Opinion by Song Qingrun, an associate professor and PhD at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, published by China Global Television Network
Thailand remains the region’s best hope for wildlife. Conservation efforts should focus on Thailand, and donors, scientists, and advocates need to get on board. Fast.
81.2 percent work in unregulated sectors, lacking social protection, and not always providing enough income for sustenance.
The Laos government’s response to July’s deadly dam collapse was not enough. Socheata Sim, programme manager for Oxfam’s Mekong Regional Water Governance Program, explains why.
Public and private banks can literally make or break an energy project when deciding what to finance. Sadly, though, most of the bank policy announcements we have seen this year amount to little more than window-dressing.
There is no shortcut to a sustainable and inclusive PPP program. If the government goes headlong, it could face political backlash.
This was very much an avoidable manmade tragedy caused by poor design, construction and operation.
Much of Laos and the Mekong are vulnerable to such disasters and to broader environmental threats of large hydropower dams the Mekong.