“It’s basically under the guise of internationalizing China, but it’s more about resource extraction and attaining materials.”
With IFC’s partnership, they hope to become a world leader with regards to putting principles for sustainable water resource management and hydropower planning into practice.
Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke.
Mekong nations of Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar are lagging others working successfully to bring tiger numbers up.
Experts applaud Vietnam’s decision not to license the 1,200 MW Vung Ang II coal-fired thermal power project, saying that this is a ‘necessary caution’.
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
Proposed flows by researchers to green-up dams in the Lower Mekong are seen as infeasible and devastating to fisheries.
MRC project to Improve fish-friendly irrigation, monitor agricultural land use and promote sustainable groundwater management.
Ignoring cross border impacts of large infrastructure projects will spark conflict along rivers.
The findings are important: they raise questions about assumptions made in global climate change projections as well as future environmental conditions in the region.
Marine economic potential is untapped–communities’ access to these natural areas is limited–environment pollution grows.
Taking place July 1-3, led by Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and China’s People’s Daily.