Forum raises urgent Mekong issues

The 7th Mekong River Commission (MRC) Regional Stakeholder Forum was held in Lao capital Vientiane over Monday and Tuesday, with participants discussing urgent issues facing the Mekong region, the Secretariat of the MRC has said.

Attending the two-day event were 180 representatives from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, China and Myanmar, research institutions, the private sector, development partners and civil society organisations.

“Much more needs to be done to provide a comprehensive response to climate change, reduce flood and drought risks, protect environmental assets and increase basin-wide benefits. Achieving these goals is essential and urgent as populations and economies grow and climate change advances.

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