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President of Myanmar HE U Win Myint announces national environment and climate change policies to mark World Environment Day 2019

President U Win Myint announced the two new policies – the National Environmental Policy and the Myanmar Climate Change Policy – at an event marking World Environment Day in the capital. More than 400 attended the announcement, including senior government officials from Union ministries, states and regions and representatives from civil society, academic institutions, businesses

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Warmer Days – Myanmar In The Age Of Climate Change

Myanmar is one of the countries most affected by extreme weather events. Recent events such as Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the extreme heatwaves of 2010, and flooding in 2015 have had disastrous impacts on Myanmar’s people, environment, and economy. Climate change threaten to compound the frequency and intensity of these events. But there are also

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SCENARIOS FOR BUILDING LOCAL RESILIENCE PAKOKKU TOWNSHIP CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT (2016-2050) – (SUMMARY FOR POLICY MAKERS)

In 2016 the Myanmar Climate Change A lliance, comprised of UNHabitat, UN-Environment and the Ministry of Natur al Resources and Environmental Conservation, in collaboration with WWF and Columbia University conducted a detailed climate change vulner ability assessment of Pakokku Township. Pakokku is located in the western part of the central dry zone, on the west