Cambodia’s dominant political network has infiltrated down to the local level through a hydraulic control paradigm, unwittingly aided and abetted by international development assistance.
Establishing a model for the future development of islands throughout Asia that embraces sustainability as a core and sets urgent goals for long-term change.
Nearly 9,000 imported scrap containers remain at the country’s ports, but now must be moved out of the country immediately as any delay could pose a risk of serious environmental pollution.
In the past, live mussels were found in the mud after water receded. Now locals who collect mussels are suffering from skin diseases also.
Vietnam will apply higher environmental protection taxes on oil and petroleum products from Jan. 1, 2019 to increase tax collection by over 15,700 billion Vietnamese dong (682.6 million U.S. dollars) a year.
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has requested the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment strengthen inspections on environmental protection in mineral mining.
Despite increasing demand for clean agricultural products, the production of clean agricultural products remains insignificant and the majority of consumers find it difficult to get access to clean farm produce.
Garbage, including dumped plastic products, piles up throughout the Mekong Delta region.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is one of the world’s most at-risk areas from the effects of climate change, posing challenges both for its environment and population in years to come. Photos credit: Luke Duggleby