BEWG Report Launch Successful -> Burma's Environment: People, Problems, Policies
News - Burma News
Monday, 25 July 2011 07:07

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Full Burmese version (4 M) |  Text Only Burmese Version (1 M)

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Burmese: Executive Summary (65k) |  Press Release (75k)

English: Executive Summary (17k) | Press Release (75k)

Thai: Press Release (75k)

Launch Presentations: Paul Sein Twa (KESAN)Naw La (KDNG)

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Publication Disclaimer: The list on the page 15 is intended as a list of peoples living in Burma. BEWG as a collective does not take a stand on which of these groups are indigenous or ethnic  or simply part of the population living in Burma right now.

New BEWG report to highlight environmental crisis in post-election Burma
News - Burma News
Chiang Mai, 20 July 2011 (Download Press Conference Advsiory as PDF)

On Monday 25 July 2011, the Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG) will hold a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand to launch a new 100-page report detailing an environmental crisis of serious proportions in post-election Burma. The publication, entitled Burma's Environment: People, Problems, Policies, will be the first ever to take aim at Burma's environment as a whole. It focuses on laws, policies, and frameworks with regard to the environment in Burma, as well as development threats connected to the environment. The speakers will pay attention to the links between the natural environment, foreign investment and armed conflict in Burma's ethnic areas. Key recommendations and suggested reforms will be discussed.

Speakers at the press conference will be Paul Sein Twa, convener of the BEWG and documenter of environmental issues in Burma for over 15 years. Ms. Pianporn Deetes is the coordinator of Living River Siam and has been working on transboundary environmental issues in mainland Southeast Asia for over seven years. Naw La is the coordinator for dam advocacy at the Kachin Development Network Group and has worked directly on Myitsone dam research and advocacy for many years.

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