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Insight 2021/2022

04:51 Min

As part of its quest for carbon neutrality by 2060, China is planning to build the world’s biggest dam for a hydropower project on the Yarlung Tsango, or the Brahmaputra as it’s known in India. The river flows through Tibet, China, Bangladesh and India,.

But there are grave worries about the mega dam’s detrimental environmental impact, and how it might affect the downstream communities. The story of the Mekong river presents a cautionary precedent.

Insight 2021/2022

Insight 2021/2022 - S1: People of the Mekong fight for survival, in the shadow of China’s mega dams

16 Dec 2021 11:36pm

As part of its quest for carbon neutrality by 2060, China is planning to build the world’s biggest dam for a hydropower project on the Yarlung Tsango, or the Brahmaputra as it’s known in India. The river flows through Tibet, China, Bangladesh and India,.

But there are grave worries about the mega dam’s detrimental environmental impact, and how it might affect the downstream communities. The story of the Mekong river presents a cautionary precedent.

Insight 2021/2022

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