A forum addressed the “global crisis” of killings and abuses linked to land. Several attendees were former members of Mother Nature Cambodia, an activist group heavily targeted by authorities.
Groups within the Mekong region issued a statement announcing their intention to boycott the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC’s) Prior Consultation for the proposed Pak Lay dam.
Community and conservation groups in Myanmar say the planned highway linking a port project to Thailand will uproot indigenous people from their homes and farms.
With the weight of skyscrapers contributing to the city’s gradual descent into water, Bangkok has become a victim of its own frenetic development.
Countries through which the Mekong River – one of the world’s largest, longest rivers – runs, have been working on ways to manage the opportunities and challenges that come from their shared borders.
Adding to the retail, beer and plastic manufacturing, Thai investors increased their investment in the renewable energy sector, with the aim to diversify their operations in Vietnam.
Delegates discussed solutions and made decisions on forest fire and haze pollution control in ASEAN and GMS countries.
Climate change negotiations were mostly between the superpower nations, the elite and big conglomerates. The poor on the frontline are hit the hardest but don’t have a voice: activist.
As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems and communities along Southeast Asia’s longest river are paying the price.