Long infamous for heroin, opium, and other poppy products, the Golden Triangle, the mountainous, thickly forested intersection of Laos, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and China, is now becoming known for another plant: Hevea brasiliensis, the Par

This report seeks to assist businesses operating in Southeast Asia to: Understand the need to adapt to climate change. What is climate adaptation, and what does it mean for business?; Learn what others are doing within government, civil society, and the

This paper provides information on the sub-national areas (regions/districts/provinces) most vulnerable to climate change impacts in Southeast Asia. This assessment was carried out by overlaying climate hazard maps, sensitivity maps, and adaptive capacity maps following the vulnerability assessment framework of

Climate envelope modelling is used to predict possible shifts in the distribution of Pinus kesiya and P. merkusii, which could have implications for the conservation and use of their genetic resources.

Different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of natural capital in national planning are reviewed in this report. In many low-income countries natural resources sectors (agriculture, mining, forestry, fishery, nature-based tourism) are identified as the engines of economic growth.

Owing to its enormous construction and maintenance costs, the management of wastewater in many urban centres of developing countries via a centralised wastewater management approach is very difficult. Often, untreated wastewater is directly discharged into adjacent natural water courses, causing a grave threat to both public health and the aquatic environment. A decentralised wastewater management approach is a prospective solution to overcome this adverse situation because of its low cost, simple operation and revenue return.

The agricultural sectors of developing Asian countries are
experiencing two important new developments: the growth of
organic agriculture (OA) and the increasing use of land to grow
energy crops (biofuels). This policy brief summarizes the pros and cons of OA and biofuel and makes policy recommendations based
on a detailed investigation for Cambodia and the Lao People

The timeless rhythm of the Mekong

HANOI: Torrential rains and overflowing rivers have brought some of the worst flooding in decades to Vietnam and its neighbors, flooding cities and farmlands in five nations.

At least 130 people were killed, dozens were missing and thousands were driven from their homes in northern Vietnam and hundreds of tourists were evacuated near the hill tribe resort area of Sapa.

Flooding has also hit parts of Thailand, Cambodia and Laos as well as Myanmar, where waters rose in the Irrawaddy Delta, which is still recovering from a cyclone that left 38,000 people dead or missing in May.

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