Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Laos to attend the Fourth Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
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More research concluding that the negative social and environmental consequences greatly outweigh the purported benefits.
The new WWF report describes three mammal, 23 fish, 14 amphibian, 26 reptile and 91 plant species discovered in the GMS.
The National Academy of Sciences in the United States published findings that further confirm that the true environmental and social costs of hydroelectric dams have been grossly underestimated.
Fueled by aid agencies’ development strategies, families are forced to remain on kilns until their debts are repaid. Many remain there for decades–in conditions of modern slavery.
Bangkok is a city whose hydrological vulnerability to rising sea
levels has been exacerbated by its own water use.
Upcycling in Myanmar–Inside the structure are wonderful examples of recycling creativity such as lampshades cut and sewn from melted plastic bags and doormats made from motorcycle tubes.
More breakthrough solutions are needed to help farmers in the Mekong Delta cope with unpredictably rising water levels, according to experts.
It’s noted how the 288 MW Yeywa Dam project on the Namtu river — backed by Chinese, German, Swiss, and Japanese companies — has caused tension in villages down the river from Namtu township in Kyaukme district.
Vietnam has made efforts to prohibit trading activities on rhino horns, meanwhile the country is also seeking measures to stop the illegal trading of tigers and control the number of tigers in private establishments.
“We would like to apply our experience to a larger set of cities in Vietnam to create a nationally representative city resilience index.”