BEWG Press release 24-October-2017
a road-map for decentralized governance of Burma’s natural heritage
Decades of war and unsustainable extraction have left Burma’s waterways, lands, and forests cut down, dug up, ooded, and polluted. The resource-rich ethnic states are living under the scourge of an environmental disaster that threatens the very foundation of their—and the country’s—future. Hundreds of thousands remain homeless due to ongo- ing armed con ict, and fundamental calls for self-determination have gone unheeded in a lack of political dialogue.