The $3.5 million, six-year Climate Resilient Mekong program ending in 2016 helps Lower Mekong countries plan dam construction in ways that mitigate the potential impacts on the Mekong River system. The program aims to inform and influence the choices made by national governments, investors and hydropower customers with regard to the siting, design and operation of hydropower dams throughout the entire Mekong River system in order to maintain the flow of water, sediment and nutrients essential for sustaining the river’s exceptional biological productivity and allow for fish passage.
Announced by Secretary Kerry in July 2013, SIM is a U.S. Government Inter-Agency program that provides the LMI partner countries with rapid, demand-driven technical and scientific assistance to support climate-smart, environmentally sound and socially equitable infrastructure, clean energy development, and land and/or water resources use
The United States has a government-wide strategy to combat wildlife trafficking to protect endangered species such as elephants, rhinos, pangolins, tigers, sharks, tuna and turtles. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been actively working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife in Asia since 2005 when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was created. USAID has built on ASEAN-WEN's successes and is sharing its lessons with China and South Asia through Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking program. The program addresses trafficking in illegal wildlife in Asia by reducing consumer demand, strengthening law enforcement and improving regional cooperation and anti-trafficking networks.
Last updated: March 02, 2015