Yangon lacking resilience to face future disasters

Nothing is normal these days when it comes to Myanmar’s weather. In Yangon, residents talk about a time when they used to wear sweaters or scarves in the colder months, when the early morning was crisp and people would exercise to stay warm. Not anymore. Yet, this rise in temperature is just a small indicator […]

Wary of China, India Moves to Woo a New Myanmar

Days after Aung San Suu Kyi made a high-profile trip to China as foreign minister of Myanmar, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Mynamar in the first high-level visit from India after the civilian government assumed office in Naypyitaw. Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw is on a four day visit to India as well this […]

UN to Help Myanmar Prepare for A Warming Climate

UN agencies have signed an agreement with Myanmar’s government to help the Southeast Asian nation prepare for climate change impacts, including droughts, cyclones and flash floods. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will support Myanmar to integrate climate change considerations into policies, and to develop a national […]