Community-led forest patrols—focusing in particular on gibbons—are helping to ensure that illegal logging, hunting and agricultural encroachment are kept to a minimum.
The finances are shifting to green globally. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand will all pivot over the next two years.
Some farming techniques showed promise in reducing groundwater use, such as parts of the Mekong Delta in southeast Asia, where coconut palms are replacing water-intense rice fields in several pilot projects.
The $37 million loan agreement will support a 47.5 megawatt peak floating photovoltaic solar power facility on the man-made reservoir at an existing 175 MW hydropower plant.
Traffic has increased because Chinese authorities take no action against charcoal imports although a ban was imposed on farm products and timber smuggling in 2018.
The government’s energy strategy is focused on the development of renewable energy sources such as bio-fuel, small-scale hydropower, solar power, bio-mass, bio-gas and other alternative fuels.
Unfortunately, it seems that the situation is only going to get worse.