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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Environmental Working Group’ (5 found)

Burma Environmental Working Group Issues Benchmarks for Investment in Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors in Burma

Today, the Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG) – an alliance of grassroots-based organizations – has issued its Benchmarks for Investment in Burma’s Energy, Extractive and Land Sectors to serve as a framework for responsible investment in critical sectors in Burma […]

March 22, 2012  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Burma is currently facing many threats to the natural environment and sustainable livelihoods, such as construction of large dams, oil and gas extraction, mining, deforestation, large-scale agricultural concessions, illegal wildlife trade and climate change […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Regime Neglecting Environmental Protection

New Report Highlights Need for Sound Environment and Development Policy Framework in Post-Election Burma

A new report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Highlights Impacts of Military-led Development Strategies in Burma and Urges Reevaluation of Community-based Natural Resource Management

A group of organizations concerned about the ongoing rapid destruction of Burma’s natural environment has published a new report which challenges the direction Burma is taking with regard to national development and argues that alternative resource management systems should be considered.

November 5, 2009  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Accessible Alternatives: Ethnic Communities’ Contribution to Social Development and Environmental Conservation in Burma

The report exposes the harsh impacts that are inflicted on the environment and the livelihoods of ethnic people under the current development policies of Burma’s military regime.  Though several case studies, the Burma Environmental Working Group argues that alternative resource management systems are successful and should be employed more widely. Download the report.

September 1, 2009  •  By Burma Environmental Working Group  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤