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Policy briefings on issues of local participation in environmental assessment for infrastructure and development projects in the Mekong Region were produced in collaboration with the Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) and SEI (Asia).
SUMERNET Policy Forum: Opportunities for regional research and partnership approach in supporting the implementation of water security related Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030" will be held on 30 March in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The policy forum
The 1st Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Pak Beng Hydropower Project organized by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) last month debated whether the transboundary social and environmental impact assessment done for the proposed Pak Beng dam is adequate giv
SEI is rated as the world’s most influential think tank on environmental policy issues in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2016 Global Go To Think Tanks Index, billed as the “premier database and measure of world think tanks”.
At the recently concluded "2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy" held in Bangkok, SUMERNET talked to Prof. Lu Xing, Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, Yunnan University to obtain his insights into the working of the Lancang-Mekong Coopera
SUMERNET partners will be organizing a panel on the Robust Decision Support (RDS) tool for policy decision-making on water issues at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy in Bangkok during 9-11 November. The panel (session no. 18) will b
Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, a long-time friend and supporter of SEI and SUMERNET, has been appointed today as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand.
The governments in the Mekong Region need to urgently embark on clean energy pathways if they want to achieve environmental sustainability. The critical issue of how the Mekong Region can embark on changes to energy systems and lifestyles was discussed by
Lower Mekong countries are seeking better cooperation with China amidst increased environmental concerns about upstream Mekong dams. A recent policy forum on Environment, Agriculture, and Livelihoods in Cambodia discussed ways forward for the relationshi
The workshop on gender and social equity to be held on 24 August in Bangkok will help SUMERNET partners develop a new gender and social equity research agenda for future SUMERNET projects.
Communicating for Influence: Policy and Media Writeshop during 24-25 August 2016 will bring together SUMERNET and other researchers, policymakers and media to help researchers improve their writing and outreach skills to have influence and impact outside
Climate change is resulting in severe negative impacts on many food-producing areas of the Mekong Region, posing risks of food insecurity. Starting on 8 August, SEI and the UNEP 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) Sustainable Food Systems Programme a