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Myanmar issues climate change policies as World Bank sounds environment alarm

19 June 19 - Source: National Multimedia - IN RESPONSE to emerging environmental issues caused by heavy reliance on natural resources, Myanmar has come up with new policies on national environment and climate change as well as a master plan, Kyaw Zaw, deputy permanent secretary at the natural and en...
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Myanmar Climate Change Policy (2019) – (ENG & MYA)

The Myanmar Climate Change Policy and the related Mya nmar Climate Change Strategy and Master Plan (2018-2030) as a guiding policy and strategic framework are hereby adopted precisely to ensure that we take concrete, coordinated and sustained action over the long-term to transform Myanmar into a low...
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Unique opportunity to explore Dutch water innovation projects in October/November

Source: The Water Agency  From October 28th until November 8th 2019, JOIN US ON A UNIQUE 2-WEEK STUDY TOUR OF THE NETHERLANDS. In this immersion of Dutch water innovation, build your leadership skills on solutions for climate change impacts, see the ingredients for collaborative effort and go h...
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Accelerating climate change calls for better disaster preparedness

11 June 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Myanmar is once again entering monsoon season and while the majority of the country is having its share of pouring rain and blowing winds, the nation's dry zone has still not seen a drop. On the other hand, while there have been strong winds and lig...
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Photo Story: Myanmar’s Chindwin River Basin

CEPF grantees racing to learn more about this important place before it's too late by Author Myanmar's Chindwin River Basin hosts a range of habitats—from forests and swamps to coasts and mountains. Fifty percent of the basin is covered by 14 of the country's Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). Only a qu...
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News Snapshots: Disaster & Flooding in Myanmar

Disaster & Flooding Theme - April Report This snapshot aims to present an overview of what is recently happening in in Myanmar, covering the information about key players in the sectors, main investors, events, national and regional news. Since the snapshots will be presented into two categories...
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Why Myanmar villagers still engage in illegal logging of mangroves

​30 April 19 - Source: Mongabay The Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar used to be rich in mangroves, but only 20 percent of the original coverage remains today. Although it's illegal to log mangrove wood, people who live in villages without electricity still cut the increasingly fragmented mangrove forests ...
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Come heat or highwater, Yangonites persevere

29 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most people in Yangon Region affirmed that they are obviously feeling the higher temperatures these past few week days compared with same time this year. "People don't take taxis when it's very hot. Most people don't even go out unless they have to. This cuts the ...
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Storms kill two, displace thousands of people in Sagaing

24 Apr 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Two people were killed and about 4000 people were displaced by windstorms that pummelled villages across the country in early April, the Disaster Management Department said. The two fatalities were villagers in Sagaing Region, where over 100 houses were torn apart...
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Public health hinges on safe medical waste disposal

09 April 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - At 6pm each day, Ko Aung Si Thu, an employee of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), starts collecting garbage on Anawrahta street in Pazundaung township. He works until 6am the next day. While making his rounds, he often finds potentially dangerous was...
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Myanmar may face water shortage in this year: a meteorologist

09 April 19 - Source: Eleven Myanmar - Weather will be hotter than usual in this year and Myanmar may face water shortage due to El Niño and late monsoon arrival, said meteorologist Chit Kyaw. "El Niño could bring some weather changes in this year and all meteorologists forecasted that the arrival o...
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Flood Model for Yangon Region

On 21 st of March, during a kick-off meeting at Yangon City Hall the Yangon Flood Model was initiated in which the outlines of the project were presented. This project will support not only ongoing initiatives on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and Disaster Reduction Management but also...
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‘All the fish died’: Kachin communities alarmed at impact of banana plantations

Communities in Kachin State are increasingly alarmed about the environmental impact of chemical runoff from burgeoning banana plantations. By EMILY FISHBEIN | FRONTIER ON THE afternoon of February 6, fish started dying in two streams near a banana plantation in Kachin State's Waingmaw Township. Resi...
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Showcasing Smart Information Solutions in the Ayeyarwady Delta at Greater Mekong Forum 2018

In countries like Myanmar a decent system for data collection and monitoring is often missing. But having access to sufficient and accurate data is essential for making fact-based decisions, predictions and policy-making. However, this scarcity can be turned into an advantage: by skipping less effic...
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Sprouting Mangroves Restore Hopes in Coastal Myanmar

SHWE THAUNG YAN, Myanmar, Jan 4 2019 (IPS) - Htay Aung is having a moment. The 63-year-old retired professor of Marine Science sits at the foot of a Buddha statue atop a hill on Shwe Thaung Yan sub township, in Myanmar's Ayeyerwady region, almost in meditation. Below him, a vast thicket of mangrove ...
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