|Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, continues to rely heavily on polluting fossil fuels for electricity generation. Vattenfall-operated coal-fired power plant in Lippendorf, Germany. Photo: Peter Endig/EPA|
Southeast Asia's huge and growing demand for energy will set the tone for the global fight against climate change, the United Nations climate chief said March 1, and the region needs to plan energy investments carefully or risk higher health costs, more damage from extreme weather and loss of competitiveness, according to The Straits Times on March 2.
|Myanmar is at risk from climate change, according to a worldwide survey just released. A farming family walk across dry, cracked earth in Myanmar. Photo: Tun Aung|
Myanmar is on the list of the 25 countries worldwide that could be most affected by climate change, according to the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index 2015 just released.