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Joint Statement by the United States and the Netherlands on Climate Change and Financing the Transition to Low-Carbon Investments Abroad

The Netherlands and the United States share a common interest in urgent action to address global climate change.  We affirm the importance of reaching a global climate change agreement in ...

Senior official answers questions over Don Sahong dam

A number of foreign diplomats and Mekong River Commission (MRC) representatives and news media have raised questions after visiting the planned location of the Don Sahong project in the southern ...

Senior official answers questions over Don Sahong dam

A number of foreign diplomats and Mekong River Commission (MRC) representatives and news media have raised questions after visiting the planned location of the Don Sahong project in the southern ...

Large dams costs too much

ThienNhien.Net - New research given by the University of Oxford (UK) states that three-quarters of large dam projects that the research team surveyed face situation of over spending with actual ...

Energy saving – “Survival” Factor

In combining with development investment on new energy, renewable energy, the “survival” element in the question for current national energy balance is energy savings. Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai presides ...

Long-term warming likely to be significant despite recent slowdown

A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.   Projection ...

Dam Standards: A Rights-Based Approach

In many countries, the most applicable means of protection for people affected by dams are national and local laws. But too often, laws alone are not strong enough to protect ...

Excluds small and medium hydropower plants from the list of investment incentives

From  Feb 10th 2014 , the investment of small and medium hydropower plants, ecotourism, entertainment and business centers,  supermarkets, ... in rural areas will not be entitled to get investment ...

Mekong Countries Call for Ministerial Talks on Don Sahong Dam

Mekong River-region countries called Thursday for ministerial-level discussions on the proposed Don Sahong dam in Laos after officials disagreed over whether the country should be required to consult its neighbors ...

World Bank unit to buy carbon credits from Vietnam hydro plants

The World Bank's Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF) has agreed to purchase carbon credits generated through small hydropower developments in Vietnam under the Renewable Energy Development Project (REDP). The Government of Vietnam ...