10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Environment

Chiang Mai, Thailand 11th November 2015

Hosted by Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the 10th Semi-Annual Meeting of the GMS Working Group on Environment (WGE) brought together WGE members with representatives from the Asian Development Bank and development partners to review implementation progress of the Core Environment Program and to discuss key priorities.

Topics  included:

  • Current status of program implementation;
  • The 2016 work plan;
  • Institutional development of CEP; and
  • CEP engagement in the GMS Regional Investment Framework

Please find presentations, speeches and other documents below:

 

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See also

GMS Environment Media Roundup–January 2015

11th February 2015
News

Greater Mekong Subregion 

Failing to protect nature's capital could cost businesses trillions

Nature is like an angel investor in the global economy: financially significant, yet widely unknown. The global pharmaceuticals industry, for example, is worth some $640bn. But few know that up to 50% of this market is based on the genetic diversity of wild species. Mangroves in Thailand are worth about $1,000 per hectare if exploited for wood. If left intact, the value of these coastal forests for flood protection, carbon capture and fish breeding grounds is more than $21,000 a hectare.

Source: The Guardian (January 28, 2015)

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Water Thinkpiece: Partnering with the Youth to Solve Asia’s Water Problems

28th August 2014
News

Can solutions to Asia’s water problems come from its youth? ADB is partnering with young water leaders to help solve the region’s water challenges.

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