Environment and natural resources

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on Forest Policy and Administration

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “Forest Policy and Administration,” which informs relevant policies and laws of the forestry sector in Thailand. You will gain insights on regulatory development to balance and sustain the forest health conditions and support communities ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new topic page on Water resources

Open Development Mekong (ODM) recently published a new topic page on Water resources. Water is the lifeblood of the Lower Mekong Countries. With economies and cultures inextricably connected to the Mekong River, built as they are on the production and consumption of rice and fish, people ...

Open Development Vietnam publishes 2 new topic pages on "Forests and Forestry" and "Forest Policy and Administration"

Open Development Vietnam (ODV) recently published 2 new topic pages on​ “Forests and Forestry” and “Forest Policy and Administration,” which inform you about the forestry sector and current status of forests in Vietnam. Forest policies and related governing laws to protect the forests are also ...

Open Development Myanmar publishes 2 new topic pages on "Forests and Forestry" and "Forest Policy and Administration"

Open Development Myanmar (ODMm) recently published 2 new topic pages on​ “Forests and Forestry” and “Forest Policy and Administration,” which entail forestry sector and current status of forests in Myanmar as well as the state policy and administration that has impact on forestry sector.  =>Please click here ...

Open Development Thailand publishes a new topic page on Forests and Forestry

Open Development Thailand (ODT) recently published a new topic page on “Forests and Forestry,” which overviews changes of forest cover, deforestation drivers, communities’ role, and increasing governance through FLEGT/REDD+ implementation in Thailand. You will gain insights on total forest loss and key drivers of deforestation.  Visit the new ...

Open Development Vietnam publishes Climate Change topic page

Vietnam ranks the fifth in climate risk in the Global Climate Risk Index for 2018 and eighth in the Long-Term Climate Risk Index (CRI). Having 3,260 km of coast line, rising sea levels definitely create a big impact on Vietnam. According to the Inter-Governmental Panel on CC ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on Forest cover

In 2015, the FAO’s Global Forest Resource Assessment estimated that the Greater Mekong Subregion had 88.4 million hectares of forest, equivalent to 46% of the region’s land area and shared by 237 million people. The WWF reports that between 1973 and 2009 region lost approximately one-third ...

Open Development Cambodia publishes a new page on SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation

Open Development Cambodia (ODC) publishes a new topic page on​ “SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation”, which is one of the 17 goals of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in both Khmer and English languages. Through ODC’s new topic page on SDG 6, you ...

Regional Environmental layers now include updated Tree Cover Loss (2001-2016) on Open Development Mekong

A collection of map layers representing forest cover, loss and gain from the Hansen (2016) update along with other regional environmental datasets.  See the map ...

Open Development Mekong publishes a new page on climate change

Prompted by the 2016 drought which highlighted the vulnerability of the Mekong Delta to climate change, OD Mekong has published a new page on climate change to explore how the fabric of economic life in the delta is frayed by climate change. New approaches to adaptation and mitigation in ...

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