climate change

ICCC Climate Change Conference 2018

EFL had the privilege of participating in the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change 2018, held in Colombo from the 15-16th of February. Under this year’s theme, “Climate Change & Global Sustainability: Action for Bridging the Gap”, Dr. Eric Wickramanayake presented on the topic, “Forest Conservation as a Strategy to Reduce Climate Vulnerability in Sri Lanka: What to Protect and Where?”. As we all know, climate change is a significant driver affecting ecological, social, economic, and governance systems, which in turn has

Save Our Forests to Save Our Future – Environment Day Message from EFL Chairman

An Ecosystem Based Adaptation Plan against Climate Change and Natural Disasters The weather patterns we are now experiencing is the new ‘norm’; climate change is here to stay. It’s the present, not in the future. Climate projections show that we can expect more severe, unpredictable weather patterns now and in the future. Gone are the days when farmers, businesses, and people could plan their lives and livelihoods based on relatively predictable seasons. Instead, the ‘new norm’ will be erratic and heavy bouts

World Environment Day 2017 – Working #WithNature

#WithNature. A simple enough starting point to begin a narrative about where you are, or so the UN thinks. Connecting people to nature is the theme for 2017’s World Environment Day (June 5th) and the aim is to get people to tell stories of their relationships with nature, to celebrate nature and to reconnect with it. It’s the ‘people’s day’ for owning their part as agents of change to protect our shared environment. [1] The aims are admirable

The Truth About Climate Change – Lecture by Professor Robert Watson

Professor Sir Robert Watson delivered a lecture on The Truth About Climate Change, on 23rd February 2017 at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institution at an event organized by Environmental Foundation Limited and Strategic Enterprise Management Association . Professor Watson was Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1997 to 2002 and Board co-chair for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment from 2000 to 2005. He is currently the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Focusing on anthropogenic climate change