GMS Environment Update - Issue 10
Welcome to Issue 10 of the GMS Environment Update, a compilation of recent environment news and articles from the GMS Core Environment Program, the Asian Development Bank, the governments of the six GMS countries, and the WWF-Greater Mekong Programme. This product aims to keep GMS stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sustainable development happenings in the subregion. If you would like to receive future issues direct to your inbox, please sign up to our mailing list here.
Date: 15th June 2016
Updated: 15th June 2016
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9th March 2018
Border areas have historically been a source of conflict and strife in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Nowadays, with over 20 years of continuing peace and growing prosperity, border areas are focus points for countries in the subregion to work together. To this end, governments and their development partners are working hard to better connect the GMS through transport infrastructure, customs procedures, and border management.
15th March 2018
After centuries of agricultural dependence, GMS countries have pursued industrialization in recent decades. As a result, their economies are now more diversified and consumer-driven. Although this has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it has created pollution problems, which are worsening.