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Climate change inevitable - Environmentalist

The current ‘greed’ based world economic system needs to be replaced for the well-being of the future generation, Global Sustainability Solutions Chairman Uchita de Zoysa said.


Uchita de Zoysa

Addressing members of the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce he said the world has triggered a food, fuel and financial crisis and as a result there is climate change. “Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humans and worsening conditions will multiply this crisis,” he said.

“Earth is on fire and climate change is inevitable. But, it appears as if the business establishments don’t take this seriously and for them its ‘business as usual,’” he said.

De Zoysa added that industry has taken a lot from the world’s natural pool of resources and in return has let out waste and pollutants to the environment. “By doing this they have destroyed the biodiversity and balance in the ecological system,” he said.

“The world is in the midst of a colossal shift. The decisions that are going to be made by emerging economic giants, China and India that would be made in the next several years will have a huge impact on the quality of life throughout the world,” he said.

“In an effort towards reaching climate sustainability humans have to behave in a way that brings the ecological system of the planet to the well-being of our future generation,” he said.

In a green economy, growth in income and employment should be driven by private and public investments that reduce carbon emissions, pollution, enhance energy, resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecological system. Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce Chairperson Vidyani Hettigoda said Sri Lanka has a fast growing economy and care should be taken to protect the environment system of the country.

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