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Posts Tagged ‘Environmental and Economic Justice’ (14 found)

Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar

imagesIn this report, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) builds on its previous research on land confiscations in Myanmar by using an epidemiological survey tool to assess the human rights, livelihood, and health impacts on communities displaced by the reservoir created by Paunglaung dam in southern Shan state […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Organized Chaos: The illicit overland timber trade between Burma and China

ImageThe sweep led to the arrest of 155 Chinese nationals who had been recruited from neighbouring Yunnan Province to cross the border to cut trees and transport timber. The case caused diplomatic tensions between Myanmar and China when the Chinese labourers were given life sentences in July. Just a few days later, all were freed under a general presidential pardon […]

September 17, 2015  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Land and River Grabbing: The Mekong’s Greatest Challenge

07-Land-and-River-Grabbing-2015 sm imageThroughout the Mekong region, large-scale development projects such as hydropower dams, mines, conventional power plants, and mono-crop plantations are displacing communities and limiting access to natural resources. Several hydropower dams have already been built on the Upper Mekong in China’s Yunnan Province, and the governments of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are planning eleven additional large dams on the Mekong River’s mainstream. If completed, these dams would not only destroy local ecosystems, but also reduce the fl ow of silt throughout the Mekong River system, and block major fi sh migrations, placing at risk over sixty million people who depend on the Mekong for their food security and income […]

July 29, 2015  •  By Center for ASEAN Studies and The Regional for Social Science and Sustainable Development  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ေမာင္းမကန္ေက်းရြာသူ/ေက်းရြာသားမ်ား၏သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ထား၀ယ္ခရုိင္ ၊ေလာင္းလုံးျမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ေမာင္းမကန္ေက်းရြာသည္ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာႏွစ္ေပါင္းတစ္ရာေက်ာ္ကတည္းက
တည္ရွိ ေသာ ေက်းရြာတစ္ရြာျဖစ္ျပီး ေဒသခံအမ်ားစုမွာ ပင္လယ္ငါးဖမ္းလုပ္ငန္းျဖင့္ အဓိကသက္ေမြး၀မ္းေက်ာင္းျပဳကာ လုပ္ ကိုင္လ်က္ရွိေသာ ေက်း ရြာတစ္ရြာျဖစ္သည္ […]

July 11, 2015  •  By ေမာင္းမကန္ေက်းရြာသူ၊ေက်းရြာသားမ်ား  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤