Sustainable Development

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

The Relationship Between EIA and Sustainable Development

By: Anjalee Udawatta & Lakshitha Edirisinghe EIA assesses viable alternatives for a development project, a combination that will use natural resources more efficiently and will have the least impacts on the human environment. What is sustainable development? Image source: The oft-cited definition of sustainable development is found in the 1987 Brundtland Commission report, ‘Our Common Future’, which reads as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their