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Lanka’s effort in carbon sequestration commended

z_p10-LankaCommonwealth Secretary General Rt. Patricia Scotland visited a mangrove replanting site in Wadduwa, Koggala recently in appreciation of Sri Lanka’s contribution towards improving its mangroves in helping carbon sequestration.

Sri Lanka spearheads the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods (MELAG) under the Commonwealth Blue Charter, calling for fair, equitable, inclusive and sustainable approach to ocean economic development and protection.

The first meeting of the MELAG was hosted in early October this year which included developing a database of mangrove ecosystems, sharing technical expertise on mangrove restoration, and strengthening community partnerships and legal frameworks.

The first meeting brought together experts from nine member countries including from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The Commonwealth Secretary General was accompanied by her Chief of Staff, Senior Communications Officer, Senior Officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mahaweli Development and Environment Ministry and the INSEE Cement Sri Lanka’s Company Communications and Reputation Manager.

Courtesy – Daily News

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