At the edge of a forest on the northern plains of Cambodia, an indigenous community is building its own security system.
As the IPCC readies its Special Report Global Warming at 1.5 °C, world leading scientists warn forest protection is paramount. How will the Mekong Region respond? Ask China.
Cambodia’s dominant political network has infiltrated down to the local level through a hydraulic control paradigm, unwittingly aided and abetted by international development assistance.
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.
With fields too hot and productivity too low, it is no surprise that Thailand has such an influx of Cambodian workers.
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
Climate change compromising crop yields, coupled with fears of impending poverty, is causing migration out of Cambodia.
95 percent of its coral reefs are gone. Absent more restrictions, recovery won’t happen. (Closed Islands in Southeast Asia under threat from tourism – Part 2)
President Duterte called the island a “cesspool”. (Closed Islands in Southeast Asia under threat from tourism – Part 1)
As the world’s single largest contributor of plastic waste into the marine environment, Mekong countries must provide leadership to restore health in our oceans.