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


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


New Delhi (Mizzima) – The monsoon season is here and Burma could experience storms along the coast and the interior of the country in the coming days.

Storms are likely to be formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit southern coasts from May 10 to 20, according to Meteorology and Hydrology Department director general Chit Kyaw.


Read more: Storms likely to hit Burmese coastal area in next 10 days


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