The following guiding questions are aligned to each of the three main Leadership Dialogues planned for the Stockholm+50 meeting and will be integrated into the overall consultation agenda and report. Please refer to the question number in your comment.

  1. LD1: Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all:
     
    1. How can we restore and regenerate a positive relationship with nature? List 2 or 3 good practices and pathways that you would like to see scaled up to enable a move to a healthy planet?
       
    2. What are the actions that you (your group) would take to scale up the change towards a healthy planet? What policies/structures need to be in place for you to take such action?
       
    3. How could marginalised and vulnerable groups benefit from policies and initiatives designed to restore a more sustainable and resilient relationship with nature (that mitigates nature risks)?
       
    4. How can we safeguard the rights of people and nature, including among others, indigenous peoples and local communities, environmental defenders, women, youth, future generations?
       
    5. What are the new or prioritized set of metrics and indicators needed for tracking our progress towards a healthier and more prosperous planet?

Comments (12)

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Lakshman Wijeyewardena, Training & Institution Specialist

1. Investments and capital required and awareness of importance

2. Funding and awareness and benefit out of it

3. Introducing transparency

4. Awareness simple system to acquire them

5. Awareness. Funding for acquisition technologies and facilitation for access to markets

6. Entrepreneurship

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. R W S M N Manorathne, Deputy Director

1. Expansion of middle-class consumers and urbanization

2. Responsible consumption

3. Application of democracy in all sectors

4. Application of merit system

5. Global village concept

6. Awareness and merit system

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. I M S Bandara, Director General

1. a. Commitments of all individuals towards 2030 agenda
    b. Current Economic recession

2. a. Need to be a model by the government towards sustainable development
    b. No government officials understand correctly the depth and width of the sustainable development

3. a. There should be a proper guidance towards sustainable development in all government activities
    b. There should be a proper monitoring mechanism of said activities
    c. Our reading system must be match with the said activities achieved

4. a. Government can only allocate lands for private sector. Time taken to allocate lands are highly discourage private sector investment.  Need to fix time limits and then process
    b. Sustainable agriculture is the one of major area that need to attend

5. a. UN need to be a partner for knowledge and financial for green entrepreneurs
    b. UN can guide our agriculture sector to control the production.  Today farmer decided the crop and extent which is completely wrong.

6. a. Need new technologies in all industries which lead to minimum energy use.
    b. Agriculture sector must have the mass scale production rather than small cultivation. 

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Padmajith Jinadasa, Incorporated Engineer

2. Discipline and law abiding

3. By high powered commission with authority to intervene

4. System to communicate on decisions and queries either way

5. A firm treaty among countries

6. A survey based on knowledge of every individual on the UN vision

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Lasintha Ferdinando, Managing Director

1. SDGs must be supported with adequate funding and walking the talk

3. Digitize all elements with BOTs and take the subjectivity out with human intervention so that equitable treatment to all with a just society

4. Eliminate the subjectivity and have a rule based self-approval system

5. Walk the talk with adequate funding

6. Elevate the lifestyle of people and stop geo politics where the developing countries are always developing without any hope due to USA centric fiat currency.

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Gayan Subasinghe

1. a. Challenge; Access to finance and technology
    b. Use of private and individual investments

3. Make policies and laws which are hard to change with the people in power

4. Need regulatory measures

5. Regulatory pressure and facilitate market mechanisms and other resources for such changes

6. Countries have explicitly indicated their requirements under national communication. 

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Piyal Ekanayake, Professor

1. Lack of knowledge among ordinary people about such commitments. Promotion of must-do things by the Central Environment Authority at national, provincial, and regional levels

2. Introduction of minimum standards to the civil engineering projects like use of solar power, green environment

3. Introduce stepwise transformation to both state and private sectors

4. Strong government intervention to create awareness and introduce a legal framework that compel people to comply

5. Sharing of good practices and funding

6. Adoption of green technology at all levels

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Upali Gunawardena, Business Owner

1. Repayments of foreign debts. With the support of foreign countries

2. By giving sufficient infrastructure

3. Maintaining the law and order and sending educated people to parliament. Need non corrupt politicians.

4. Basic needs, Fuel, Gas, Medicines

5. Those who can invest (Finance Assistance)

6. By issuing sufficient infrastructure

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Dr. Ananda Mallawatantri, Country Representative - IUCN Sri Lanka

1. Knowledge and willing to adopt / mainstreaming

2. Adopt systematic ecosystem environment accounting in all planning work and use river basin approaches for growth and sustainability with Private, Public, People Partnerships

3. Promote PPPs, Build Own and Operate Systems and Get Government to Govern using a sound Management Effectiveness Monitoring set of tools. Extensive understanding of cross subsidies and use of them for the betterment of poor with sound justifications.

4. Perception changes and transformation in a way we plan and budget in development and conservation

5. Be bold in making recommendations. Not go behind politicians and endorsing them to save the face for temporary survival. Develop larger projects such as Mahaweli and show the way forward for a transformational development - get the right professional capacity to do so.

6. Need a sound evaluation in multiple sectors and a proper capacity need assessment to get a good assessment. In short, we need to use Sri Lanka natural capital including renewable energy potential to its benefits while not encouraging destructive technologies such as "Illuka - Australia", "Use of fossil fuel when we have wind and solar etc. generating pollution." Can we use Hambantota for nature tourism in place of industrial growth? How to better divert major rivers and use renewable energy techniques such as green hydrogen, to name a few.

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments on behalf of Mr. Sajjan Jayasiriwardene, Water Supply Specialist

1. a. Lack of commitment from the responsible government agencies
    b. Involve community and citizen groups as watchdogs to monitor the progress and effectiveness

2. a. Climate smart agriculture
    b. Recharge of ground water using rainwater
    c. Water reclamation through implementation of 3R principle.

3. Awareness and knowledge sharing with the users and communities to involve them at all stages of development.

4. Effective and inclusive policies and strategies

5. Partnerships with all stakeholders concentrated around the users and communities

6. Adaptation, inclusiveness, green development

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. I S Premalal, Civil Engineer

1. Illicit de-forestation practices by Multinational Companies with the blessing of corrupt Politicians & Government officers

2. Consumer must be educated to buy only goods & services produced methods using GAP & GMP

3. With the proper awareness programs for grass-root levels of the society

5. Especially through Chambers & International Service Organizations

6. New technologies suitable for sustainable development