For these past weeks, the COP22 in Marrakech and the Paris Agreement have hogged the headlines and social media. But why is it so important for the world and specifically for the Mekong Region? Making its modern history in a growing number of the hydropower dams to supply its rapid economic development, the well-beings of the people and environment are at stake. Climate change impacts are here. For the past decade, the Mekong Region has been facing with severe drought, floods, and sea-level rising. Specifically, the Mekong Delta is considered to be one of the world’s three most vulnerable deltas in the world.
By Arianna Flores