The President and the Council of IEPSL Invites you for the
Webinar on
‘BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE – ARE WE TIPPING THE BALANCE?’
Organized by the Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka (IEPSL)

Date:                                   Friday, 05TH June 2020

Time:                                   16:45 – 18:00hrs

Place:                                  Virtual ( Click Here for the Registration Link)

Target Audience:              Open – Special Invitations to be sent to the IEPSL Membership

Introduction

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5th June, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.

In 2020, the theme is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist.

Biodiversity is the varied life around us. The greater the diversity, the more sustainable life is. Conserving biodiversity ensures resilience to risks and better capacity at coping with incident impacts. In today’s context therefore, the conservation of biodiversity becomes even more important and it becomes our civic responsibility to ensure it is not harmed or destroyed in any way.

The Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka is the umbrella organization of environmental professionals in the country initially established in 2006 through a Cabinet Decision. It was formally incorporated by Act of Parliament No 01 of 2020. The Institute was established to fill the much-needed gap of having no professional institute for practicing environmentalists to uphold the dignity and raise the reputation of the environmental profession in the country. The Institute is committed to extending professionalism

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Previous Webinars

The President and the Council of IEPSL Invites you for the
Webinar on
‘the new normal approach towards sustainable development in the aftermath of COVID-19
Organized by the Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka (IEPSL)

from 6.30 to 7.30 pm – Tuesday, 19th May 2020

Resource Personnel:

  • Senior Professor  Hemanthi Ranasinghe, Professor in Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Council Member, IEPSL
  • Professor Ajith Alwis, Project Director, Coordinating Secretariat for Science and Technology Innovation (COSTI)
  • Mr. Indra Kaushal Rajapakse, Chairman/MD, Kalhari Group of Companies and President, Plastics and Rubber Institute and Council Member, IEPSL
  • Mr. Sanjeewa Chulakumara, Director, INSEE Ecocycle and Council Member, IEPSL
  • Dr. Indra Dissanayake, Former Director, Research and Special Projects, Central and Environmental Authority and Council Member, IEPSL
  • Moderator: Dr. Sampath Wahala, Chairman, Sri Lanka Accreditation Board

 

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