Industrial maize farming in Myanmar’s Shan State is devastating families and landscapes as well as fuelling ever-increasing levels of transboundary haze, generating urgent calls for serious changes to animal feed supply chains.
Over the next ten years, there should be no more new renewable energy sources approved, according to the draft.
As the opening of a rail link with China nears, promising new possibilities for economic development are emerging.
Raising competitiveness and strengthening the links between agriculture and tourism will contribute to post-Covid 19 recovery and inclusive growth in Laos, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank unveiled last week.
Fifty-one families, equivalent to 87% of the total number of households in Phat Sanday commune, Kampong Svay district, Kampong Thom province, have applied to establish a new community in the Stung Sen Ramsar site for the protection and conservation of natural resources by local villagers and to prevent illegal land encroachment.
Like other regions around the world, Southeast Asia is no exception to decarbonising its energy sector, and improving its national energy security – perhaps simply because renewable energy (RE) has become cheaper. The ASEAN Member States (AMS) individually and collectively have set ambitious targets to incorporate RE in their energy system.
Through the procurement exercise, the government wants to build ground-mounted solar power projects on an independent power producer (IPP), and build-own-operate (BOO) basis.
A group of ethnic villagers who oppose a plan to divert water from the Yuam River to Bhumibol dam is planning to submit a protest letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. They say the project’s Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report lacks transparency and the project will have detrimental effects on their livelihood.
Cambodia will probably expand hydropower carefully, according to The Stimson Center’s Courtney Weatherby. “Policymakers would benefit from being strategic in selecting hydropower projects. This could be done through seeking to strategically identify and support projects which are sited above existing projects to avoid further fragmentation of the Mekong River system and avoiding dams on the mainstream of the Mekong, which would negatively impact the flow of water, fish and sediments to the Tonle Sap lake and further threaten fisheries productivity and domestic food production,” Weatherby said.