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Market and Sector Analysis Report of the Chemical Supply Chain of the Construction Sector in Sri Lanka

This market and sector analysis report of the chemical supply chain of the construction sector in Sri Lanka was conducted according to the process outlined in UNEP’s eco-innovation (Eco-i) manual.

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in Sri Lanka both in terms of contribution to GDP as well as the labour force involved. As a result, the construction material supply chain is also one of the largest sub sectors in the country. There is an emerging trend in the country to go towards constructing Green Buildings. It is important that the construction is taken place using eco-friendly products if you are to get the building certified as a Green Building. Hence there are opportunities to adapt Eco Innovation concepts in this sector.

This report has been developed within the framework of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) project ID: 9771 on Global Best Practices on Emerging Chemical Policy Issues of Concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). This project is funded by the GEF, implemented by UNEP and executed by the SAICM Secretariat. Under the project, UNEP is partnering with the National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC) Sri Lanka to pilot the project in the country, including the roll out of eco-innovation in the building materials sector. The NCPC Sri Lanka acknowledges the financial contribution of the GEF for the development and design of the document.