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European countries implement climate change projects in Mekong Delta

The European Union (EU) and European countries have been carrying out a number of climate change adaptation and sustainable development projects in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The biggest partners and donors are the EU, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary and Romania, according to the ...

Vietnam helps promote sustainable development in Mekong Sub-region

Contributions Vietnam made to the 8th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy Summit (ACMECS 8) and 9th Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar-Vietnam Summit (CLMV 9) once again affirm its sense of responsibility for and activeness in joining regional cooperation frameworks, thus helping promote comprehensive and sustainable development in the Mekong ...

Mekong clam farmers develop sustainable value chains

Clam farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang are finding innovative solutions to produce sustainable value chains in an aim to meet international standards. In recent years, declining fishery stocks, disease, and environmental impacts have affected both quantity and quality of clams ...

Sustainable Livelihoods Behind Street Vending in Thailand

When people talk about sustainable development there is rarely any mention of the many street vendors who make a living on streets in Thailand, as across the rest of Asia.  []In January it was reported that the Thai authorities had arrested over 1,600 illegal migrants, mainly ...

Kalinga Seneviratne

Tackling Hydropower Myths on the Mekong: “Run-of-River” Does Not Mean Sustainable

A  few weeks ago, the 3rd Mekong River Commission Summit took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Summit is held every four years, bringing together the leaders of the Lower Mekong member countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam, together with representatives of China and Myanmar ...

International Rivers Reporter

Mekong Delta must develop in sustainable way, or risk serious damage: experts

Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent expert on Mekong Delta’s ecology, has praised the government’s Resolution on developing the Mekong Delta by 2050 in a sustainable way in the context of climate change. Keep reading ...

Trong Dat

Sustainable agriculture project raises farmers’ profits by 14 per cent

The Việt Nam-Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (VnSAT) in the Mekong Delta has helped raise farm profits by 14 per cent after two years of implementation, according to Đặng Minh Cường, the project’s deputy head. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams

In the Pacific Northwest, the conversation about hydroelectric dams is complicated: Dams hamper the natural migration of salmon, yet they are an important source of cheap, renewable energy for the region.[]In Southeast Asia, the Mekong River and its tributaries support what is likely the largest ...

Michelle Ma

Searching for sustainable energy in the Mekong

Southeast Asian governments are starting to wake up to the vast potential of solar energy, under pressure from civil society groups that insist it is time to get on board with a global revolution in renewable energy.[]This global change has lessons for Southeast Asia, especially ...

Tom Fawthrop

Mekong countries agree to equal funding of river commission by 2030

Water and environmental ministers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam laid out their agenda for 2018 at the 24th Mekong River Commission Council in Pattaya.Keep reading ...

Keng Na Songkhla

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