A landmark regional dialogue convened by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok this week provided a unique platform for advancing rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), launched a $8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok today.
Future economic impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin are likely to be wide-ranging and could top $30 billion annually, according to a new report by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Of most concern are potentially significant reductions in the yield of crops, fish and non-timber forest products critical for livelihoods, damage to infrastructure associated with floods and sea level rise, and an increase in the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses for workers.
Summary of the Sustainable Mekong Energy Initiative: RDMA is considering designing a project to support Lower Mekong countries to direct current and future investment toward environmentally-friendly renewable energy and energy efficiency, leading to significantly reduced or avoided greenhouse gas emissions.
Last updated: October 08, 2015