A new report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM) finds that new coal capacity has fallen sharply from a peak of almost 13 gigawatts (GW) in 2016 to just 1.5GW in the first half of 2019.
Rural landscapes in Mekong countries are ground zero for a growing phenomena where mosaics of rice, upland gardens, bush fallows, and lush forests are succumbing to mono-cultured boom crops.
Partnerships between small-holders and USAID in Myanmar’s ethnic hills. The coffee component is part of a bigger scheme to upgrade the potential of a range of agricultural products including melon, sesame, ginger, and soybean.
Data from the 2015 Demographic and Health Survey for Myanmar show that almost one-third of rural children under age five are stunted. These children are not growing or developing properly due to malnutrition.
With support from international partners, policies have been drafted, particularly those related to finance, taxes and land to encourage the private sector to invest in the Mekong Delta.
It is the third time the campaign has been organised and this year’s initiative has major action plans lined up to improve waste management in the capital.
“I am particularly worried about the future impact of the high number of new coal power plants still projected in some parts of the world, including several countries in East, South and South East Asia.”
The project will support deployment of advanced distributed energy solutions such as household rooftop solar technology, next-generation battery storage technology, and cleaner forms of transportation.