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The Mekong Delta of Vietnam – Hopes for the “Nine Dragons River” with Le Dinh Tuyen

The Mekong Delta of Vietnam – Hopes for the “Nine Dragons River” with Le Dinh Tuyen - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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At the end of the day, the Mekong River is our life, it's our love for our children, and their bright futures.
Le Dinh Tuyen, Vietnam
This is what you breathe every single minute that you remain alive.
Weenarin Lulitanonda

Air Pollution in Thailand: The Right to Breathe Clean Air with Weenarin Lulitanonda - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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Bees in Thailand: Native Honeybees and Sustainable Beekeeping with Dr. Orawan Duangphakdee - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia

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Please be friendly to the bees and then we will live in harmony with the nature.
Dr. Orawan Duangphakdee

ASEAN explained in 5 minutes - Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

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Recent Publications


Advancing Just Energy Transition in the ASEAN

This paper proposes the following recommendations to address the adverse effects of climate change in the ASEAN: decarbonising the ASEAN by accelerating decarbonisation by 2030; promoting market reforms to enable fair and open competition for energy generation; committing to no more new coal and introducing comparable support for renewable energy; and ensuring a human-centered energy transition in the ASEAN toward a community-focused, equal sharing of benefits and risks and the empowerment of community-owned energy systems.


In Quest for Change in Timor’s Politics [pdf]


Current politics in Timor centers on personalities, history, and using ‘oil money’ as the solution to problems – it cannot cope with the rapidly changing the world and its domestic development challenges. Changing its way of doing politics and the way society is being governed is imperative to address structural issues in Timor’s development and maintain the relevancy and legitimacy of democratic institutions.


Perspectives Asia #11: Transitions


Change is all around us; experiencing it can be exciting or worrisome, confusing or even disturbing. By contrast, the idea of “transition” stands to provide a sense of direction, in a sea of change and insecurity. Change may be happening to us; a transition has direction, it can be planned, perhaps even be initiated. It moves into a positive, sustainable direction – or so we hope.

Combatting Global Plastic Pollution


A critical look at the entire plastics cycle is also of crucial importance from a feminist perspective, because the plastic problem cannot simply be reduced to consumer use patterns or to harmful microplastics in cosmetic products. On the contrary, every stage of the plastics cycle reflects different gender-specific experiences and exposures.


Agrifood Atlas – Facts and figures about the corporations that control what we eat

Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields

Ocean Atlas: Understanding the threats to our marine ecosystems

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel