While many markets, including the United States, Europe, and East Asia, shift away from coal, Chinese banks, energy and construction companies remain committed to financing and building dozens of plants in Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
Thai communities grapple with pollution in economic corridor
Landfill, waste sorting and recycling operations take over Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, polluting traditional farmland
After visiting the Nuozhadu and Jinghong hydropower stations, built on the Lancang River – upstream of the Mekong River that links six riparian countries – in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, last week, envoys learned about the running techniques of Chinese-built dams and underlined the potential contribution of reservoirs to downstream communities in regulating flood and replenishing drought.
The campaign, She is the Answer, supports communities to become more resilient by training women to take up climate-adaptive livelihoods. The work is underpinned by research that has shown female empowerment to be one of the most effective solutions at our disposal in tackling global heating.
“From 2005 to 2017, Myanmar managed to nearly halve the number of people living in poverty. However, the challenges of the past 12 months have put all of these hard-won development gains at risk.”
Vietnam’s mean annual temperature has increased by 0.5-0.7 degrees Celsius since 1960, with the rate of increase most rapid in the southern region and the Central Highlands, according to the Climate Risk Country Profile: Vietnam.
Amnesty International has slammed the draft law. The organization says it would grant Thai authorities sweeping new powers to place restrictions on foreign funding and NGOs’ activities, order surveillance and searches of NGO’s office and its members without judicial oversight.
At the summit, Thailand’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Varawut Silpa-archa provided an update on progress in drafting Thailand’s first ever Climate Change Act and use of the Bio-Circular-Green-Economy Model, marking Thailand’s steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to changing climate conditions ahead of COP26.
The emergency development and commissioning of the heavy-fuel project, built by China National Machinery Corporation near the Mekong Rive,r follows Cambodia suffering heavy energy shortages in the dry seasons due to failure by the country’s hydropower plants to operate at full capacity.
The first exportation of Lao cattle to China reflects the in-depth development of the China-Laos economic and trade cooperation, the Chinese embassy said in a statement issued on Thursday,