Garbage, including dumped plastic products, piles up throughout the Mekong Delta region.
The Fourth GMS Corridor Towns Development Project for the Lao PDR will pilot test the first decentralized wastewater system in the country.
Could tourism be a better road forward for Laos now that its hydropower development schemes are increasingly being called into question?
In Việt Nam, environmental auditing remains a fairly novel process that is usually incorporated into traditional auditing processes rather than standing on its own.
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Vietnamese consumers’ demonstrated a willingness to pay for rice produced and labeled under the national sustainable production standard “VietGAP”.
Leaders of the Mekong nations have raised concerns over the development of hydropower along the river system following the collapse of a major dam in Laos in July.
Laos is an example of the challenges that many developing nations face in balancing the need for growth and poverty reduction against a seemingly inexorable rise in inequality.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the world’s most at-risk areas from the effects of climate change, posing challenges both for its environment and population in years to come. Photos credit: Luke Duggleby