Calls into question the financial viability of major hydo-electric dams in the Mekong basin.
As new data emerge on the real potential economic and environmental costs of large dams, countries in the region are beginning to show some tentative signs of rethinking their options.
Thousands of megawatts of wind and solar energy contracts in the Mekong have been signed, challenging the financial viability of major hydropower projects.
The Cambodian village of Kbal Romeas is slowly vanishing beneath the rising waters of a lake formed by the Lower Sesan II (LS2) dam.
As hot weather peaks, authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) region are stepping up efforts to cope with forest fires and salinisation as a response to climate change.
After a two-day international conference and two days of ministerial meetings, the story out of Siam Reap this week is of escalating problems, but uncertainty about actions.
As hydropower projects continue to be built along the Mekong, fishing communities living near the Tonle Sap river in Cambodia say their way of life is already changing.
MRC says Mekong River dams will cut GDP by US$28 billion, aggravate food insecurity and poverty, and reverse the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
China has a colonial agenda with Laos. It provides aid and investment, but both come at the cost of Laotian sovereignty.
The code should include three main components: confidence building measures, preventive diplomacy and dispute settlement mechanisms.
The $US66 billion project wish list and more from the ministerial and side meetings that took place in Hanio
Steady as she goes, says MRC’s Chief Executive, to achieve sustainable development along the Mekong.