Environment

An Ocean of Wealth: Sri Lanka Must Make Good Use of It

Last week saw the hosting of the World Oceans Summit in Singapore by The Economist newspaper in association with National Geographic, which brought together over 200 global leaders, including scientists, businesses, and representatives from governments, NGOs, and other key stakeholders to talk about sustainability, economics and the world’s oceans. These issues are very relevant to Sri Lanka, being an island surrounded by one of the world’s largest oceans.

Half of the World’s Trade Travels through it, but are we Protecting it?

>Environmental Challenges in the Indian Ocean Region By Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer – IPS The Indian Ocean rim region, home to around one-third of the world’s population, possesses a significant strategic economic value. Nearly half the world’s container traffic and …

Post-Copenhagen and Sri Lanka

By Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer – IPS The much awaited Climate Change conference (COP15) concluded in Copenhagen on the 18th of December. While the Kyoto Protocol is to expire in 2012, the COP15 was expected to come up with necessary …

As COP15 begins, Sri Lanka needs to mainstream the climate change debate

The much anticipated COP15 conference on climate change has commenced and many national delegations have already departed to Copenhagen. A record 15,000 participants will take part in this 2 week conference, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Much of the world will eagerly await the outcome of these talks, which hope to set in motion a new treaty to follow the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2012

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