In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
Despite no official record, some believed the number of kidnapped and unregistered workers could be up to 200,000.
As the world’s single largest contributor of plastic waste into the marine environment, Mekong countries must provide leadership to restore health in our oceans.
Continued development of ASEAN economic integration is set to increase connectivity across the region. In the process facilitating greater legal and, unfortunately, illegal mobility.
MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
What is the actual impact of an intensified development focus on rural women?
Efforts to protect tropical forests in Southeast Asia for the carbon they store may fail because protection payments are too low
Conditions are ripe GMS to embrace sustainable agriculture and become a source of environmentally friendly produce.
Investing in nature is not a waste of money or a drain on profit margins. On the contrary, such investments are just as important as the concrete and steel needed to build dams and reservoirs.
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