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Environmental and Economic Justice (103 found)

Stop Damming the Chindwin

The Burmese military government, together with the government of India, is planning to build a giant hydroelectric dam near Tamanthi on the Chindwin River in northwest Burma’s Sagaing Division. The dam’s flood reservoir will be almost 1,400 sq km, the size of Delhi, and will permanently […]

December 8, 2011  •  By Kuki Women's Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Grabbing Land: Destructive Development in Ta’ang Region

In accordance to the land confiscation documented in this report, the Burmese military regime has not only constantly violated the domestic laws in Burma like the Nationalization Act, the Land Acquisition Act and also Customary Law but also international law […]

November 22, 2011  •  By Ta'ang Students and Youth Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Still Imprisoned: Opium Cultivation Soars in Palaung Areas Under Burma’s New Regime

Almost one year after Burma’s long-awaited elections were held in November 2010, Palaung communities in northern Shan State are suffering from the effects of an even greater upsurge in opium cultivation than in previous years. Local paramilitary leaders, some now elected into Burma’s new parliament […]

October 25, 2011  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SOLD OUT: Launch of China Pipeline Project Unleashes Abuse Across Burma

Construction of various project components to extract, process, and export the Shwe gas – as well as oil trans shipments from Africa and the Middle East – is now well underway. Local peoples are losing their land and fishing grounds without finding new job opportunities […]

September 6, 2011  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Occasional Paper 10B: Agrofuels – A boost of Energy for the Mekong Region?

This background paper seeks to brief readers on the extent of the development, production and consumption of agrofuels, particularly liquid fuels for transport, in the Mekong region. The area of focus comprises the countries of the Mekong River Basin, that is, flowing downstream north to south, the southernmost prefectures of China (Yunnan and Guangxi), Lao PDR, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam […]

July 28, 2011  •  By Focus on the Global South  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Endangered Elephants in Megatha Forest, Karen State, Burma

Megatha Forest is a 156 sq km protected Wildlife Sanctuary in Karen State. The Karen Social and Environmental Action Network (KESAN) sent a study team to the forest. The team spent two years looking for elephants and talking to local people and forest officials about elephants and other biodiversity […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  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 ➤

Save Mong Kok from Coal

The Italian-Thai Power Company has entered into agreements with the Burmese military regime to develop an open-pit coal mine and power plant at Mong Kok in eastern Shan State, to export both coal and power to Thailand […]

July 20, 2011  •  By Hark Mong Kok  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis of Environmental Impact Study on Hydropower Development of Irrawaddy River

An analysis of key recommendations in the EIA of seven dams on the Irrawaddy and its tributaries in Kachin State which was funded by China Power Investment Corporation.

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Damming in War-Zones on Burma’s Major Rivers: A Briefer on Conflicts at Dam Sites in Burma

It is impossible to carry out effective community participation in dam projects under this conflict situation. Abuses associated with the fighting such as forced portering and destruction of farmlands directly impacts local communities. Foreign investors cannot follow dam building standards and risk damage to their reputation by contuing these projects […]

June 15, 2011  •  By Burma Rivers Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤