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Policies designed to promote environmental sustainability in Burma/Myanmar

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Title: NATURAL RESOURCE ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN MYANMAR
Description/subject: Agriculture; Atmosphere; Biodiversity; Desertification and Drought; Energy; Forests; Freshwater; Land Management; Mountains; Oceans and Coastal Areas; Toxic Chemicals; Waste and Hazardous Materials
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Agenda 21
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2012


Title: SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN MYANMAR
Description/subject: Poverty; Demographics; Health; Education; Human Settlements
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations - Agenda 21
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 June 2012


Individual Documents

Title: The role of Community Forests in REDD+ implementation; Cases of Thailand and Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 April 2014
Description/subject: Overview: • Definition of CF and its significance to REDD+ objectives • CF in Thailand and Myanmar - Background &Characteristics - Existing challenges • Connecting CF and REDD+ • REDD+ progresses in Thailand and Myanmar • Risks and Opportunities to CF
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ratchada Arpornsilp and ZawWin Myint
Format/size: pdf (5.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2014


Title: Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategies for the Least Developed Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region: Myanmar
Date of publication: 1995
Description/subject: Conclusion and recommendations: Myanmar, like any other developing country, needs to have sectoral policies, objectives and strategies in agriculture, forestry and fisheries which are based on the present socio-economic, political and administrative situation. The three sectors should be monitored, supervised, evaluated and revised as necessary. The ministries concerned should issue documents that formalize the commitment and intent of the government in ensuring sustainable development of the resources for economic and environmental purposes. Surveys and studies which have not been previously or properly carried out (e.g., water demand in industries, soil sedimentation and rehabilitation) should now be undertaken systematically as part of short- and long-term plans; the results should be officially documented and published. With regard to environmental affairs in Myanmar, the concept is: "Everything possible is being done to prevent environmental degradation and make it a heritage that future generations can enjoy". Myanmar, although included among the least developed countries, is well endowed with natural resources for agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Modern technology and capital investment, coupled with a well-prepared plan and proper management, will lead to sustainable utilization of those resources. Priority should be given to self-sufficiency in food in order to contain domestic prices. When any surplus is exported, proper processing, packaging, storage and transportation are prerequisites to meeting international market requirements and standards. The suggested policies in this report, which have been discussed in detail to bring about better comprehension and serious consideration, could be used as a base to modify and improve and, if found feasible, officially adopted. All government policies on the three sectors must be well-defined, officially and legally documented, published and have theirnotification issued by the government. 74 KB
Author/creator: U Myint Thein, Director-General (Retd), Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Yangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCAP
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003