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Vulnerable Deltas

Vulnerable Deltas in Southeast Asia: Climate Change, Water Pollution, and Socio-Economic Transformation is CEF’s newest water and climate project.

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the China Environment Forum and the East-West Center are collaborating with research partners in Southeast Asia and China to generate innovative research, policy dialogues and learning tools around climate, pollution and development threats facing five Asian river deltas — Three in SE Asia (Chao Phraya, Mekong, Mahakam) and two in China (Yangtze, and Pearl). A large component of CEF’s work on this four-year project will focus on greening China’s BRI investments in Southeast Asia to protect rivers and their deltas.

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Deltas and Discoveries

From December 4-7, 2023, researchers from all across Southeast Asia convened in Samarinda, Indonesia, to enhance networks focused on delta threats for the second international workshop under the Vulnerable Deltas project. East-West Center Graduate Student Affiliates, Shannon Chambers and Ci Yan Sara Loh, attended the workshop and provide their insights.

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