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.

LD2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic:
 

  1. What are the most promising sustainable and inclusive recovery practices currently being applied by public, private and civil society groups at individual, community, city, regional, country level? And how could we scale them up?
     
  2. What recovery and pre-existing practises need to be changed to ensure an inclusive and sustainable recovery?
      
  3. How do we ensure that all countries/communities can benefit from opportunities stemming from a sustainable and just transition?
     
  4. How can we create better performing industries and supply chains for a just transition to more sustainable economies? which sectors are most critical? 
     
  5. What are some of the commitments and “responsible” principles that need to be made by key industry sectors and by finance and investment institutions?
     
  6. What are the decent green jobs of the future?  What are the new skills needed, what is needed from business?  from government?  from academia?

Comments (12)

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Dr. Sarath Samaraweera, Engineer

1. Need more publicity

2. Publicity

3. Efficient agroforestry practices where land and human resources are effectively used.

4. Plantation and agricultural sectors

5. Support only those initiatives which are sustainable

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Applying green technologies

2. Away from unhealthy practices

3. Health indicators

4. Power and fertilizers

5. Acquire green technologies

6. Research, development and commercialization in eco farming and green technology

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Offering more facilities to recycling and supply chain management

2. 5R principle and beyond

3. Propagating case studies

4. Mining and construction

5. Buy back principle

6. Sustainable auditing and recycling engineering

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. a. Reduction of usage of polythene bags
    b. Energy saving practices in ground level
    c. Increasing trend in re use materials

2. a. 3R concept needs to be introduced at household level.
    b. Minimize waste in day-to-day activities

3. By reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, whole world would be benefiting from global warming. If our actions are sustainable, no fear about our future.

4. a. Construction industry is the key. From production of raw materials to the end of construction, we need assure sustainability.
    b. Power and energy sector

5. a. Reduction of high non green materials usage in construction industry
    b. Finance of investment must be sought for green industries

6. a. Decent jobs are the jobs that are having minimum impact to the environment and society. Ex. jobs related organic foods, renewable energy, environmentally friendly, social benefits. 
    b. Needed from business CSR practices with profits
    c. Government must encourage clean economy rather than non-clean or non-green economies

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

2. Political interference on favouritism.

3. Gaining authority to monitor and to take appropriate action.

4. Auditing and reporting providing alternatives. Manufacturing industries and Agrarian sectors seem critical.

5. Adaptability to change by the industry sector and preparedness by the finance sector to assist in change.

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Electrification

2. Stop giving free meals instead teach a skill to stand up on their own

3. Until a country crosses the middle-income trap, sustainable solutions are a road block for development of a country. Nice to have feel good factor

4. As I said this is a fad to restrict poor countries to develop

5. Bring the genii co-efficiency to .35 level where it is at 0.5

6. It's still a fashion in Sri Lanka, no scope for these jobs yet

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

Sharing comments as received on behalf of Mr. Gayan Subasinghe

1. a. Individual investments in nature friendly solutions; solar PV, e-vehicles, Eco- friendly products and services
    b. To scale up; need favorable and consistent policies, and market mechanisms

2. Unfavorable policy and regulatory environment, and need long-term vision and plans

3. Introduce Market mechanisms where we can share benefits and Transparency of such actions

4. a. Transport and industry sectors are critical.
    b. Needs complete overhaul, and rapid actions through stringent regulatory actions.

5. a. Mandatory reporting of critical information
    b. Mandatory implementation of agreeable actions with targets

6. Hydrogen technology, e-vehicles and nuclear power and. ICT use, process automation

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Recycling of garbage

2. Legalize basic requirements for a green planet

3. Introducing a legal framework for good practices

4. Minimizing carbon emissions

5. Recycling of waste material

6. Jobs in the renewable energy sector, investment, government incentives, research

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. We cannot see it happening at a satisfactory level

2. Close supervision

3. From the result achieved

4. Government sector

5. With low-rate interest loans should be granted by the bankers. Human resource part should be well maintained.

6. There may be more job opportunities according to high skills of people. Equipped with new technology. From both

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. River basin approaches combining economics, social and ecosystem valuations

2. Broad based understanding of ecosystem services using global and traditional knowledge

3. Inclusive and benefit sharing with a meaning of why we do so

4. Following EU generated greening principles that include LCA, PES, EPR etc.

5. EPR, Benefit Sharing related to use of Ecosystem Services and acting to conserve them

6. Business - follow sustainability, IFC Safeguards and Invest in Greening through business along with contingency planning

Government - Adopt River Basin and Environment Governance combined with valuing and mainstreaming ecosystem roles and contributions in national and sub-national planning and implementation

Academia - Prepare tools and train all to use them along with perception changes in the country including that of communities. Promote science not gods and misconceptions

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Recharging of ground water sources using rainwater. Creating awareness and promoting pilot scale programs at divisional/district levels.

4. a. Recycling of solid waste, especially plastics and other reusable wastes.
    b. Renewable energy

5. a. Promote recycle and reuse
    b. Promote green energy & green building concepts

6. a. Converting liquid & solid wastes to productive use
    b. Water reclamation using 3R's
    c. Use of Nano-technology for the above processes

Thevuni Halangode
Thevuni Halangode Moderator

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

1. Reforestation & Renewable Energy Projects

2. Implementing effectively existing Environmental laws

3. All countries shall benefit from above mentioned actions

4. Strategic planning

5. Strictly adhering to environmental laws

6. Traditional Agricultural practices