Environmental Conservation

Development and Environmental Conservation as a Gender Issue and the Relevance therein to the EIA Process

By: Piyumi Wattuhewa Being sensitive to gender issues in environmental projects is essential in order to prevent potential commitments to widen the already existing gender disparities.  Image Credits: Nandhu Kumar on Unsplash Environmental conservation and the relevance therein to development is a gendered issue as much as it is an environmental issue. Even though it is rarely discussed as such in the Sri Lankan contexts, there are numerous notable intricacies and correlations between the status of women

Is the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Process Related to One’s Rights & Duties Related to the Environment?

By: Anjalee Udawatta & Lakshitha Edirisinghe In Sri Lanka, conserving nature is a constitutionally established duty of both the State and citizens. As such, EIA becomes a tool with which to enforce constitutional provisions. Image source- https://unsplash.com/photos/DZpc4UY8ZtY With the escalation of development activities and the influence of international agreements, environmental conservation has emerged as a major concern since the 1970s. Even in this day and age, it is becoming increasingly evident that environmental conservation is a dire need for