Myanmar communities, especially in rural areas, have stood against nearby industrial sites when they threaten their way of life. It remains unclear, however, just how much influence the government is willing to grant these affected groups.

Read more: Post COP22, how is Myanmar doing on climate change measures?



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 In 2016 the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (UN-Habitat, UN-Environment and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation) in collaboration with WWF and the Columbia University, and the Township Authorities and communities conducted a thorough climate change vulnerability assessment of the Labutta Township, Ayearwaddy Region. The township is located in the southern tip of the Delta Area region, in Myanmar and is home to about 315,000 people. Characterized by a deltaic environment, it has a predominantly flat topography, and greatly suffered in terms of lives and damage from the Cyclone Nargis impact in 2008. To date, the township still struggles to recover from its effects, and some of its socio-economic sectors have never fully recovered.

Read more: Climate change to affect hundreds of people in Labutta: results of the vulnerability assessment...


Officials are asking for more details about the expenditure of more than K22 billion (US$17 million) set aside for disaster relief over the past year. The funds were allotted in the wake of a season of havoc caused by El Niño-related droughtsfloods and cyclones that devastated large tracts of the country during 2016.

Read more: K22 billion spent on disaster rehabilitation


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