CEO of the Carbon Consulting Company; Sanith de S. Wijeyeratne was honored recently by being nominated to the Expert Panel on Environment and Development at the SOUTH ASIA JUDICIAL ROUNDTABLE ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR SUSTAINABLE GREEN DEVELOPMENT recently concluded in Colombo.
The eminent panel comprising of Justice Tshering Wangchuk (Bhutan), Mr, Mr. Bakary Kante (UNEP) , Hon. H. L Dattu Senior Judge of the Supreme Court of India and Mr. de Silva Wijeyeratne, was ably moderated by Hon. Mohan Pieris P.C., Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and addressed several issues including, Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital, Green Considerations in Urban Planning and Development, Tourism and the Environment and Community Forest Management with detailed presentations by leading experts in these field in the South Asian Region. The sessions were part of the larger agenda of the roundtable which focused on ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR SUSTAINABLE GREEN DEVELOPMENT. The conference was inaugurated by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa and was mainly funded and promoted by the Asian Development Bank. The Plenary sessions were followed by the adoption of a Colombo Acton Plan with resolutions to report back on the developments of the plan in the relevant countries at the next Roundtable.