Earlier this month, Bangkok cracked the list of the top 10 cities with the foulest air on the planet.
Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are home to the largest mangrove forests in the GMS, but rapid economic growth and illegal logging for fuelwood collection have damaged these forests.
The full plan includes eight hydropower plants nationwide with a combined capacity of 1,000MW over the next two decades.
The Prime Minister has agreed in principle the organisation of the forum on sustainable and climate-resilient development of the Mekong Delta in October 2019.
Most of these conflicts involve individuals, families, villagers, officials, and investors seeking land concessions, while some have arisen from differences between land owners and project developers.
This drop in score appeared across the board in Asia, with China, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia dropping between 1 and 3 points from the previous year. Only Laos is able to say it isn’t getting worse.
Myanmar’s government said on Tuesday it had no plans to resume work on a Chinese-backed hydropower dam, currently halted, despite intensifying pressure to do so from Beijing.