Environment

Back to Nature

05 Jun 2017 by Tharuka Dissanaike, Policy Specialist UNDP Sri Lanka

This year’s World Environment Day has a simple yet confounding message. It urges us to reconnect with nature. In suggestions on how to celebrate the day this year, the UN implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. … Read more

Floods and Droughts – an endless Sri Lankan loop?

31 May 2017 by Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne

Photo courtesy of ABC
177 Dead. 109 listed missing. Over 557,500 people affected and 75,000 displaced (at the time of writing). In the worst floods to occur in Sri Lanka in 14 years, little preparation was done to minimize loss of life and damages. Are we stuck in an endless loop of unpreparedness? … Read more

A Micro Problem with a Macro Effect

04 Nov 2015 by Natasha Fernando

Very few will dispute that the ocean is beautiful, with its many fish in different and vibrant colours. The beauty of it all is astounding. However, not many people give much thought to the destruction that is brewing, invisible to the naked eye. … Read more

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