Laos News

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While Tonle Sap is recognised as a resource worthy of protection, countless other lakes, ponds and wetlands also depend on Mekong flooding but are dwindling away unnoticed.
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To mark Endangered Species Day, Eco-Business examines a proposed 43-kilometre bridge aimed to connect provinces in the Philippines' Visayas region, at the expense of a critically threatened species of dolphin.
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A common green taxonomy with the European Union and strict disclosure rules will bring China closer to international standards. But entrenched interests driving investments in heavily polluting assets in Asia can complicate the picture.
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EB Studio Financial institutions are underestimating the risk of turning a blind-eye to poor social practices in their agri-investments. Left unchecked, they may bear the brunt of loan defaults and a tarnished reputation.
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Laos Opinion

Maria Ressa, investigative journalist
Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
sand mining on the Mekong
Sand mining in the Mekong is happening far more than officially reported — meaning the damage is far worse. More sustainable options are available.
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The world has to stop using coal if it is to avert dangerous heating. Asian banks have begun ditching the fossil fuel, but most lenders with coal policies in the region do currently not restrict corporate loans dished out to coal developers.
Rooftop solar, Bhutan
Renewables could spur the post-pandemic recovery in Asia. But as this year’s climate change conference approaches, the region's energy planners have a lot of catching up to do.
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Laos Videos

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Southeast Asian nations are racing to bring clean, affordable power to their people, but one country is outrunning them all. How can states make their renewable energy transition a success?
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Laos Podcasts

Coal power plant Laos 2021
Laos has announced the construction of two new coal plants for this year, despite growing evidence that coal power comes with significant financial risk. What is holding back the country from tapping its rich clean energy resources instead?
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