The fishing industry in Thailand is a clear example of how climate change and modern slavery are connected. The demand for cheap seafood is leading to worsening abusive and exploitative conditions for fishing labourers.
Thailand has recorded more than 1,500 species, Vietnam more than 700, Laos more than 500 and Cambodia more than 300 — threatened by forest clearing and illegal wild orchid traders.
The railway extends 431 km from the Chinese border in Shan state with a designed speed of 160 km per hour.
Started with five weavers–now supports 500 artisans across the country.
Vietnamese analysts concede that unlike the South China Sea, when it comes to their precious Mekong delta, China really controls the tap.
Such mechanisms increasingly perceived by some older members of Asean as a threat to further geopolitically divide mainland Southeast Asia.
While Myanmar has drafted policies and initiated projects to address climate change, more needs to be done at the state and regional level.
From the glitz and glamour, jobs and construction boom to the sudden imbalance, animosity and anxiety.