One of five dams backed by Chinese, Japanese, German and Swiss companies, all widely opposed by locals.
Putting gender equality at the heart of climate action will ensure that vegetable gardens and sustainable development efforts bear fruit.
Fish inhabiting the surface waters of Myanmar declined by about 80 percent between 1980 and 2018 and there was a steep drop in commercially important fish on the seabed.
If Vietnam as ASEAN chair has its way, the Mekong may soon become an ASEAN matter, providing the five riparian countries more leverage in grappling with China’s unilateral hogging of water in the upper reaches of the river.
Apart from the damage it will cause to agriculture and the fishing industry, the now ocean-blue river is naturally hungry for nutrients and will start absorbing sediments attached to its banks.