The Workshop on Role of Industry in Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change is already affecting the planet and will remain to do so for generations to come. The physical and chemical changes associated with human activities are occurring in natural ecosystems on land and at sea, and in cities and outlying areas, but the changes are not happening consistently. Many researchers are developing in depth predictions about the effects of climate change, but predicting the long-term impacts is complex in part because choices we make as individuals and as a society will change those outcomes.

Consequently, it is time to contribute to save the planet and it is very important to learn all we can about climate change, to make informed choices about the climate, and prepare for the outcome of those choices. Even though some industries have the potential to meet considerable percent of its energy needs with renewables, they do not work on that. With energy leading the way, industries should also gain the benefits and work toward mitigating the harmful consequences of climate change.

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) proudly presents “The Workshop on Role of Industry in Climate Change Mitigation” with the speakers for the workshop Dr. Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, USA and Mr. V. R. Sena Peiris, Director of National Cleaner Production Centre on 16th February 2017 at 2.45 PM – 5.00 PM.

The Workshop is believed to act as a center stage for knowledge expansion in the field of climate change and about ways to mitigate the climate change led by industrial emissions and how it costs us and what measures can be taken. The event will be an ideal opportunity for Industry experts, Engineers, Scientific officers, Professionals, Researchers, to widen their scope listening to the renowned persons in the subject.

The Workshop will provide the opportunity to have your questions and doubts cleared from the distinguished speakers during the Q&A session subsequent to the main session.

Workshop Speakers

Dr. Scott Denning

Monfort Professor,
Department of Atmospheric Science,
Colorado State University Director of Education,
Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes

The Three S’s of Climate Change: Simple. Serious. Solvable.”

Scott Denning is Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in the United States where he leads a large research group studying the interaction of the global carbon cycle with our changing climate. Author of over 100 publications in the refereed climate literature, he is a former Editor of the Journal of Climate, and was Founding Science Chair of the North American Carbon Program.

Mr. V. R. Sena Peiris

Visiting Lecturer,
Mechanical Engineer,
Director/CEO – NCPC,
Council Member – APRSCP, IEPSL

Mechanical Engineer passed out from University of Peradeniya in 1972 with B Sc in Engineering ( 2nd Class). Served industry as an engineer for 25 years in the capacity of Engineer, Chief Engineer, Works Manager and General Manager. Qualified as a Cleaner Production Expert in 1997 under UNIDO program. Certified Energy Engineer, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 consultant. Trained in Green Productivity by APO, Japan, Life Cycle Analysis and Hazardous Waste Management by UNIDO.

Expertise in Cleaner Production, Life Cycle Management, Green Procurement, Environmental Management Systems, Eco Innovation and Integrated Waste Management.

Serve as a visiting lecturer in 6 universities. Special guest lecturer in a summer school conducted by KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in 2012 and 2013.

Corporate member of Society of Engineers(UK), Institute of Plant Engineers(UK), Institute of Energy (UK), Institute of Environmental Professionals (SL),Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SL), International Solid Waste Management Association, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Became the founding Director/Chief Executive Officer of National Cleaner Production Center (NCPC), Sri Lankan 2002 and served the centre for 13 and half years.

Served as the Project Director of UNEP funded Waste to Energy Project in Moneragala and Project Director of UNEP Funded Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Matale Municipal Council. Carried out many projects in Zero Effluent Discharge (ZLD) and Zeroing Solid Waste in Industries. Provided consultancies in industries on Smart chemicals management and chemical risk assessment.

Currently serves as Council member of Asia Pacific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), Council member of Institute of Environmental Professional of Sri Lanka (IEPSL) and President of Lanka Responsible Care Council.

Immediate Past President of Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Date: 16th February 2017

Time: 2.45 PM – 5.00 PM

Venue: The Kingsbury Colombo, Sri Lanka



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