Sri Lanka’s Fuel and Net-zero Crisis


Sri Lanka’s Fuel and Net-zero Crisis

17 August 2022 – by ETA Editorial

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In this episode of Energy Insights, Energy Tracker Asia talks to Hemantha Withanage. They speak about the recent multifaceted crisis facing Sri Lanka’s people across politics, economics and energy. Topics include a short history of what happened up until this years crisis plateauing, economic mismanagement by government officials, the cause of fuel shortages and who’s at fault, the impacts fuel shortages are having, and how this will affect Sri Lanka’s net-zero goals.

Hemantha Withanage is the Chair of Friends of the Earth International. Previously, he was an environmental officer at the Environmental Foundation and he co-founded the Centre for Environmental Justice in Sri Lanka. Hemantha has also served as an executive director of Forum, a Philippines-based NGO, a network of civil society organisations monitoring the Asian Development Bank. Elsewhere he has worked in leadership positions across Asian international networks and is a leading environmental activist in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a graduate of Environmental Science from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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