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Fuelling Sri Lanka’s Tourism Sector to Achieve SDGs

In Sri Lanka, the tourism sector boasts of a vast potential to reach economic growth targets. It can also help achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, this blog discusses some of the ways in which tourism could make useful contributions towards reducing poverty and inequality, conserving the environment, improving water and sanitation, and promoting public-private partnerships.

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A Mess as Old as Time: The Economic Cost of Natural Disasters in Sri Lanka

The recent floods in Sri Lanka, triggered by the monsoon rains, left a trail of destruction in its wake. However, natural disasters are nothing new to Sri Lanka. This blog analyzes the economic cost of devastating natural disasters that wrack the country time and time again and examines lessons for Sri Lanka from other Asian countries.

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Connecting People to Nature: A Need of the Hour for Sri Lanka

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.

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Green Shine in New Star Ratings of Sri Lankan Hotels

This article explores the environmental, community and sustainability aspects of the new star rating system of registered hotels in Sri Lanka and how the hotels can benefit from this system.

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Does Restructuring Property Rights Hold the Key to Natural Resource Management in Sri Lanka?

In this article to mark the World Environment Day 2015 Chatura Rodrigo highlights the importance of governing forest resources in a sustainable manner by restructuring the property rights systems.

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