“It’s because this (US$ 15 billion) city is being built against the wishes of the local people — the Karen people. There are other indigenous people as well in this region.”
Southeast Asia—home to more than 655 million people across 11 countries—needs to introduce region-wide policies to regulate plastic packaging says new UN report.
The project will be implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Expertise France (EF), with a budget of 10 million euros.
Illegal fishing practices along the Mekong River in Cambodia were the main reason behind the unusually high number of Irrawaddy dolphin deaths in the area.
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.”