Environmental Law and Governance in Sri Lanka: Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Due to the development of new environmental concerns all over the world contemporary evolution of environmental law has brought about new paradigms to the applicability of the legal regime.
However, the developing countries, including Sri Lanka are still lagging behind in the process of incorporating such new developments. These cannot be resolved by only considering the lacunae in the laws and policy, but must be dealt with a multidisciplinary approach connected with other aspects such as the sociological, economical, geographical, and political factors. Environmental discourse can never be limited or explained as an individual concern involving a single discipline, but must be considered through the lens of a multidisciplinary approach.
Accordingly, the necessity arises for publications that can provide the required guidance as well as influence, in combining and striking the correct balance between the environmental concerns and legal framework, and other disciplines in the country. This perfect combination can only be woven by the experts in each field, which at the moment are hardly found in any recent Environmental Law publications.
Environmental Law and Governance in Sri Lanka: Multidisciplinary Perspectives is an attempt by the Centre for Environmental Law and Policy (CELP) to cater to that need.