Kick-off for a Finland supported Green Economy* research project in Lao PDR and Cambodia

More than fifty stakeholders representing the government (ministries of environment, energy, forestry and agriculture), international organisations and development banks (UNDP, ADB, CIFOR), academia (National Univerity of Laos, Institute of Technology of Cambodia, Royal University of Phnom Penh) and various non-governmental organisations attended the kick-off for a new joint research project by Finland Futures Research Centre Read more about Kick-off for a Finland supported Green Economy* research project in Lao PDR and Cambodia[…]

New Article on Climate Change Policy and Cambodia

How has climate change been understood as a problem and issue to be governed? What types of processes are required to make climate change amenable for intervention and regulation? A recently published article, ‘Rendering Climate Change Governable in the Least Developed Countries: Policy Narrative and Expert Technologies in Cambodia’, analyses the mechanisms through which climate Read more about New Article on Climate Change Policy and Cambodia[…]

Laos Progressing towards Integrated Water Resources Management at Nam Ngum River Basin: Insights from Field Study Trip to Vientiane

At the beginning of November I travelled to Vientiane for two weeks to interview key stakeholders and actors of the Laotian water management sector to update information related to the progress of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) at Nam Ngum River Basin (NNRB). I met many experts and officials from the Department of Water Resources Read more about Laos Progressing towards Integrated Water Resources Management at Nam Ngum River Basin: Insights from Field Study Trip to Vientiane[…]

Building Up Smart Machinery for Sustainable Development

When we think about futures challenges of the world, we can note that there are still vital basic needs which should be met. The explosion in the world´s population appears to be slowing down. Fifty years ago an average woman had between 5-6 children. Today global average is 2.6 children, while the replacement level is Read more about Building Up Smart Machinery for Sustainable Development[…]

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