Oil Palm Expansion in Sri Lanka

Oil Palm Expansion in Sri Lanka

Oil palm cultivation is not new to Sri Lanka. Despite public opposition the current government has decided to plant 20,000 Ha in the Kegalla district. Large plantation companies have started uprooting rubber and planting oil palm; destroying the forest patches and...
Safeguarding People and Environment

Safeguarding People and Environment

The Centre for Environmental Justice have released a new publication on safeguarding people and the environment to minimise the impacts of development projects in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Environmental Impact Assessment processes have not been updated in over 25 years,...
Why Sri Lanka Should Ban Single Use Plastics?

Why Sri Lanka Should Ban Single Use Plastics?

Single use plastics around the world have become a major crisis to ecosystems, people and the planet. The Centre For Environmental Justice (CEJ) /Friends of the Earth, Sri Lanka have created a position paper that advocates for the banning of single use plastics and...
Stop Coal Financing in the Asia Pacific

Stop Coal Financing in the Asia Pacific

Climate change poses extreme risks to the Asia Pacific region that will endanger the lives and livelihoods of low-income people and people living in poverty. In 2015 in Paris, 194 countries made a commitment that they would drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions to...
Rules for Business

Rules for Business

The biggest companies in the world are often implicated in human rights abuses. A man is killed defending his home from a destructive mining project in El Salvador. Hundreds are displaced from their traditional lands to make way for palm oil plantations in Indonesia....