2013-2014 Enviromental Report Card

Myanmar Environmental Outlook 2013-2014_English

 

The richness of Natural Resources and economic reforms along with democratic transition in Myanmar have interested more and more international companies to invest more in the country particularly in extractive industries since the new civilian government took office in 2011. Abrupt increase in profit-oriented businesses in Myanmar, that increasingly imposes threats to environmental sustainability, seems to highlight the needs of a mechanism to effectively monitor the impacts of extractive projects on environment and socioeconomic conditions of the communities. On the other hand, the existing regulatory.

Myanmar Environmental Outlook 2013-2014_English.pdf

Myanmar Environmental Outlook 2013-2014_Myanmar

The richness of Natural Resources and economic reforms along with democratic transition in Myanmar have interested more and more international companies to invest more in the country particularly in extractive industries since the new civilian government took office in 2011. Abrupt increase in profit-oriented businesses in Myanmar, that increasingly imposes threats to environmental sustainability, seems to highlight the needs of a mechanism to effectively monitor the impacts of extractive projects on environment and socioeconomic conditions of the communities. On the other hand, the existing regulatory frameworks and capacity are too weak to watch, monitor and regulate these business interests and development. In this respect, to have a valid and realistic regulatory framework of environmental and social impact assessment has become “A Must” to steer civil society-led environmental advocacy, environmental monitoring and environmental management for the environmental sustainability of the country

Myanmar Environmental Outlook 2013-2014_Myanmar.pdf