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  • Mekong Eye News Digest: 18 January 2017

    01/19/2017

    Curated by The Mekong Eye. A weekly update of news, commentary and resources on Mekong development projects, investment, safeguards and other development issues. We include a balanced and representative range of news and views from local, regional and global sources. The Digest reaches over 5000 key development professionals, government officials, business leaders and journalists.

  • Ambitious Green Energy Plans in Vietnam and Cambodia proceed at snail’s pace

    01/18/2017

    During the 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Marrakech (COP 22) Vietnam and Cambodia professed their commitment to do their part to reduce CO2 emissions. Noting that they are both on the front lines globally in facing impacts from a warming atmosphere, the two neighbors agreed to transition their entire electricity generating portfolios to renewables.

  • Troubled Wings: 7 Birds We May Lose From The Mekong

    01/17/2017

    Much attention has been given to damages that are being inflicted on Mekong fish by massive infrastructure development. But little has been said about another of the region’s most valuable ecological assets: the spectacular birds of the Mekong.

  • Hydro expansion will fail without energy market reform

    01/13/2017

    Energy demand in China is slowing. This is causing a major headache for the hydropower sector, which has invested heavily in new projects in recent years. The continued construction of hydropower, as with coal, has led to surplus capacity, tumbling profits and an unbalanced national energy system.

  • Mekong Eye News Digest: 11 January 2017

    01/13/2017

    Curated by The Mekong Eye. A weekly update of news, commentary and resources on Mekong development projects, investment, safeguards and other development issues. We include a balanced and representative range of news and views from local, regional and global sources. The Digest reaches over 5000 key development professionals, government officials, business leaders and journalists.

  • Beyond Sustainable Development for ASEAN

    01/12/2017

    In view of various climate change phenomena, how can economies develop sustainably? Specifically, can economies grow while giving equal consideration to the tri-nexus of economy, environment and society? It is a question confronting policymakers in Southeast Asia on a recurring basis.

  • Asean at 50, and Beyond

    01/11/2017

    Asean is 50 years old this year. It is a true milestone for a loosely constructed regional organization created by five countries at the height of the Cold War to have come this far. Since its conception, its member countries have transformed Asean into a rules-based entity encompassing all the countries in Southeast Asia.

  • Veteran Cambodian Journalists Mentor Local Reporters on Environmental Journalism

    01/11/2017

    More than a dozen local journalists from Cambodia’s northeastern provinces attended a short workshop on news gathering and writing skills conducted by two veteran journalists in Stung Treng on January 9, 2017. Mr. Moeun Chhean Nariddh, Director of the Cambodia Institute for Media Studies (CIMS) said part of the workshop was to inform local journalists of the official launching of CEJN and the importance of the role of Mekong journalists in reporting about the environmental impact on the Mekong River.

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