Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014  
  October 2014, Kandy- CEJ recognised thirteen environmental and social rights defenders who served many years during the Environmental and Social Justice Award 2014.Former vice president of the International Court of Justice,  
   
 
           

Water, air, land, are the basic natural resources for life. The earth is our mother. Oceans, forests, rivers, wetlands, arid zones even deserts are the habitats for living things. Humans, as well as all other living things have a right to nature and its resources. We all have equal environmental rights.
 


Centre for Environmental Justice programees are based on Science, Law and Advocacy. We provide free legal aid to be affected marginalised communities to protect their environmental rights
   


The Natural environment is at risk today. Good environmental governance is far behind our expectations. We believe that environmental protection should be done at all levels. While government has a major role to play, every citizen has a responsibility to care for the environment in which we live.

. We also educate citizens on environmental issues. Science and environmnetal education and research are major areas of our work.

Centre for Environmental Justice promotes environmental justice and equity. We engage in campaigns on Water Rights, Anti GMOs, Environmental Justice and Good Governance, Anti Incineration, Energy and Climate change, protection of natural environment and sustainable livelihood.

 
 
CEJ holds the International Conference on the Role of local communities in Environmental decision making   CEJ found hazardous Lead in school dust
1. October 2014, Kandy- CEJ/FoE Sri Lanka held the International Conference of the Role of Local Communities in Environmental decision making on 30 sep- and 1 October, 2014 in Tree of life, Kandy Sri Lanka.     2. June, 2014- Colombo, CEJ reports found that three dust samples at two pre-school and School locations contained lead concentrations above 40 micrograms per foot very much higher than the permissable limits.
More than 200 Sri Lankan and international participants from 62 countries participated this occasion.   One or more dust samples from eight pre-school locations contained lead levels greater than 10 micrograms per foot, a level shown by scientific studies to contribute to blood lead levels harmful to the developing brain. The report was funded by the European Union thorugh IPEN.
   
     
 
 
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Lead is a deadly heavy metal. Decorative paints contain leaded raw material. Now unleaded paint is available in the market.
Sri Lanka is planning to build a nuclear power plant by 2025. Do we need to generate power from Nuclear source. DO YOU WANT IT? Nuclear Free Asia Nuclear Free Wold is a demand of the Friends of the Asia Asia- Pacific in our campaign launched in July 2011.
 
                   
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