It will need fundamental change to keep global warming within 1.5 degrees, but not doing so will cost much more, warns Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
As the IPCC readies its Special Report Global Warming at 1.5 °C, world leading scientists warn forest protection is paramount. How will the Mekong Region respond? Ask China.
Japan has changed its strategy to focus on improving openness and transparency, human capital development, capacity building and environmental protection throughout its aid to Mekong countries.
The MRC in a statement confirmed that parts of the assessment “appear to be similar to those of the Pak Beng project.”
Swathes of paddy fields across the Mekong Delta in Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar were inundated by the flood of water from both heavy rains and burst dams. Damaged reduced production up to 30 percent.
December 4-6, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, Inya Lake Hotel. It’s the largest annual knowledge-sharing event in the Greater Mekong.
China has dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River, yet omplaints about the Mekong have been muffled, in part because China has little to fear from smaller countries like Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
The collapse of Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Hydropower Dam in July prompted environmental activists to urge new studies on the Pak Lay project during the MRC’s 5th Regional Stakeholder Forum which began on Thursday.
Thai and Cambodian civil society organizations rejected an invitation from the Lao government to attend a regional stakeholder forum on the Pak Lay dam, saying the process is not transparent.
The arc where mountains meet the plains via the Mekong and other major river valleys form the Indo-Burma hotspot that includes Laos is well known as an area of immense natural and ecological value.