Eco-friendly certification for Lankan exports mooted
Environment Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that attention is
being paid to make the eco -friendly certification compulsory for
products exported from Sri Lanka. He observed that this move is
necessary since eco -friendly certification has become compulsory for
the majority of products in many countries around the world.
He observed that exports from Sri Lanka need to carry a green
certificate to get a strong holding in the world market in the future.
He observed that greenness has gained importance in the international
market. The minister made these comments in a meeting with officials of
the Ministry's Climate Change Secretariat.
The minister also observed that being eco - friendly does not only
imply that the final product is environmental friendly, but, also the
entire process of production should be environmental friendly. He also
stated that Sri Lanka has already identified the need to reduce green
house gas emissions and individual, group and industrial activities
which contribute to global warming and climate change.
The minister had directed the Climate Change Secretariat to formulate
long term policies to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the