Atmosphere and Climate Change

Like other developed and developing countries, Myanmar has been also facing some air pollution problems caused by mobile and stationary sources, especially in cities, but these are not very serious. Mobile sources include cars, trucks, boats and planes.

Stationary sources range from small to large scale industries which include iron and steel plants, oil refineries, dry cleaners, gas stations, domestic heating, opening burning and solid waste disposal and so on. According to the current situation, the Government allows the public and private sector to import second hand cars from other countries. Moreover, over the last decade, fuel consumption in Myanmar has also risen not only in the transportation sector but also in industrial sectors which means that air pollution problems will increase in the large cities in near future.

As Myanmar is a developing country, it has not so many industries and factories. In this regard, air pollution in the cities of Myanmar has not reached to unhealthy level yet. After practicing the market oriented economic system, there are several Industrial Zones and three Special Economic Zones in Myanmar now. So, the growth of Industrialization will also be a main cause of air pollution problem in Myanmar in near future.

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Air Quality Survey results in Mandalay (2007 and 2008)

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Air Quality Survey results in Yangon (2007-04-01)

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Air Quality Survey results in Yangon (2008-01-01)

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Average Air Quality Measuring Results in Some States and Regions (2008-2013)

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Climatological data at selected stations - 2001-2010 Average Temperature

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Climatological data at selected stations - 2010 Actual Temperature

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Climatological data at selected stations - Annual Rainfall

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Climatological data at selected stations - Mean Relative Humidity

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Flood Frequency along Ayeyarwady River

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Forest Cover Status of Myanmar in 2010

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Forest Cover Status of Myanmar in 2010 vr2

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Forest Types cover in Myanmar

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Forest Types cover in Myanmar (area)

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Monthly mean temperature at selected stations (2001-2010 average)

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Monthly rainfall at selected stations (2001-2010 average)

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Occurrence of Floods in Months along Ayeyarwady River

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Status of GHG emission and carbon sequestration in 2000

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Total GHG Emissions Removal for the year 2000

Potential Hazard Levels for Climate Change Features due to Global Warming

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Vulnerability Scores of the Key Socio-economic Sectors for the States/Regions

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  • Myanmar government urged to plan response to natural disasters

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 October 2017

  • Government to accelerate environmental conservation efforts

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 21 September 2017

  • Floods hit Kalay

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 21 September 2017

  • Monitoring system updated for Thilawa SEZ and Yangon River

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 18 September 2017

  • Home National International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer ceremony held

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 17 September 2017

  • Region plans for health amid climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 11 September 2017

  • More than 3,000 ancient monuments inventoried in Bagan

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 8 September 2017

  • Bagan survey counts 3,800 monuments

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    Source: Frontier Myanmar

    Published: 6 September 2017

  • Opinion: Climate Change: A Permanent Reality for Myanmar

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    Source: The Irrawaddy

    Published: 6 September 2017


  • YCDC budgets $77 million for Yangon flooding

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 4 September 2017

  • Indian gov’t nods for signing MoU for Conservation of Earthquake-Damaged Pagodas at Bagan

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 3 September 2017

  • Opinion: Lower coal plant emissions would benefit ASEAN’s people

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 1 September 2017

  • WB disaster loan insufficient: mayor

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 1 September 2017

  • Ministry launches disaster risk reduction, drone mapping team

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 30 August 2017

  • Floods destroy 90,000 acres of paddy field

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 August 2017

  • Ayeyarwady causes flooding in Mandalay

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 August 2017

  • 20,000 flee floods in Pakokku

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 23 August 2017

  • 154 schools remain closed in Sagaing

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 19 August 2017

  • Over 200,000 people displaced by floods

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 11 August 2017

  • Article: The climate change is menacing the world

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 6 August 2017

  • Myanmar sign agreement on establishment of Asian Forest Cooperation Organisation

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 2 August 2017

  • Article: Gender Equality and Climate Change Action

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 1 August 2017

  • ASEAN-EU plans joint statement on climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 1 August 2017

  • 80,000 acres of paddy cultivation flooded

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 31 July 2017

  • Recurring floods displace over 130,000 in Myanmar

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 July 2017

  • Floods wash out roads, houses in Rakhine

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 July 2017

  • World Bank pumps in $100m to halt floods in Yangon

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 24 July 2017

  • Aid arrives for flood victims in Kyaikto

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 23 July 2017

  • VP U Henry Van Thio addresses UN special session on water and natural disasters

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 22 July 2017

  • Taungthaman Lake’s water level poses threat to U Bein Bridge

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 19 July 2017

  • Over 130 schools closed in flooded Magwe

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 18 July 2017

  • 20,000 flood victims relocated in Sagaing

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • Opinion: The health costs of climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • Chindwin River floods destroy more than 10,000 acres of plantations

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 17 July 2017

  • Myanmar to join Paris accord

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 15 July 2017

  • MPs approve Paris climate agreement

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 15 July 2017

  • ADB warns climate change ‘disastrous’ for Asia

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 15 July 2017

  • Flooding closes 184 schools in Sagaing Region

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 13 July 2017

  • Article: Golden Bamboo that not only greens the environment but also support the economic growth of the country

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 10 July 2017

  • Ayeyarwady expected to reach danger level

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 July 2017

  • EU provides € 1.5 million in assistance to victims of Tropical Cyclone Mora

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 7 July 2017

  • EU and UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen Earthquake Preparedness in Myanmar

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    Source: UNDP Myanmar

    Published: 7 July 2017

  • Chindwin River tops danger level in four Sagaing townships

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 July 2017

  • Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Adapting to Climate Change

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    Source: UNDP Myanmar 

    Published: 3 July 2017

  • Joint study aims to map Myanmar quake risks

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 June 2017

  • Opinion: Meteorological information and natural disasters

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 24 June 2017

  • Flood mitigation begins as heavy rains expected

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 23 June 2017

  • Yangon Region government’s efforts to prevent floods

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 22 June 2017

  • Article: Climate change causes killer heatwaves

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 19 June 2017

  • World Environment Day celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 6 June 2017

  • Mayor says Yangon lacks funds for flood works, awaits $125m loan

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 June 2017

  • Opinion: Preparedness key to mitigating effects of natural disasters

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 5 June 2017

  • Cyclone Mora damaged or destroyed 20,000 houses

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 4 June 2017

  • In the wake of Cyclone Mora, Myanmar debates ASEAN-Russian disaster response agreement

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 2 June 2017

  • Environmental Conservation Committee holds third coordination meeting

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 1 June 2017

  • Natural disaster Management Committee discusses 2016 survey

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 31 May 2017

  • No casualties during Mora cyclone

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 31 May 2017

  • Aid & Development Asia Summit to discuss innovations and policy updates for disaster resilience

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 29 May 2017

  • Aid & Development Asia Summit to discuss innovations and policy updates for disaster resilience

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 May 2017

  • Government seeks $124m from World Bank for disaster relief

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 22 May 2017

  • Gov’t takes steps to protect people from ravages of climate change

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 3 May 2017

  • National climate change policy finalised

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 May 2017

  • Environment-friendly development projects

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 28 April 2017

  • Almost there, with Policies and Strategies to Address Climate Change in Myanmar

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    Source: Myanmar Climate Change Alliance

    Published: 28 April 2017

  • UN FAO supports flood-affected Magway

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 22 April 2017

  • Wind and hail headed for northern Myanmar

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 21 April 2017

  • Opinion: Global communities need to work together to fight global warming

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 21 April 2017

  • Maarutha makes landfall, weakens

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 18 April 2017

  • Article: Climate change is undermining sustainable development in Myanmar

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 8 April 2017

  • Opinion: After 25 years, why aren’t we environmentally sustainable yet?

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 7 April 2017

  • Revised environmental policy to be released

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 6 April 2017

  • Over 100 villages in Bago Region likely to face water shortages

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 5 April 2017

  • Interview: Bracing for impact

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 5 April 2017

  • More than 100 Ayeyarwady villages prone to water shortages: official

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 4 April 2017

  • Opinion: Earthquake risks Yangon’s old high-rises

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 April 2017

  • Ks 8bn earmarked for flood prevention in Yangon

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 3 April 2017

  • Feature: Developing climate change resilience in Myanmar

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 1 April 2017

  • 104 Ayeyawady villages set to face water shortages

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 19 March 2017

  • Myanmar joins global drive to raise climate awareness

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 16 March 2017

  • Quake destroys several buildings in Taikkyi

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • Taikkyi earthquake aftermath

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • Seismologists warn of major inactive fault

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 15 March 2017

  • Yangon air pollution to be measured

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 14 March 2017

  • YCDC to measure pollution levels in distilleries

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 13 March 2017

  • Myanmar to celebrate Earth Day

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 11 March 2017

  • Article: The Climate Change is not a Hoax

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 9 March 2017

  • Magwe suffers water shortage

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 9 March 2017

  • Myanmar climate change film festival tackles environmental concerns

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 9 March 2017

  • Ayeyawady region faces drinking water shortage amid drought

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 7 March 2017

  • Gov’t strategy to combat climate change

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 4 March 2017

  • Opinion: As global food demand rises, climate change is hitting staple crops

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 2 March 2017

  • Factories ordered to install air-testing devices

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 2 March 2017

  • Water experts: Myanmar needs to prepare for climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 24 February 2017

  • Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin arrived back after attending ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, the Philippines

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 23 February 2017

  • Article: Norway supports the move towards closer regional cooperation in Asia

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 17 February 2017

  • Gov’t, CSOs to raise collaboration on disaster prevention projects in Mandalay

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    Source: Ministry of Inromation, Myanmar

    Published: 14 February 2017

  • Climate change affected soybean farmers get new seeds, technology

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 2 February 2017

  • Myanmar Launches the UN-REDD National Programme to Protect Forests and Contribute to Global Efforts to Address Climate Change

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    Source: UNDP Myanmar

    Published: 27 January 2017

  • Post COP22, how is Myanmar doing on climate change measures?

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 14 January 2017

  • မြန်မာနိုင်ငံသဘာဝဘေး လျော့ပါးရေး လုပ်ငန်းစီမံချက် (၂၀၁၆)ရေးဆွဲရေး ဒုတိယအကြိမ် အစည်းအဝေးကျင်းပ

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ ပြန်ကြားရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ ဇန်နဝါရီလ ၁၁ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၇။

  • VP U Myint Swe addresses meeting of Central Committee for National Level Environmental Conservation and Climate Change

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    Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

    Published: 30 December 2016

  • Earthquake Monitoring Committee to be formed in Yangon

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 21 December 2016

  • Global Community Makes Record $75 Billion Commitment to End Extreme Poverty

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 19 December 2016

  • K17 billion spent from president’s emergency fund

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 19 December 2016

  • Vice President U Henry Van Thio discusses natural disasters, climate change

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    Source: President Office

    Published: 15 December 2016

  • National environmental policy gets an update

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 12 December 2016

  • Myanmar to draft national environmental policy: President U Htin Kyaw

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    Source: President Office, Myanmar

    Published: 30 November 2016

  • နိုင်ငံတော်သမ္မတ ဦးထင်ကျော် ပဉ္စမအကြိမ် အစိမ်းရောင်စီးပွားရေး အစိမ်းရောင် ဖွံ့ဖြိုးတိုးတက်မှု ဖိုရမ်ဖွင့်ပွဲ အခမ်းအနားသို့ တက်ရောက် မိန့်ခွန်းပြောကြား

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ နိုင်ငံတော်သမ္မတရုံး

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ နို၀င်ဘာလ ၃၀ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၆။

  • Is Myanmar ready for climate change?

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 11 November 2016

  • Air pollution a ‘leading danger’ to child health

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 3 November 2016

  • Vice President U Henry Van Thio asks for aid for disaster victims

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 2 November 2016

  • Magical thinking won’t stop climate change

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 1 November 2016

  • MCDC submits its project to install water facilities to prevent floods

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 26 October 2016

  • Environmental ministry to launch ‘forest farms’ initiative

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 October 2016

  • Residents fear restart of coal power plant

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 25 October 2016

  • Japan building weather radar station in Mandalay

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    Source: Eleven

    Published: 24 October 2016

  • Disaster Alert Notification Application to Improve Myanmar’s Preparedness

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    Source: UNDP Myanmar

    Published: 21 October 2016

  • Yangon city expansion raises a quake challenge

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 17 October 2016

  • အိုဇုန်းလွှာပျက်စီးစေသောဒြပ်ပစ္စည်းများဆိုင်ရာ မွန်ထရီယယ်နောက်ဆက်တွဲစာချုပ်အဖွဲ့ဝင်နိုင်ငံများ၏ (၂၈) ကြိမ်မြောက် ဝန်ကြီးအဆင့်အစည်းအဝေးကျင်းပ

    သတင်းအပြည့်အစုံကို ဤနေရာတွင် ဖတ်ရှုပါ

    သတင်းရင်းမြစ်။   ။ ပြန်ကြားရေးဝန်ကြီးဌာန

    ထုတ်ဝေသည့်နေ့။   ။ အောက်တိုဘာလ ၁၇ ရက်၊ ၂၀၁၆။

  • International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction ceremony observed in Nay Pyi Taw

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 14 October 2016

  • Australian agriculture institute launches Myanmar research project

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 13 October 2016

  • ASEAN moves towards a disaster-resilient ASEAN Community

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    Source: Asean Secretariat News

    Published: 13 October 2016

  • Fears of a serious quake prompt landmark NGO and local govt preparedness forum

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    Source: Mizzima

    Published: 8 October 2016


  • Myanmar hosts Climate Outlook Forum, Climate Services User Forum for Agriculture

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    Source: Ministry of Information, Myanmar

    Published: 3 October 2016

  • Myanmar’s air pollution among the worst in the world: WHO

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    Source: Myanmar Times

    Published: 30 September 2016