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Focus on planting trees taking advantage of monsoon rain to save our environment

15 JUN 2020 - Source: Global New Light of Myanmar - Taking advantage of the ongoing monsoon rain in the country, volunteers and forest departments in regions and states are planning to plan saplings in the respective regions.Local forest departments distribute saplings to schools, colleges, gov...
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Myanmar gears up for action on climate change

​21 APRIL 2020 - Source: UN Environment Programme United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his recent report on the Socio-Economic Impacts of COVID-19 that governments should not respond to the COVID-19 crisis by making policy and investment decisions that exacerbate existing crises...
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ရာသီဥတုနှင့်ဆက်နွယ်သည့် လုံခြုံရေးစိန်ခေါ်မှုများကို ကိုင်တွယ်ဖြေရှင်းရာတွင် ခံနိုင်ရည်တည်ဆောက်ခြင်း

ရာသီဥတုကြောင့်ဖြစ်ပေါ်လာသော ဘေးအန္တရာယ်များသည် ငြိမ်းချမ်းရေးနှင့်လုံခြုံရေးအပေါ် မည်သို့သက်ရောက်မှုရှိသနည်း။ ရာသီဥတုနှင့်သက်ဆိုင်သော လုံခြုံရေးအန္တရာယ်များကို လျော့ပါးစေရန်အတွက် ထည့်သွင်းစဉ်းစားရမည့် အရေးကြီးသော အချက်များကားအဘယ်နည်း။ စတော့ဟုမ်းရာသီဥတုလုံခြုံရေးဗဟို မှစီစဉ်သော ပြပွဲတစ်ခုသည် ဤမေးခွန်...

Climate Change Adaption in Myanmar (Facilitator Guide)

The overall aim of the training course is to build the capacity of national and local governments for integrating CCA and DRR measures into local development plans. The course modules are tailored to equip government officials with robust knowledge on climate change and its impacts in Myanmar, as we...
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An episode of Partners for International Business (PIB) - Water Logistics Updates and Tharketa Project Launch

The workshop, which is one of the roadmap activities of Partners for International Businesses (PIB) for Urban Water and Water Logistics, was held at Yangon Parliament building in January 21. The opening speech was given by the Chief Minister of Yangon Regional Government sharing the vision of becomi...
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Climate migrations in Myanmar

11 Jan 20 - Source: Mizzima - "We live in a part of the world that will be hit incredibly hard by climate change. The disruptions to agriculture and food security will be enormous. People will simply not be able to live as they are, where they are" Thant Myint U, 2018 "Climate Change" and "Migration...
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Myanmar’s earth champions raise awareness about climate change

Source: Frontier Myanmar Date: 3 Dec 19 A small and passionate group of young activists is working in diverse ways to raise public awareness about the threat Myanmar faces from climate change. By NICOLE TU-MAUNG | FRONTIER ON A Sunday afternoon in September, hundreds of people gathered on the cobble...
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Hundreds of Yangon activists join Global Climate Strike

23 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Hundreds of people marched in downtown Yangon on Sunday as part of the Global Climate Strike to demand that action be taken to address the worsening effects of climate change around the world. At least 200 protesters gathered in front of Bogyoke Market and marched...
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Myanmar comes in 2nd on list of countries most prone to water-related disasters

​21 Aug 18 - Myanmar is ranked 2nd on the list of countries with the highest amount of dangers caused by water, said Dr Khin Ni Ni Thein, Secretary of the National-level Water Resources Committee Advisory Board. Writer: May Thin Kyi Due to heavy rains, rivers and creeks are flooded with rain wa...
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More rain expected in Middle Myanmar regions: Meteorologist

​20 July 18 - More rain is expected in middle areas of Myanmar starting from July 22 due to the remnant rain clouds from the storm, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw. "The storm may occur in north of Bay of Bengal. The depression is likely to cross inland through Gulf of Tonkin near Hong Kong. The r...
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Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan, National Water Resources Committee and World Bank’s Support: Bankable or Non-bankable?

​On July 2, Bangladesh's The Independent newspaper reported that the World Bank had stopped approving projects for Myanmar as part of international moves to pressure Nay Pyi Taw regarding the issues in Rakhine State. The story quoted Bangladesh Finance Minister AMA Muhith after his meeting with Worl...
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Involvement of Department of Meteorology and Hydrology in AIRBM - An interview with Dr. Lai Lai Aung

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project has started in September 2015, with aid from World Bank ($100 million). It supports Myanmar to develop the institutions and tools for water resource management and implementation of integrated river basin management in the Ayeyarwady B...
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Stockholm Environmental Institute’s partnership with key Myanmar water agency to boost environmental research

SEI's partnership with Myanmar's Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems (DWIR) and Myanmar Environment Institute (MEI) will strengthen research, capacity building and policy linkages on critical environmental issues in Myanmar. ​SEI has signed an agreement with Myanmar's Dir...
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Utilization of Water Resources in Myanmar

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 4 April 2018 ​Myanmar is primarily an agricultural country and the economy of the nation is also mainly depends on the agricultural products. To increase the agricultural productions for the rising demand of a growing population, double crop cultivation ...
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Cooperation from INGOs, NGOs welcomed for ecosystem revamp

Source: The Global New Light Of Myanmar Date: 21 March 2018 Photo: Google ​As part of efforts to conserve Myanmar's ecosystem, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry has initiated discussions with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to obtain funds from the Gre...

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