Mega-development, mega-devastation or both? A massive canal proposed through Southern Thailand’s biodiversity hotspots has many questioning Thailand’s commitment to sustainability.
Doing things differently clearly works out well for Hong, whose impressive list of accolades includes building one of Vietnam’s most effective campaigning organizations.
Four months ago Cambodia unveiled plans to ban single-use plastics. Could it work? Five years ago a decree to penalize people for not managing urban garbage and solid waste has largely been ignored.
Up to 138 million cubic meters of sand could be removed from the already sand-depleted Mekong Delta to build a controversial reclamation project.
Green light given for a vast land-reclamation project, ignoring research showing the development will expose the new city to rising sea levels and storm surges, which the development itself may not survive.
With hotter, less predictable weather on the rise, more countries are looking underground for water.
More than a million cases were reported in Southeast Asia last year, with poorer households most at risk.
Downplaying public health threats and allowing conflicts of interest to overshadow meaningful solutions.
With little room in Thailand’s administrative and governance structure to fundamentally address environmental challenges, it’s difficult to see how its air quality can improve.
Without making companies accountable, we’ll only become more blinded by their haze.