Sri Lanka - Green Recovery

The Transformational Potential:

  • To contribute to waste reduction with a strong focus on plastics through incorporating green solutions.
  • To support protection, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and marine biodiversity. 
  • To support the government with the development and implementation of public policies and regulatory frameworks in selected sectors (e.g. solid waste with a focus on plastic and industrial waste) that are needed to implement the NDC, to foster sustainable consumption and production and to enable a low-carbon economy. 

The Team Europe Proposal:

EU “Green Policy Dialogue Facility”: 

  • Develop and implement policies, reforms, and intervention, aligning EU-Sri Lanka Green Development policies and international commitments
  • Improve business and investment climate for inclusive circular economy.
  • Facilitate business operations and investments in green and digital technologies.
  • Access to finance.

Promoting a Circular Economy – sustainable production, consumption, and finance:

  • Skills development, TVET
  • Research institutes, start-ups and entrepreneurs, Civil society, and authorities
  • Technological transformation and digitalisation (access to finance)
  • Public awareness on waste and plastic waste reduction (access to finance)

Valuing Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity:

  • Reduce the pressure on biodiversity hotspots and extend the availability of green economic opportunities for local communities.
  • Develop financial incentives and income generation for communities living in biodiversity- and carbon-rich areas;
  • Research and capacity development to value biodiversity and to mainstream natural resource management and planning at local and national level.

Team Europe members

EU Member States

Other Team Europe Members

Other Documents

About Sri Lanka - Green Recovery

Geographical area

Asia - South

Thematic priority

Green deal


  • Quality Education
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life on Land