Centre for Environmental Justice Political Pressure to degazette Wedithalathive Nature reserve has now come to the peak under the new political regime. This attempt was began in 2017 in order to cultivate exotic prawn species “Litopeneus Vanname”, however, a report prepared by the Department of Wildlife Conservation showed that degazetting will have detrimental results to
Hemantha Withanage, Centre for Environmental Justice World is expecting some 8 trillions loss due to the Corona outbreak. ADB press release issued on 15 May 2020) state “The global economy could suffer between $5.8 trillion and $8.8 trillion in losses—equivalent to 6.4% to 9.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP)—as a result of the novel coronavirus
Originally Published in Forest Cover 61- Global Forest Coalition Newsletter on May 22, 2020, International Day for Biological Diversity By Hemantha Withanage, Centre for Environmental Justice and GFC regional focal point for Asia, Sri Lanka Photo Credit Dam construction in Sri Lanka. Gihan Jayaweera Ideally, building a reservoir is an environmentally friendly thing to do.
We should not go back to pre Corona situation once Corona lockdown is over. We have many learnings during Corona. This article proposes the need to address root causes of environmental degradation while respecting human rights and planetary limits, restore natural ecosystems including local initiatives for transformation, support sustainable agriculture and peoples responses to healthy food systems leading and supporting people responsive climate actions.
Indika Rajapaksha,(B.Sc) Environmental Officer, Centre for Environmental Justice We see that many people use disinfectants for controlling COVID 19 virus without understanding the toxicity of the chemical. Prior to using a chemical disinfectant always consult the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the efficacy of the disinfectant against the biohazards and be sure to allow for sufficient