Stakeholder Dialogue on Improving Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Sri Lanka
Centre for Science and Environment organised a Stakeholder Dialogue on Improving Environmentally Sustainable Transport in Sri Lanka on December 10 in Colombo in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka. This dialogue is part of our initiative to build a forum for city dialogue on air quality and sustainable mobility. This workshop brought together a wide spectrum of stakeholders including policy makers, academia, experts and civil society groups who are involved with the implementation of the clean air, transportation and mobility related policies in Sri Lanka.
The speakers/panelists who participated in the discussions were B. M. U. D. Basnayake, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Anumita Roychowdhury, executive director, Centre for Science and Environment, D. S. Jayaweera, Director General, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, A. G. T. Sugathapala, Director General, Sustainable Energy Authority, Ajith Silva, Director, Air Resource management & International Relations Division, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Saman Bandara, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa and Indu Weerasoori, Project Manager, UN-Habitat. The workshop helped to capture the initiatives and identify the second generation action plan.
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Air pollution is the fifth largest killer and seventh biggest illness burden in India as estimated by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) report. The speed at which urban air pollution is growing across our cities is alarming. Severe particulate pollution and newer pollutants like nitrogen oxides, ozone and air toxics are worsening the public health challenge. Vehicles are a special challenge as these are the fastest growing sources of air pollution.