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
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.
In the amidst of COVID 19, Government of Sri Lanka initiated the “Saubhagya National Programme on Harvesting and Cultivation” on 4th April 2020 which aims to develop 1 million home gardens. It will encourage rural projects to encourage seed farms, popularize organic fertilizer use and encourage production of home crops, popularize home gardens as a
The novel coronavirus or COVID 19 pandemic is something unexpected for many countries. However, it may not come as a total surprise for other countries or people. While some believe the virus originally manifested in Wuhan, China, others think it may be a biological weapon developed by global powers to use in their cold war.