Even though people are heavily reliant on nature, they lack the connectivity to nature which helps achieve sustainable development. This article examines the problems caused by this disconnect between nature and society and highlights policy implications to improve people’s environmental literacy which can be used as a tool to enhance connectivity to nature.
The Meethotamulla tragedy has opened the eyes of Sri Lankans to the dangers presented by solid waste mismanagement and dumping. Multifaceted proposals to address the immediate and long term issue of garbage disposal in Sri Lanka have been put forth. This article by Bilesha Weeraratne highlights the importance of household level responsibility in addressing the issue and suggests Pay as You Throw solutions to reduce the burden of solid waste disposal services and encourage recycling.
March 22 marks the World Water Day, with a focus on the management of wastewater. This article, by Athula Senaratne, discusses the social costs of failing to properly dispose wastewater and highlights the urgent need for an effective and efficient solution to the problem of wastewater in Sri Lanka.
This article explores the reasons behind farmers in Sri Lanka not opting for crop insurance, and the importance of finding suitable policies to help farmers better manage climate risks and improve adaptation.
This article highlights how Intellectual Property Rights can be used as a tool to support the development of the Tourism Industry and its subsector ecotourism.