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Conference Proceeding
Awareness Workshop (Webinar): Japanese Environmental Technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India

The Kansai Research Center (KRC) of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) took up the issue of air pollution in India and hosted an awareness workshop on Japanese technologies to monitor emissions from thermal power plants and other energy-intensive industries in India on 17 February 2021.The objective of the workshop was to...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha
Yasas
Gamagedara

This report presents the challenges faced and opportunities revealed through a study of two cases of source-segregated waste collection by local authorities in Sri Lanka; Moratuwa Municipal Council, in Colombo, and Kataragama Pradeshiya Sabha, in Monaragala for the purpose of raising planning and decision making capacities not only in Sri Lanka but...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Forests
Author:
Shalini
Dhyani
Indu K. Murthy
Rakesh
Kadaverugu
Manoj Kumar
Kritika Adesh Gadpayle

Traditional agroforestry systems across South Asia have historically supported millions of smallholding farmers. Since 2007 agroforestry has received attention in global climate discussions for its carbon sink potential. Agroforestry plays a defining role in offsetting greenhouse gases, providing sustainable livelihoods, localizing Sustainable...

Submission to Policy Process

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management, particularly final disposal as open dumps has become a global issue. Worldwide, dumpsites are the third largest anthropogenic source of methane, accounting for 11 percent of estimated global methane emissions or 881 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The 50 largest dumpsites affect the daily lives of 64...

Working Paper
Effective Plastic Waste Management in Sri Lanka
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This case study report examines the establishment and evolution of plastic waste recycling under two different operational modalities in urban areas of Sri Lanka; 1) single municipal operation, and 2) PPP (Public Private Partnership) based operation. This report provides an analysis of each modality in terms of effectiveness, technical feasibility...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
Emani Kumar
Soumya Chaturvedula
Ritu Thakur
Achu R Sekhar
Rahul Singh
Sumskrutha Shroff
Anuradha Adhikari
Harini Kolli

Plastics are an integral part of our daily life. Today, the linear model of “make, use, and dispose” plastic materials poses a serious threat to the public health and environment. Though there are a large number of interventions made across the country, the impact is not yet visible. It is realised that challenges with plastic waste are so...

Working Paper
Author:
Anurudda
Karunarathna
Thilini
Rajapaksha

This report presents three case studies in the context of centralised large-scale composting facilities in Sri Lanka in order to reveal the factors and approaches that led to positive results under different type of operational modality, i.e., 1) single municipal operation, 2) provincial operation, and 3) joint consortium operation (operated by two...

Submission to Policy Process
Author:
W.M.D.
Lanza
Ruwanthi
Fernando
H.A.U.K.
Gunarathane
Hemanthi
Goonasekera
Subakaran
Arumaithurai
Shivantha
Goonasekera
Anurudda
Karunarathana
Thilini
Rajapaksha

The Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan (WMSAP) for Negombo is the outcome of committed team effort of city officials led by the Mayor and Commissioner of the Negombo City. The strategy also received inputs from committee members of Negombo Municipal Council (NMC) which comprised of Finance Committee, Health Committee, Industrial Committee...

Working Paper

While the initial pieces of evidence indicate that COVID-19 induced economic slowdown and lockdown present short-term benefits to air quality and the environment, these also pose a double-edged challenge in the long-term. On one side, the slowing down of the economy can have an adverse impact on countries’ ongoing efforts towards climate mitigation...

Policy Report

Negombo City is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Sri Lanka. It is the major commercial and transport centre, and main health service provider for the region. However, municipal solid waste management is a pressing concern for Negombo due to expanding urbanization, increasing income, lack of public awareness, changes in...