Documents of category Environment

Mekong Turning Point: Shared River for a Shared Future  

Mekong Turning Point: Shared River for a Shared Future

The political economy of the Mekong River Basin shifted in 2011 from policies that exploited this transboundary resource shared by China and five Southeast Asian countries, to potentially more cooperative and sustainable approaches.

Published by: The Henry L. Stimson Center - Author: Richard Cronin; Timothy Hamlin,
Uploaded on: May 2012
File size: 1.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Civil society , Hydropower development , Environmental Impact Assessment
Category: Environment

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0003835 environment green growth resources and resilience environmental sustainability in asia and the pacific  

Green Growth, Resources and Resilience: Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

This report—Green Growth, Resources, and Resilience—describes an evolving policy landscape characterized by a changing economic reality, rising demand for resources, increasingly apparent impacts of environmental and climate change, and increased risk and uncertainty.

Published by: ADB - Author: ESCAP; ADB; UNEP,
Uploaded on: Feb 2012
File size: 2.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Asia and the Pacific , Sustainable development
Category: Environment

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Greater Mekong Sub region Power Trade (Laos) Project  

Greater Mekong Sub-region Power Trade (Laos) Project. Ban Hat in Champasak Province (Laos) to Stung Treng (Cambodia) : environmental management plan

The ultimate development objective of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Power Trade Project is to lead to the realization of an integrated GMS Power Grid and increase economic trade among the participants.The attainment of this objective and removal of barriers is expected to take several years.

Published by: The World Bank - Author: Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy; Korea Electric Power Corporation,
Uploaded on: Dec 2011
File size: 5.6 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Access to electricity , Accidental release , Action Plan , Adverse environmental impacts
Category: Environment

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Developing Country Interest on Climate ChangeAction and the Post 2012 Climate Change Regime  

Developing Country Interest on Climate ChangeAction and the Post-2012 Climate Change Regime

The paper focuses on the cross-cutting objective of advancing development goals throughout the Bali Action Plan in a sustainable way, making the case that there are strategic interests for developing countries in simultaneously addressing climate change and nationally-defined development priorities.

Published by: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) -
Uploaded on: Jun 2011
File size: 786 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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Destructive Mekong Dams: Critical Need for Transparency  

Destructive Mekong Dams: Critical Need for Transparency

THE once war-ravaged Mekong River Basin is under new assault by the relentless forces of development and globalization, with energy-hungry China leading the charge.

Published by: The Henry L. Stimson Center -
Uploaded on: Apr 2011
File size: 46 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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Water Conflict Chronology 1  

Water Conflict Chronology 1


Published by: Pacific Institute -
Uploaded on: Apr 2011
File size: 1011 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment , Water Resources
Category: Environment

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Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for disaster risk reduction into national policies  

Integrating practices, tools and systems for climate risk assessment and management and strategies for disaster risk reduction into national policies

The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has reaffirmed that many climate risks will be exacerbated by climate change and that disaster risk reduction is an important element of adaptation planning.

Published by: United Nations Office at Geneva -
Uploaded on: Apr 2011
File size: 211 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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China and Water  

China and Water

China's water resources are overallocated, inefficiently used, and grossly polluted by human and industrial wastes, to the point that vast stretches of rivers are dead and dying, lakes are cesspools of waste, groundwater aquifers are over-pumped and unsustainably consumed, uncounted species of aquatic life have been driven to extinction, and...

Published by: Pacific Institute -
Uploaded on: Apr 2011
File size: 920 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment , Water Resources
Category: Environment

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Mekong Power Grid : Who will benefit?  

Mekong Power Grid : Who will benefit?

Presentation from the International Seminar on Cultural Diversity of the Mekong River: Sharing Experiences from Japan and the Mekong Countries.19-20 November 2009.

Published by: TERRA -
Uploaded on: Feb 2010
File size: 7.1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Natural Resources Management , Resource/Environment Economics
Category: Environment

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