Political analyst Lao Mong Hay yesterday said that the meeting between the government and representatives of NGOs “can be a controlled mechanism”.
The researchers are helping to make rice production more resilient to the growing risks of climate change, ensuring it will continue to play its vital role as a staple food in both Thailand and the region.
A civil society officer told The Post on Sunday that provincial authorities are usually only able to confiscate timber, with offenders rarely arrested. Some villagers said the raid was only carried out for show.
Climate change, deforestation and rising sea-levels have been causing devastating rice shortages for Cambodia’s coastal communities
The smog problem has been compounded by climate change, said the report as it recommended that agencies concerned must attach importance to the problem and makes assessments of its impacts on various aspects.
As other countries worldwide restrict the amount of scrap material allowed in, the ministry of finance has warned in a draft regulation that Vietnam could become a dumping ground.
Experts said that the absence of political leadership on wildlife in Southeast Asian countries has hamstrung the tiger recovery programme.