Energy

The world’s energy environment is undergoing great change. In particular, the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for over half of the world’s energy consumption, is approaching a turning point with regard to energy security. With energy demand projected to almost double in the Asia and Pacific region by 2030, there is an urgent need for innovative ways to generate power while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Compounding the problem is widespread energy poverty across Asia with almost a billion people still without access to electricity.

ICEM is committed to helping countries in the Asia-Pacific achieve access to clean energy, low carbon technology and renewables whilst focusing on energy efficiency, multi-use hydropower and sustainable energy solutions.
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Rayong Province Development Master Plan and Revision of Thai Draft SEA guidelines

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Rayong Province Development Master Plan & Revision of Thai Draft SEA guidelines Host agency: Thai National Economic and Social Development [...]

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Lower Mekong Initiative Environment and Water Pillar Training Program

Held in Bangkok on 24-27 May 2016, the ‘SEA process, tools and lessons from the lower Mekong region energy sector’ workshop was organized by PACT Thailand as part of its Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Environment and Water Pillar Training Program (PTP). The workshop had two objectives:

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Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MK23 and MK24)

About: The Salween River lies at the cross roads of Asia linking South and Southeast Asia with Tibetan Plateau and providing a home and well-being to more than 13 distinct ethnic groups and 10 million people. As Myanmar develops, the relationship between the river’s stakeholders and the underlying biophysical system changes. New stakeholders are emerging with new values and needs and are placing new demands and pressures on the river and the health of the system. In this context, efforts to understand the health of river ecosystems and the values which different stakeholders ascribe to the goods and services derived from the river system will help set a benchmark of how development decisions at the national, provincial and local level will impact on different user groups.

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Climate change impact assessment of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project

About: The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project is a hydropower generation facility planned for a location in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) within the lower Nam Ngiep Catchment approximately 145 kilometres (km) northeast of Vientiane and approximately 50 km north of Pakxan. The Nam Ngiep is a tributary to the Mekong River, joining the Mekong immediately upstream of Pakxan. Primary components of the Project are a concrete gravity dam, storage reservoir, main power station and re-regulation power station, and power regulation and transmission facilities.

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Study of the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower on the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is affected by upstream development – often in ways not fully understood and with uncertain impacts on natural, social and economic systems which sustain life and well being for millions of people in Vietnam. With expanding plans for major developments on the mainstream and its tributaries, those impacts are likely to become much more serious. Vietnam and its riparian neighbours do not have adequate scientific understanding for informed decision making on Mekong mainstream hydropower projects, especially on their downstream effects.

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Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

About: The Mekong River Basin faces a grave threat from climate change. Communities and governments must work together to develop and promulgate adaptation strategies that preserve the lives and livelihoods of some 60 million people. ICEM is working with DAI and SEA START as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project to generate new data, new approaches and to spur adaptive change in the Mekong River Basin.

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Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |    Duration: 2008-2009   |    Location: Lao PDR    About: The Greater Mekong [...]

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Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank    |    Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao [...]

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SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission  (MRC)    |    Duration: 2009-2010     |    Location: Mekong countries About: ICEM was commissioned by the Mekong River [...]