II. NATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTEGRATING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS INTO THE POLICY DECISION PROCESS
B. The evolution and existing structure of institutional arrangements for the tea sector in the various ministries and agencies
12. Private sector Chambers and non-governmental organizations
Private sector Chambers, for example, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, serve as channels for focusing private sector perceptions on environmental policy issues affecting a particular sector, including the tea sector. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is in the process of developing a Environmental Cell within its organizational structure to address environmental issues and serve as an advisory and information unit for the private sector on environmental issues.
NGOs engaged in the environmental field are also able to serve as channels for interest groups to bring attention to bear on policy decision-making as they are represented on the Environmental Council of CEA.