More than 8bn Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment.
A waste-to-energy factory was inaugurated in Can Tho to help address the solid waste pollution facing the Mekong Delta.
Forest governance laws in the Greater Mekong Subregion and around the world are prone to systematic failures.
Some 860 families from various indigenous minorities lived for generations near the rivers in northeast Cambodia until a Chinese-backed dam flooded the area.
The top-down development model has social and environmental impacts, and weak regulations that put Korean investors and local communities at risk.
If the sea level rises by one meter and there is no solution, about 16.8 percent of the Red River Delta area, 1.5 percent of the central coastal provinces, 17.8 percent of the area in HCM City and 38.9 percent of the Mekong River Delta area would be inundated under water. The Mekong Delta is the rice bowl of Vietnam and a major producer for the world.
The 20-year water management plan consists of six core areas of water resource development: consumption and general use, security for the farming sector; flood management, water quality, erosion and governance.
In 2016, the 1% richest Thais (500,000 people) owned 58.0% of the country’s wealth. In 2018, they controlled 66.9%.
Preah Vihear, Stung Treng, Ratanakkiri and Kratie Provinces will be supplied electricity produced in Laos, according to the agreement.
Even though Thailand’s power-generation sector is the largest CO2 producer, it is the only sector that is releasing a lower amount of greenhouse gases.