Monthly Archives: October 2015

Click here to read more on Daily Mirror SriLankan’s ‘flygreen’ voluntary carbon offset project cited as an aviation climate solution Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) Executive Director Mr. Michael Gill with SriLankan Airlines’ Environmental Compliance and  & Planning Manager Mr. Dhanushka de Silva SriLankan Airlines’ voluntary carbon offset programme, ‘flygreen’, launched on the World Environment […]

Read More on Only Four Percent Of The Ocean Is Protected, New Study Reveals                                  Researchers found that only four percent of the ocean is protected, and marine protected areas make up the four percent. Researchers urge for improvement and […]

Based on a decision made by the Plantations Sector Standing Committee of BSL to prioritize the conservation and efficient management of water resources in plantations, and with the voluntary leadership of Talawakelle Tea Estates PLC (TTEL) to carry out the relevant baseline studies in the organizations’ Kiruwanaganga, Mattakelle and Great Western estates, a field visit […]

‘Are we on the right track for transformative CSR’: Banking sector forum tomorrow Monday, 19 October 2015 With an objective of initiating a dialogue on stakeholder transformation through ‘Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility’, CSR Sri Lanka will host its first ‘Banking Sector Forum’ on 20 October. CSR Sri Lanka, the first national apex body and catalyst […]

Lankan banks defaulting on green financing? Thursday, 15 October 2015 France Ambassador  Jean-Marin Schuh World Bank Green Finance Specialist Zhuo Cheng By Charumini de Silva The importance of the banking sector swiftly and sincerely embracing “green financing” for sustainable development came under the spotlight yesterday as the world is seeing a rapid shift in responding […]

Govt. wants active private sector role in disaster risk reduction Wednesday, 14 October 2015 00:00 New building guidelines for houses, schools and hospitals to overcome hazards in natural disasters Sri Lanka lost over 33,000 lives to tsunami as country was not prepared  Over 70 countries identified as ‘vulnerable nations’ to natural disasters related to climate change   […]

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