Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)

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Presentation
International Conference on GMS 2020: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
Though a first step, this presentation provides a framework for developing an early warning system (EWS) linking food, water and energy systems. It lists the issues with the standalone EWS, clarifies the importance of representing the linkages between Food-Water-Energy systems, identifies determinants for an effective FWE-EWS, and discusses...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International conference on GMS 2020: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
The Greater Mekong Subregion has undergone a rapid economic growth over the past decade with positive impacts on the human development and negative impacts on the environment and natural resources. The growing demand for energy in the region and high fuel prices during 2008 has seen several countries declaring ambitious biofuel strategies from...
Discussion Paper
Component 3 of the Core Environment Program (CEP) for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) deals with environmental performance assessment (EPA) and sustainable development planning. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is primarily responsible for the sustainable development planning, while the United Nations Environment...
Research Report
The purpose of this review paper is to demonstrate the best practice worldwide in attempting to link sustainable development planning at all levels with environmental performance. It also reviews the progress to date in the GMS with both sustainable development planning and environmental performance assessment and the need for increased linkage.
Discussion Paper
From the outset of the National Performance Assessment and a Strategic Environmental Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (SEF II) in 2003 the selection of the right set of indicators was seen as the key step in the conduct of an environmental performance assessment (EPA) as shown below. Step One: Selecting policy concerns Step Two: Adapting...
Discussion Paper
Under ADB's TA 6069-REG: National Performance Assessment and Subregional Strategic Environment Framework for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), a first attempt at a subregional environmental assessment was prepared towards the end of the project (ADB 2006). Under this project (referred to as SEF II), the emphasis was on national environmental...