Fifteen dead and 45 injured in yet another incident at one of Myanmar’s jade mines.
While the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims continues, a story just as consequential and longer in the making has gone largely unreported.
Mekong nations of Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar are lagging others working successfully to bring tiger numbers up.
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.
Proposed flows by researchers to green-up dams in the Lower Mekong are seen as infeasible and devastating to fisheries.
Under the cross-border transport program started between other (GMS) countries. Only Myanmar remains to join. It’s starting with Thailand
Hydropower development fuels ethnic minority grievances over indigenous land rights.
MRC project to Improve fish-friendly irrigation, monitor agricultural land use and promote sustainable groundwater management.
Without free, informed and prior consent from the public, international disputes may arise, as was seen with the Myitsone Dam and the Letpadaung Copper Mine.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
The findings are important: they raise questions about assumptions made in global climate change projections as well as future environmental conditions in the region.
Taking place July 1-3, led by Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and China’s People’s Daily.