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Sri Lanka’s Green New Deal Was a Human Disaster

Tunku Varadarajan writes in The Wall Street Journal on Sri Lanka’s environmental mistakes.

The C3 Take
  • After suffering through record high food and living costs that resulted in human suffering and casualties, Sri Lankan citizens have overthrown the government.
  • One reason for Sri Lanka’s economic downturn was the government mandate that called for for only organic farming by the end of the century to boost its ESG score.
  • While organic farming is important, fertilizers and other modern farming methods have allowed farmers to produce more food with less land.
  • Sri Lanka’s environmental failures emphasize that solutions rooted in economic freedom and human prosperity, not government mandates, provide the best pathway forward for reaching global climate goals.

“Sri Lanka must now turn to better ways: accountability, democracy, the rule of law and yes, modern scientific farming that can feed all of its 22 million people.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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