The Lancang-Mekong Environmental Protection Center has been inaugurated in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
The evidence continues to pile up on the river’s bleak future, but development and management practices continue to ignore the facts.
This will allow the effective launch of GMS road transport permits and temporary admission documents for commercial vehicles, starting on June 1.
Over the last two years, the China led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Mechanism has used everything from a “bulldozer approach” to engaging with local communities to deal with tensions over development projects
Vanessa Vizcarra Bianchi, IFC’s lead of financial institutions advisory services for Mekong Region, said in an exclusive interview that the organisation would invest in three or four more MFIs by the end of this year.
Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin
Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the project to court last month for violating laws.
Environmental watchdogs express hope that the Thai government’s announcement that it will delay a decision to purchase power from the controversial planned Pak Beng Dam could signal a shift energy supply priorities.
Upped by $2 billion compared to what ministers of the six GMS countries agreed to in the action plan late last year.
Scientists lay out what dam construction could mean for residents and the environment in the region.
Loss of livelihoods and independent sources of income for women due to dam construction can disrupt gender relations within families and communities…