Mekong River

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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...
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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume3 Number2 (Winter 2002)
Author:
Mikiyasu Nakayama
Basin countries of the lower Mekong River established the Mekong River Commission in 1995, replacing the former Mekong Committee created in 1957. At a glance, the role of the former resembles the latter, while the political and societal situation nowadays has provided quite a different set of mandates. In this paper, the changes observed and the...