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  • Ecosystem Profile: Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot

    This document represents the ecosystem profile for the Indo-Burma Hotspot, whichcomprises all non-marine parts of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, plus parts of...

  • Musa serpentina (Musaceae): a new banana species from western border of Thailand

    Musa serpentina Swangpol & Somana, a new species from Thailand in areas bordering Myanmar is described and illustrated. A key is given to the wild bananas of the area

  • Biodiversity assessment of the Mekong River in northern Lao PDR: A follow up study

    The follow-up scoping survey presented in this report builds on the first rapid biodiversity scoping study of the upper stretches of the Mekong conducted in February 2003. It is...

  • Lao PDR national agro-biodiversity program and action plan II (2015-2025)

    Lao PDR is largely an agrarian society and its agro-biodiversity resources not only support national social and economic development generally, but also underpin rural livelihoo...

  • Summary of activities of income and expenditure on environmental conservation fund

    Summary of activities of income and expenditure on environmental conservation fund

  • Climate change in the lower Mekong Basin

    Report assessing potential impacts of climate change on the lower Mekong, tracking its possible risk for high-risk populations and ecologically vulnerable areas

  • Field study: Nam Et and Phou Loei national biodiversity conservation areas

    This field study investigates the economic benefits provided by two adjoiningNational Biodiversity Conservation Areas (NBCAs): Nam Et and Phou Loei (NEPL).

  • MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

    This document presents the latest data on indicators of MDG 7 and corresponding targets with short commentaries on progress toward achieving them. Across Asia and the Pacific, t...

  • GMS Cooperation on Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation

    Border areas have historically been a source of conflict and strife in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Nowadays, with over 20 years of continuing peace and growing prosperity, bor...

  • Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability

    Overview of Millennium Development Goal 7.

  • Renewable Energy Developments and Potential in the Greater Mekong Subregion

    Renewable energy alternatives in the form of solar, wind, biomass, and biogas address these imperatives, not as solutions but as nonetheless important steps toward sustainable a...

  • Cambodia's Roadmap For Sustainable Development: The National Environment Strategy and Action Plan

    Cambodia's National Environment Strategy and Action Plan, 2016-2023 (NESAP) aims to ensure that environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management are pillars ...

  • Safeguarding Myanmar's Environment

    Since emerging from decades of economic and political isolation, Myanmar’s reconnection with the global community has seen its economy grow more than 6% every year. ADB forecast...

  • The Greater Mekong Subregion: Core Environment Program

    The pattern of economic growth that has enabled the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) to grow rapidly over the past 2 decades is no longer sustainable. That growth...

  • Greater Mekong Subregion Core Environment Program: Strategic Framework and Action Plan 2018-2022

    The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) remains on a steady trajectory of economic growth and poverty reduction. This trend is expected to accelerate following the establishment of t...

  • UNDP-funded extensive research work to identify the conditions to promote sustainable fuelwood and charcoal production and consumption in Cambodia

    Over the past five months, GERES Cambodia’s Sector Leader Climate & Development conducted a consulting mission for UNDP about a core topic for GERES: Woodfuels Value Chains and ...

  • Emerging market for sustainable food in Bangkok

    This paper analyses the process of change towards sustainable food consumption in Bangkok. The authors investigate how consumers and the system of provision interact in retail o...

  • Thailand Wetlands

    The coastal wetlands in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park face many pressures, including conversion to aquaculture and plantations.This region includes the wetlands on the floodpla...

  • Toward a National Eco-Compensation Regulation in the People's Republic of China

    Eco-compensation in the PRC is mainly a public mechanism to promote environmental protection and restoration, including through the payment for ecological services. It is a pack...

  • The Ramsar Convention Manual, 6th edition

    The Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) is an intergovernmental treaty whose mission is “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local, regional and nation...

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