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November
2016

No caged animals in Dehiwala Zoo

Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini  Jayawickrama Perera stated that measures been taken to upgrade Dehiwala National Zoological gardens in to a night park by the month of December.

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18
November
2016

UN Climate Change Secretariat Launches Initiative to Showcase Efforts for climate neutral

The United Nations Climate Change secretariat today launched a new initiative that will showcase efforts by individuals, companies and governments that are achieving real results in transitioning to climate neutrality.

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13
November
2016

Powerful Earthquake in New Zealand

The US Geological Survey states that the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.

 

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13
November
2016

COP22 is a COP of Action for Women

Anne Hidalgo, Paris Mayor and Chief of C40 - the Cities Climate Leadership Group, introduced the Women4Climate initiative in Marrakech yesterday. On hand to speak on the distinguished panel of women leaders were Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Laurence Tubiana, the French Ambassador to international climate negotiations; Celeste Ketcha-Courtes, Mayor of Bangangte, Cameroon; as well as representative Hakima El Haite, COP22 Special Envoy and Climate Champion of Morocco.

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18
November
2016

MARRAKECH ACTION PROCLAMATION FOR CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHED

Marrakech Proclamation is a global call made by all parites who're present the at UNFCCC COP 22. The Proclamation is a global pledge which reaffirms the commitment of the 196 countries party to the UNFCCC to implement the Paris Agreement. Coming just a week after the US election results, the Marrakech Action Proclamation reinforces the global will to forge ahead with the necessary and beneficial transition to low-carbon societies and economies.

Proclamation as follows

Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech, on African soil, for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 1st Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at the gracious invitation of His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, issue this proclamation to signal a shift towards a new era of implementation and action on climate and sustainable development.

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13
November
2016

HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa opens Oceans Action Day at COP22

On the occasion of COP22, Morocco will confirm its support for the initiatives relating to the oceans which have been already launched and will launch a new initiative called ‘the Blue Belt’, aimed at increasing the resilience of coastal populations as well as promoting sustainable fishing activities, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Ambassador of the Coast, said in a speech during the opening ceremony, which was attended by several personalities including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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11
November
2016

World Alliance for Clean Technologies Launched at COP22

The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies today during COP 22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. Its goal is to federate the main actors in the field of clean technologies, in order to create synergies, promote profitable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and health challenges, and give credible advice to governments.

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April 17, 2016 - Ecuador Death toll climbs to 238
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November 27, 2016 - No caged animals in Dehiwala Zoo
Sustainable Development and Wildlife Minister Gamini  Jayawickrama Perera stated that measures been taken to upgrade Dehiwala National Zoological gardens in to a night park by the month of December. ...more
October 19, 2016 - Valuing forest ecosystems and the services they provide
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October 19, 2016 - Presidential Environment Awards 2016
Veteran Environmentalists Attorney at Law Mr. Jagath Gunawardena receiving the life time achievement award "Harithabimani" for the service done for wild life conservation. Presidential Environment Awards for 2016 concluded today adjoined with Sri Lanka Next Conference 2016. This grand event was h...more
October 18, 2016 - European and Asian Experts Convene in Colombo to Address Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Local and international policymakers, experts and practitioners gathered today in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the launch of an international round table on the role of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) in climate change mitigation and adaptation in Asia. The event was organised by the European...more
September 09, 2016 - Sri Lanka Ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement
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July 11, 2016 - WFP DELIVERS CASH ASSISTANCE TO CYCLONE ROANU SURVIVORS IN SRI LANKA
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June 21, 2016 - Environmental and Social Justice Awarded to Ifham Nizam, Editor The Sunday leader Newspaper
Senior Advisor to President, Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana hands over the award titled Environmental and Social Justice Award 2016’ to Ifham Nizam, News Features Editor of The Sunday Leader Newspaper, in recognition of outstanding contribution for environmental conservation, defending ...more
April 24, 2016 - 15 Countries to help out with waste problem in Western Province
Chief Minister of Western Provincial Council Isura Devapriya expresses that 150 companies belonging to 15 countries to solve the waste problem in Western province. ...more
April 10, 2016 - Minister of Wild life and Sustainable Development Gamini Jayawickrama Perera to chair APFSD
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March 17, 2016 - Warm weather to continue
Hot weather prevailing around the country will continue till April, as the sun would come directly over Sri Lanka. The country's temperature has increased by 3 °C during the day and 2 °C during the night than its normal value, Meteorological Department revealed. ...more