Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the world’s most at-risk areas from the effects of climate change, posing challenges both for its environment and population in years to come. Photos credit: Luke Duggleby
Despite knowing the damage she was causing, Nguyen Thi Vang still walks through the coral reef in the Tam Hai sea to collect seaweed for her daily meals. “When I walk, I heard its broken sound and I feel painful,” said Nguyen.
Global Wind Energy Council says the Vietnamese wind market is ‘one to watch’.
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
The Mekong River Committee plans to hold an open forum this month on the development of hydropower dams along the river. NGOs plan to boycott the event.
Community-based tourism is starting to become popular and the Mekong River plays an important role, but dam building could prove harmful to the sector.