Reading Time: 2 min read The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) recently published a position paper titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Blue Economy’, which emphasises the importance of a sustainable approach to the marine-based economy, and outlines the necessary policy steps that the government must take to promote blue economic development.
Reading Time: < 1 min read The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKI) hosted an expert roundtable consultation on 18th October 2023 with the theme “Strengthening Engagement in U.S.-Sri Lanka Relations”.
Reading Time: < 1 min read The LKI Update brings you a round-up of the latest activities from the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute.
Reading Time: 18 min read LKI’s Dilmini Hasintha Abeyrathne examines debt restructuring in Ghana, Zambia and Sri Lanka and IMF financial assistance as lessons to countries in debt distress.
Reading Time: 26 min read LKI’s Michael Iveson examines the opportunity costs associated with Sri Lanka’s external debt and proposes a “Debt-for-Renewables Swap” as an effective solution to address climate, debt and energy sector vulnerabilities.
Reading Time: 12 min read LKI’s Executive Director Ravinatha Aryasinha outlines seven key global dynamics that policymakers must both contend with, and where possible seek to take advantage of, as they grapple with crafting a sustainable foreign policy for Sri Lanka.
Reading Time: 14 min read LKI’s Michael Iveson and Timothy Shankar examine debt and climate vulnerabilities in Sri Lanka and the importance of climate finance for essential infrastructure investments in developing countries.
Reading Time: 12 min read Toyesha Padukkage examines the importance of COP267 climate summit and its key achievements and shortcomings.
Reading Time: < 1 min read The purpose of this Special Provisions draft Bill is to provide a legal framework to deal with marine pollution prevention in Sri Lanka. This draft Bill seeks to transform several IMO conventions relating to marine pollution into national legislation.
Reading Time: 12 min read LKI’s Dr. D.L. Mendis analyses the three legal instruments that global governance rests on and the challenges States face in navigating these complex binding and non-binding instruments and norms.
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