Our weekly News Digest curates news, commentary and resources on development, its environmental and social impacts, and the context affecting the Mekong region.
At the headwaters of the Mekong, China intends to create its first national park – setting aside an area the size of Pennsylvania.
The HydroCalculator is meant for use by communities, researchers and activists who are often closed out of the technical dam planning process. It is available free online.
Asia Pacific is the most vulnerable region to climate change, and poor people are to be hit the hardest, prompting migration on a massive scale: ADB report
Though a small country, Sao Phal Niseiy observes that Cambodia is more than capable of doing its part to uphold its responsibility to the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The Government’s goal to extract another one million tonnes of crude oil by December to meet its economic growth target is challenging, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Association (VOGA) said.
Consumers and commercial enterprise are already getting in the game. It’s time for utilities to join them.
Progress on protection of our seas has been lagging. Global cooperation on the protection of our seas has been one of the weak points of the environmental movement.
Southeast Asia faces far reaching challenges in ensuring regional cooperation in dealing with climate change after the decision by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Agreement.
The days of simply sticking a pipe in the ground and tapping a pool of easy-to-handle — and profitable — crude oil is fading. Maximising the planet’s oil reserves will challenge traditional thinking in order to harness technical know-how in a way that will have minimal impact on climate.