on the 16th of October, 2017 in conjunction with the “Sri Lanka NEXT: A Blue Green Era” Programme conference. The half-day dialogue will bring together the key national stakeholders, practitioners, NGOs, private sector, experts and policy decision makers from 14 NDC sectors identified in the Readiness Action Plan for NDCs, 2017-2019 (RAP). The objective of the dialogue is to discuss the specific actions targeted and issues arising from the implementation of NDCs in Sri Lanka and necessary steps for further planning, development, and monitoring at both national and sub-national levels.
About “Sri Lanka NEXT: A Blue Green Era”
The programme was launched during the Environmental Conference & Exhibition on the 17th to 19th October 2016 to ensure Sri Lanka’s low carbon development pathways for economic development and resilience building for vulnerable communities, with respect to the Paris Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The Government of Sri Lanka is organizing the second round of annual event of the 2017 “Sri Lanka NEXT: A Blue Green Era” Programme from the 16th to 17th October 2017 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo.
The objective of the event is to create an awareness among the key stakeholders and the general public on the environment and blue-green economy and to reward the pioneers of environmental conservation and innovation. This year, the annual event comprises multiple sessions and parallel workshops such as Experience Sharing Forum on Climate Smart Initiatives of Sri Lanka, The Conference is expected to bring together the expertise in individual disciplines of climate change mitigation and adaptation, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and donors etc. Over 100 participants are expected to attend, mainly representatives from national and provincial government, selected Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), International Government Organisations (IGOs), multilateral and bilateral financing institutions, GEF agencies, project implementing units, think tanks, and private sector networks.