Burning down the house: Myanmar’s destructive charcoal trade

A nearly year-long investigation by Mongabay led to a multi-part reporting project into the illegal production and trade of charcoal in Myanmar. One route for charcoal sales from Myanmar to China documented by Mongabay could generate as much as $10 million a year in payoffs alone to Burmese government officials. The cheap energy source is […]

Myanmar’s road to growth: Will rich and poor share the prosperity of the country’s new dawn?

Myanmar sits between the two giant siblings of Asia – India and China – but its economy is a long way behind. Half a century of military rule and economic stagnation has left millions of people in Myanmar stranded in poverty. Take a walk around Yangon’s historic district and you realise it all could have […]