CANSA and SLPI Conduct Second Workshop on Climate Change and Development Journalism

Climate Action Network South Asia in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Press Institute will conduct a Workshop on Climate Change and Development Journalism for local journalists on Monday February 10, 2014 at the Sri Lanka Press Institute, Colombo 05.

The speakers for the event will include Energy Forum Director and Ministry of Technology and Research Adviser Mr Asoka Abeygunawardana and Janathakshan, Member of the Board of Directors and National Expert Committee on Adaptation Member Mr Ranga Pallawala. CANSA Outreach and Advocacy Co-ordinator Miss Vositha Wijeynayake will facilitate the Workshop.
The presentations and discussions for the Workshop include:

  • “Our Energy Future” – Presentation on Sri Lanka’s energy consumption and the road to development
  • “Sri Lanka’s Tea at Threat” – A presentation on one of Sri Lanka’s primary exports, tea and the impact of climate on its production
  • Introduction to the latest IPCC report and its implications to South Asia
  • “Working on Climate Change and Development in Sri Lanka” – A discussion open to the floor on the challenges and possible climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies

Download agenda and speaker’s profile from here.