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In this podcast, Vositha gives us a background in what drives Sri Lanka’s climate policy, how the media narrative is shaping up and whether Sri Lanka needs climate activism.

Show Notes


Vositha Wijenayake is an international lawyer specialising in public international law, with a focus on international environmental law & UN human rights law. Vositha presently works as the Executive Director of SLYCAN Trust and is also a member of the national expert committee on climate change of Sri Lanka. Having worked since 2009 on bridging youth and environmental activism, she has focused on engaging youth as a key stakeholder in climate change processes through capacity building and awareness creation. She has over a decade of experience in working on climate change, at both the national and international level.

In this podcast, Vositha gives us a background in what drives Sri Lanka’s climate policy, how the media narrative is shaping up and whether Sri Lanka needs climate activism. 

Notes –
01:42 – Vositha’s interest in environment and climate change 
04:17 – SYCAN Trust and their challenges 
08:36 – Sri Lankan government and their climate change policies
13:56 – Media narrative in Sri Lanka regarding climate change
17:35 – Informed climate activism 
27:21 – The way forward in Sri Lanka 

What is Terra.do - Solve #climatechange?

Terra.do is an online climate school. We teach you everything climate, connect you to an online community of changemakers and put you to work remotely on high-impact climate projects that need your unique skills.

Our podcasts are focused on climate change, sustainability, development, conservation, and many more issues focused on developing countries, starting with India.