Some 5,000 IDPs like Ah-Ser risk arrest by the Tatmadaw to mine amber in the area. Sometimes, soldiers use sniffer dogs to search for and arrest illegal miners.
Government provides limited financial support to affected families so is continuing to ask organisations, businesses and individuals to contribute what they can in the way of monetary donations to help victims.
Over the past 50 years Tibetan Plateau temperatures have increased 1.3C, three times the global average, says a researcher, thus 82% of the ice has retreated with 66% of the glaciers are in danger of melting by 2050.
During the launch of the National Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023, Hun Sen said the shortages due to unprecedented low water levels in the Mekong River leading to hydropower generation dropping below local demand.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Thai Ministry of Commerce and Mekong Institute hosted the Mekong-Lancang Business Forum 2019, “Promoting Agribusiness and Investment in Processed Food Sector”.
Critical transboundary issues surrounding the Mekong river, primarily concerning equitable resource sharing arising out of uncoordinated dam building, are relatively ignored by ASEAN.
Communities in Thailand and beyond are learning to organize to demand that dam construction consider their rights.
How Climate Change, Dams, and Geopolitics Threaten a River’s Future
“We diverted some of the funds from the sale of carbon credits to new conservation projects and community development in wildlife sanctuaries and natural protected areas through [the 2020] budget.”