Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce climate change vulnerability and reduce poverty in rural areas and for subsistence farmers as a priority, and to continue the work of developing flood and drought early warning systems for reducing the vulnerability of local communities to extreme weather events.
Forest Resource Environment Development and Conservation Association (FREDA) is a non-political, non-profit and non-government organization in the forestry sector of Myanmar. Its strength is expertise, dedication and dynamism. Founded in 1996, FREDA is currently composed of (409) members, comprising foresters, botanists, agronomists, zoologists, veterinary scientists, hydro-geologists, engineers, timber businessmen, journalists, artists, etc.
Contrary to reports from Burma's ruling military regime on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) (the plan to come out of the 1995 United Nations World Conference on Women), women in Myanmar do not enjoy equal rights with men. This paper, which is structured around the BPfA's critical areas of concern, reveals that military expansion and gross mismanagement of the economy have resulted in extreme poverty, systematic abuse of human rights and multiple problems for women and girls, particularly in rural areas and regions populated by ethnic minorities.
This report for Myanmar (Burma) provides an overview of the country energy market outlook, potential for biofuel production, prioritization, biofuel business options, and policy, regulatory, and institutional support structure. The assessment aims to identify promising areas for investment in biofuel development, implications for the agriculture sectors, appropriate public-private partnerships, and offers policy recommendations for a national strategy.
Myanmar would undertake mitigation actions in line with its sustainable development needs, conditional on availability of international support, as its contribution to global action to reduce future emissions of greenhouse gases. The document also presents planned and existing policies and strategies which will provide the policy framework to implement identified actions and prioritise future mitigation actions. The INDC also includes a section on Adaptation.
Constructed to assess the current perceptions and policies regarding the complexity of climate change adaptation in Myanmar this research is comprised of a country report outlining current policies relating to climate change, as well as results from two stakeholder perception surveys conducted at the local and national level in Myanmar.
This discussion paper captures the panel’s reflections on Myanmar’s current state of gender considerations and the policy environment in the forestry sector and, based on lessons learned, offers recommendations to improve mainstreaming gender strategies in REDD+ planning and implementation in the country.
To date there has been little formal, empirical research that has been conducted on capacity building for disaster risk management (DRM), and as a result international actors lack robust, evidence-based guidance on how capacity for DRM can be effectively generated at national and local levels. This country study on Myanmar is part of a wider research project been designed as an initial step towards filling that knowledge and evidence gap.Three programmes emerged as appropriate case studies for this report:
The development objective of the Electric Power Project for Myanmar is to increase capacity and efficiency of gas-fired power generation and strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of electric power and the Myanmar electric power enterprise. There are two components to the project. The first component of the project is supply and installation (S&I) of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant at the existing Thaton Gas Turbine (GT) station. This is the main component of the project is the expansion of the Thaton GT station into a new CCGT power plant.