Documents of category Environment

Water Rights 2  

Water Rights and Water Allocation: Issues and Challenges for Asia

As governments across Asia are searching for ways to increase water security for rural and urban water uses, the need to articulate water rights and improve water allocation practices is rapidly becoming a priority issue to them.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Jemery Bird,
Published on: Jan 2009 - Uploaded on: Jan 2014
File size: 594 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , water
Category: Environment

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Biofuels in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Energy Sufficiency; Food Security; and Environmental Management  

Biofuels in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Energy Sufficiency; Food Security; and Environmental Management

In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a growing demand for biofuels could help support the agriculture sector and provide an alternative source of energy.However, if deployed unsustainably, biofuels development can be associated with numerous risks that have negative ramifications for human development.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Pradeep Tharakan; Naeeda Crishna; Jane Romero; and David Morgado,
Published on: Jan 2009 - Uploaded on: Jan 2012
File size: 1.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Agriculture , Food security , Water quality
Category: Environment

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Pages from RSAT Flyer update 2016  

Basin-wide Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tool

The RSAT was developed to assess hydropower in a basin wide context based on IWRM principles.RSAT has been under development since 2010.

Published by: GIZ - Author: GIZ,
Uploaded on: Jun 2016
File size: 360 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): hydropower , environmental management , reservoir management
Category: Environment

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Pages from strategic environmental assessment gms1  

Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Greater Mekong Subregion

This publication promotes the value of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) to assist GMS decision makers to more effectively balance economic, social, and environmental considerations early in development planning processes.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Uploaded on: Jul 2015
File size: 1.1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Economic Development , Environment , natural resources
Category: Environment

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Pages from gms e updates sep2014 feb2015  

GMS e-Updates - September 2014-February 2015

This edition of the GMS e-Updates features milestones achieved at the 5th GMS Summit, 4th Environment Ministers’ Meeting, sector updates on agriculture, energy, environment, human resource development, tourism, transport and trade facilitation, and urban development.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Uploaded on: Mar 2015
File size: 1.1 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) , Agriculture , environmental assessment , natural assets
Category: Environment

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Mekong Turning Point: Shared River for a Shared Future  

Mekong Turning Point: Shared River for a Shared Future

The political economy of the Mekong River Basin shifted in 2011 from policies that exploited this transboundary resource shared by China and five Southeast Asian countries, to potentially more cooperative and sustainable approaches.

Published by: The Henry L. Stimson Center - Author: Richard Cronin; Timothy Hamlin,
Uploaded on: May 2012
File size: 1.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Civil society , Hydropower development , Environmental Impact Assessment
Category: Environment

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0003835 environment green growth resources and resilience environmental sustainability in asia and the pacific  

Green Growth, Resources and Resilience: Environmental Sustainability in Asia and the Pacific

This report—Green Growth, Resources, and Resilience—describes an evolving policy landscape characterized by a changing economic reality, rising demand for resources, increasingly apparent impacts of environmental and climate change, and increased risk and uncertainty.

Published by: ADB - Author: ESCAP; ADB; UNEP,
Uploaded on: Feb 2012
File size: 2.4 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Asia and the Pacific , Sustainable development
Category: Environment

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Greater Mekong Sub region Power Trade (Laos) Project  

Greater Mekong Sub-region Power Trade (Laos) Project. Ban Hat in Champasak Province (Laos) to Stung Treng (Cambodia) : environmental management plan

The ultimate development objective of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Power Trade Project is to lead to the realization of an integrated GMS Power Grid and increase economic trade among the participants.The attainment of this objective and removal of barriers is expected to take several years.

Published by: The World Bank - Author: Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy; Korea Electric Power Corporation,
Uploaded on: Dec 2011
File size: 5.6 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Access to electricity , Accidental release , Action Plan , Adverse environmental impacts
Category: Environment

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Developing Country Interest on Climate ChangeAction and the Post 2012 Climate Change Regime  

Developing Country Interest on Climate ChangeAction and the Post-2012 Climate Change Regime

The paper focuses on the cross-cutting objective of advancing development goals throughout the Bali Action Plan in a sustainable way, making the case that there are strategic interests for developing countries in simultaneously addressing climate change and nationally-defined development priorities.

Published by: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) -
Uploaded on: Jun 2011
File size: 786 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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Destructive Mekong Dams: Critical Need for Transparency  

Destructive Mekong Dams: Critical Need for Transparency

THE once war-ravaged Mekong River Basin is under new assault by the relentless forces of development and globalization, with energy-hungry China leading the charge.

Published by: The Henry L. Stimson Center -
Uploaded on: Apr 2011
File size: 46 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Environment
Category: Environment

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