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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article Kanchana Wickramasinghe points out the importance of regional collaboration to make the best use of ocean resources.