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Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment (2nd Edition)

In 1992, Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam established the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program with the aim of strengthening economic linkages between them and to foster the achievement of common policy goals.
Progress in the GMS over the last two decades is reflected in improvements in infrastructure connectivity, promotion of trade and investment, stimulation of economic growth, and reduction of poverty. The GMS is poised to grow at 7.5% annually, doubling its economic output by 2020.
However, this progress has not been without adverse impacts on the environment. Increasing resource constraints, in particular finite land and water resources, suggest that innovative ways of achieving higher resource efficiency will be needed to support future development. In particular, integrating the management of energy, water, and agriculture systems will be essential in the GMS to move to more sustainable, greener paths of development.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Dec 2012 - Uploaded on: Jan 2014
File size: 25 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , catfish
Category: Environment