At least three global surveys disclosed their findings recently, with all three indicating that Laos is going backwards in term of in global development rankings
The Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia is undergoing extensive hydropower development, but the magnitude of related greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are not well known.
The various national power development plants (PDPs) do not yet adequately reflect the renewable future yet.
The growing use of pesticides and chemicals to boost crop yields in Vietnam has led to an unfolding environmental and health crisis across the Mekong delta
Myanmar has lost at least 1 million hectares of mangrove forest over the past several decades, making it more vulnerable to cyclones and climate change.
But in recent years, the practice has become associated with wastefulness, fire hazard and environmental concerns, with pollution becoming a major public health issue in Vietnam’s biggest cities.
Coal power pollution could increase CO2 emissions in Vietnam by 20 times and doom global efforts to curb warming.
This ‘Dams Observatory’ tracks all hydropower dams that are larger than 15 megawatts installed capacity, and/or those with a reservoir area of 0.5km2 or larger.