We are at a critical point for deciding the fate of the Ayeyarwady and Salween, and of all rivers worldwide. We need to fully understand and protect their value before it is too late.
The blackened sea is just the tip of the pollution iceberg for Thailand’s world-famous tourist destination that used to make Thailand proud.
Myanmar produces approximately 3,000 megawatts of hydropower at any one time. With the addition of solar, Myanmar can become one of the greenest countries in Southeast Asia.
It is Thailand, however, whose interests are unclear due to a lack of representative government.
The communities who will be directly impacted by Chinese mega-projects will not be represented in Beijing this week.