How Asia’s Rice Producers Can Help Limit Global Warming

The United States and European Union want countries from around the world to join them in slashing methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The recent EU-U.S. pledge recognizes that rapid reductions in methane emissions are critical to limiting global temperature rise to within 1.5 ...

Kampong Chhnang villagers get in land dispute over clay digs

Chrey Bakk commune authorities in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district are working to solve a land dispute between residents and a landowner who allegedly prevented the locals from digging for clay to make pot stoves. Commune chief Taing Buntot said on October 17 that more ...

Bringing “the people” back in: Forest Resources Conservation with Dr. Apichart Pattaratuma

With a lifetime dedicated to forest conservation, Dr. Apichart Pattaratuma reflected back on his career and what forest management means to Thailand. In the year 1978, he received the prestigious United Nations and Ananda Mahidol Foundation Scholarship to attain higher education at the College of ...

End Poverty — Build a More Resilient Economy in Lao PDR

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, or End Poverty Day as it is often known, one of the most important days on the calendar for people working in governments and development agencies all over the world. Let me be clear: poverty ...

Alarm as haze plan 'lacking'

Environment experts and academics are voicing their concern over the authorities’ lack of preparation to deal with the upcoming haze season. They say the government needs to strengthen its pollution control regulations to better mitigate the problem at its source and protect the people’s health. Speaking at ...

Korea Forest Service Discusses Forest Cooperation with 4 Mekong Region Countries

The Korea Forest Service held the 9th meeting of the Korea-Mekong Forest Cooperation Committee on Oct. 14 and discussed ways to strengthen forest cooperation to jointly respond to climate change with four countries in the Mekong region — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The online meeting ...

14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

Type: Workshop When: 6 – 8 September 2021 Where: Hybrid, in Brunei Darussalam and online. Contact(s): Ms Marja Paavilainen, Senior Programme Officer, TRIANGLE in ASEAN Programme The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of good practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ ...

Story grants to investigate environmental crime in Asia

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, working with the Henry Nxumalo Foundation, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and #WildEye Asia, is offering grants to journalists to investigate environmental crime in Asia.   We’re hoping for a diverse set of proposals and are reaching out to partners and ...

EU GCCA+ Youth Awards for the best climate storytelling

The EU GCCA+ Youth Awards support young journalists, writers and photographers to tell powerful climate stories around the world. If you are between 18 and 30 years and live in a GCCA+ country (see registration form) you can participate with a video/story with photos about climate change cooperation, preferably related to an EU-funded project in your ...

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