Tag Archives: Sustainable Development

(REDD+ economics advisor of UNEP, Ivo Mulder, says that changes to our natural environment through activities like deforestation will affect many businesses in a number of ways – Reuters ) n early October Ivo Mulder, a REDD+ economics advisor of UNEP, wrote an article titled ‘Valuing the Invaluable in Business’ where he elaborated on the […]

Sri Lanka is focusing on green sustainable development as envisaged in the Maithri Palanayak Election Manifesto, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament yesterday. He said the government had already approved a Sustainable Development Council Bill and the same has been referred to Provincial Councils for their observations. He added that following their observations, the […]

Promoting Biogas among Local Technical Officers for Greener and Sustainable Construction Efforts Janathakshan Gte Ltd and People in Need, Cz conducted a biogas awareness and promotional workshop on renewable energy, biogas and waste management for 65 technical officers recently at the Western Province Waste Management Authority. The technical officers belonged to local authorities in Western […]

For the forestry sector in 2016, there’s a lot that feels new and a lot that feels normal.  The Paris climate agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) all take us into new territories.  But much remains as it was – deforestation and forest degradation are still major challenges and […]

The Road Development Authority (RDA) in its efforts to reinforce sustainable development has identified an opportunity to plant trees on the wayside of the Southern Expressway. At the invitation of Expressway Operation Maintenance and Management Division of the RDA, Sadaharitha Plantations Limited jointly launches a Highway Tree Planting Week and has offered 100 aquilaria plants. […]

According to government reports, recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have caused widespread disruption across country. Over 400,000 people have been displaced by floods, many casualties have been reported, and dozens are feared missing. Government puts this down to climate change. Such disasters were on the discussion table since 2010, and it was to […]

LIVINGSTONE, Zambia, May 09 (IPS) – Over 600 delegates representing at least 570 million farms scattered around the world gathered in Zambia from May 4-7 under the umbrella of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) to discuss climate change, land tenure, innovations and capacity building as four pillars on which to build agricultural development. Among the […]

Sri Lanka will soon introduce a new law on sustainable development which will help move the country towards more innovation and future-orientated thinking to inspire better buildings and businesses, Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva said. The new law will come into effect with the launch of the proposed Development Agency. With the introduction […]