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Representatives from the three countries recently gathered to design a regional program framework for biodiversity management, livelihoods development, and climate change adaptation of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape.

AsianScientist – Representatives from China, India and Myanmar gathered in Myanmar from December 21 to 23 last year to plan the transboundary management of the Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape, a biologically rich ecosystem shared by the three countries.

Read more: China, India And Myanmar Collaborate To Manage Brahmaputra-Salween Landscape

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A week-long training and knowledge sharing workshop “Asia-Pacific Youth Forum on Climate Actions and Mountain Issues” for young people from 17 Asian countries started in Kathmandu on Monday.

The function organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) aims at building the next generation of leadership in sustainable mountain development and climate actions.

The participants include 33 youth from ICIMOD’s regional member countries—Nepal, India, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and Pakistan as well nine from across the wider Asia-Pacific region. 

Read more: Training on climate actions started

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An elephant moves a log in the Bago Mountains in central Myanmar. Pic: Douglas LongLEADERS of prominent environmental groups say they expect to receive increased support under the new government.

U Maung Maung Thein Pe, vice chairman of the Rakhine Coastal and Environmental Conservation Association (RCA), said a major issue was that the National Commission for Environmental Affairs (NCEA), the government’s top environmental issues body, remains severely underfunded.

“The NCEA has many environmental rules and regulations but often they cannot be enforced. There are many reasons for this and one of them is funding,” he said.

Read more: Action urged on environmental law

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