A social business runs 1-3 day trips from Mandalay into the heart of rural Myanmar – profits ploughed back into seven cooperative fishing communities the company works with, and towards protecting the dolphins.
“Once the sub-decree is complete, factories can stop producing single-use plastic products, and people will also turn to use products made out of natural plants.”
Many of these concession areas are in proposed national parks. The concessions were allocated without taking into consideration the environmental or social impacts.
The US$10 million project is expected to benefit 10 per cent of Laos’ population. The project is using nature-based solutions in four cities to build resilience towards ever-increasing floods caused by climate change.
“Without land, we’re simply other people’s slaves – If the money from Rakhine State were actually spent in Rakhine, it would develop overnight.”
Deputy Electricity and Energy Minister U Tun Naing said the second phase will supply electricity to villages up to three miles away from the main power line.
From only 134 megawatts (MW) in 2018, Vietnam’s cumulative installed solar PV capacity will hit 5.5 gigawatts (GW) this year – or 44 percent of Southeast Asia’s total capacity – according to a new report.
At a time of unprecedented mass extinctions, no animal epitomizes the global biodiversity free fall more than the Asian elephant. An interpreted investigator goes deep into their trafficking in Laos, intent on saving the 400 still left.
Thailand to ban 3 types of plastic (microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics) by Jan 1st. 4 others (lightweight plastic bags less than 36 microns thick, styrofoam food containers, plastic cups and plastic straws) by 2022.