Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies

Publication details

Title:Burma’s Environment: People, Problems, Policies
Type:Seminar Papers

BurmaThis new report is the first ever to take aim at Burma’s environment as a whole. It demonstrates the serious risks facing Burma’s extensive biodiversity and abundant natural resources, and it challenges the direction the country is taking toward increased large-scale resource extraction projects in the oil, gas, hydropower and mining sectors. Further, the report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system.

The report is published by the Burma Environment Working Group,, a coalition of environmental organizations and activists concerned about the ongoing rapid destruction of Burma’s natural environment. The process of producing the report was facilitated by the Foundation’s project Another Development for Burma.