Safeguarding Myanmar's Environment
This brief provides an overview of Myanmar’s emerging EIA system and how the GMS Core Environment Program and other ADB technical assistance is contributing.
Date: 13th December 2017
Updated: 15th December 2017
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26th July 2013
In continuation of the Core Environment Program’s support to strengthening Myanmar’s environmental safeguards system, a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Procedures was held in Yangon on 26 July 2013.
29 to 30 November 2012
If current reforms in Myanmar continue, ADB estimates the country’s economy could expand by 7-8% per year. While this will greatly assist poverty reduction efforts, a major challenge for the country will be balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability – particularly as growth will be largely supported by the country’s rich endowment of natural resources.