Powering Up: Mekong Basin Connect

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Powering Up: Mekong Basin Connect

Countries in the Mekong Basin need a strategic, basin-wide approach to efficiently develop the basin’s water and energy resources in ways that protect the natural productivity of the river system. Otherwise, poorly coordinated hydropower planning on the Mekong mainstream and its tributaries will lead this resource rich region into a water and food security crisis.

In 2017, Stimson’s Energy, Water, and Sustainability program launched the Mekong Basin Connect Initiative, led by the Stimson Center, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UC Berkeley’s Energy Resources Group, and The Nature Conservancy, to identify and promote new and pathways to achieve this ambitious goal. Click on the image below to learn more about Mekong Basin Connect.

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Standard Chartered ‘breaching climate policy’ with Vietnam coal plant investment

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The London-based bank plans to co-finance Nghi Son 2 power plant, which NGOs say uses dirty old technology, against company and OECD guidelines

A railway coal depot in northern Vietnam (Pic: Flickr/garycycles8)

By Chloe Farand for DeSmog UK

A London-based bank has been accused of breaching its climate pledges over the financing of a heavily polluting coal-fired power plant in Vietnam.

Standard Chartered, a UK bank which supports British companies trading abroad, plans to co-finance the $2.5bn (£1.81bn) Nghi Son 2 coal plant in Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
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Funding coal in Southeast Asia is ‘collective suicide’

eco-business.com – Experts at the Unlocking capital for sustainability forum observed that the finance sector, hampered by a short-term approach to investing, is lagging on sustainability, and that the financing of coal should be phased out as soon as possible.

Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam đề nghị bỏ tục đốt vàng mã

22/02/2018 10:51 GMT+7

TTO – Trung ương Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam vừa có công văn đề nghị các Phật tử loại bỏ tục đốt vàng mã tại các cơ sở thờ tự Phật giáo.

Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam đề nghị bỏ tục đốt vàng mã - Ảnh 1.
Người dân đốt vàng mã tại một chùa ở Bình Dương – Ảnh: Tiến Thành

Công văn số 31 của Trung ương Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam do Hoà thượng Thích Thanh Nhiễu, phó chủ tịch thường trực Trung ương Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam ký. Tiếp tục đọc “Giáo hội Phật giáo Việt Nam đề nghị bỏ tục đốt vàng mã”