More than 46% of its people live and work on these vital resources and 80% of the population rely on them for food, but in the past 15 years half of Cambodia’s wetlands have been lost.
ASEAN Tourism Association (ASEANTA) has expressed its extreme concern over the effects of haze and its long-term implications to regional tourism if much stricter measures are not taken to ensure this does not recur.
Community-led forest patrols—focusing in particular on gibbons—are helping to ensure that illegal logging, hunting and agricultural encroachment are kept to a minimum.
The finances are shifting to green globally. Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand will all pivot over the next two years.
Some farming techniques showed promise in reducing groundwater use, such as parts of the Mekong Delta in southeast Asia, where coconut palms are replacing water-intense rice fields in several pilot projects.
The $37 million loan agreement will support a 47.5 megawatt peak floating photovoltaic solar power facility on the man-made reservoir at an existing 175 MW hydropower plant.
Traffic has increased because Chinese authorities take no action against charcoal imports although a ban was imposed on farm products and timber smuggling in 2018.