How Climate Change, Dams, and Geopolitics Threaten a River’s Future
“We diverted some of the funds from the sale of carbon credits to new conservation projects and community development in wildlife sanctuaries and natural protected areas through [the 2020] budget.”
Businesses from China, Thailand, Korea and Japan, including those from the power and logistics sectors, have said they are keen to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi, which is near the Thai border.
Just like thousands other families in central Vietnam 20 years ago, running is the best policy. But what about those who have to stay, whose livelihoods depend heavily on Mekong Delta paddy fields or neon streets in HCM City?
A new Luang Prabang Film Festival initiative has asked five Southeast Asian directors to focus on the vital river’s future.
Climate change played a role in this year’s widely varying water levels, but dam construction was the main culprit in sharp water level increases and decreases.