As more and more countries are becoming aware of the effects of global warming and climate change, government programs and advocacies for turning each country towards a green economy have reached new heights. It has moved up on corporate and political agendas because of the intense drive to get rid of carbon emissions and the underlying desire to cut costs.
The latest addition to the list of countries advocating greener economies is Sri Lanka. They have hired Eco Consultants the Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) to help them in this task. The CCC was launched recently in partnership with one of the leading providers of carbon reduction solutions, CarbonNeutral of UK. It is also being advocated by Sri Lanka’s only Nobel Laureate, Prof. Mohan Munasinghe.
CCC is an Eco Consulting firm formed by two dynamic young entrepreneurs, Subramaniam Eassuwaran (Deputy Chairman of Eswaran Brothers Exports) and Fazal Fausz (Managing Director of Rainco Pvt Ltd), under the guidance of Prof. Munasinghe. It offers a complete end-to-end service for companies committed to reducing carbon emissions including emission assessment capabilities. CCC is also an approver reseller of the Carbon Neutral Company’s services like carbon offsets and Carbon Neutral certification.
Eassuwaran said that Sri Lanka looks to develop into a hub of ethical manufacturing and eco-tourism which is why they need to equip Sri Lanka’s local businesses to take advantage of their huge carbon potential. Jonathan Shopley, managing director of The Carbon Neutral Company said that more businesses are realizing that a credible carbon management strategy can deliver powerful benefits for the company including increased revenue, competitive differentiation and reputational improvement.
CCC and CarbonNeutral of UK will be helping Sri Lanka companies set and meet carbon footprint reduction targets and to implement environmental management strategies on par with global standards. They are also concurrently established the Conservation Carbon Company mandating an effective use of environmental finance mechanisms to help protect some of Sri Lanka’s threatened wildlife and ecosystem.
With CCC, Sri Lanka is poised to take its place among the world leaders in carbon management by not depending on trade agreements and duty concessions and disregarding the environment. It will instead attract green tourist, green buyers and green investors to keep abreast of fast changing global trends and regulations. And with the concerted effort of scientific minds and concerned businessmen intending to make a difference to the environment, this initiative will definitely make a positive impact to Sri-Lanka.