The fourth Industrial Revolution offers integration opportunities given the rising role of soft and digital connectivity within economies.
The Mekong River Committee plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. NGOs plan to boycott the event.
Those in power must give stronger voices to marginalised communities and protection to natural flood defenses.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.
From Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos, to Indonesia, the impacts from transborder investments were discussed at the forum organised by Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission and Forest People Programme. It ends tomorrow.
In June 2018, a leaked environmental impact assessment report on the proposed Sambor Hydropower Dam could “literally kill the [Mekong] river”.
A forum addressed the “global crisis” of killings and abuses linked to land. Several attendees were former members of Mother Nature Cambodia, an activist group heavily targeted by authorities.
Activists say inequality is built into negotiation system, smaller countries being drowned out