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Environmental Governance


Plastic Atlas

The Plastic Atlas has the hard facts, data and figures to prove that the story of plastic that industry is telling us is a myth. We need urgent and drastic reductions in plastic production and consumption and regulation at the local, national and global level that tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Perspectives Asia: Asia for Future

Perspectives Asia: Asia for Future

This edition of Perspectives Asia presents the work of climate change activists in Asia who are calling their governments and people to action. With contributions from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.


China-Myanmar Economic Corridor: Challenges and Opportunities

The workshop on Belt and Road Initiative; Challenges and Opportunities was conducted in Sagaing, Magway and Mandalay region. With the support of HBS Myanmar, local and international experts were invited and discussed on the challenges and opportunities of economic corridor of Myanmar and China, and its potential benefit and loss. This proceeding report written in Burmese included detail discussion of parliamentarian and CSO in three workshops.

Political Culture

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Myanmar on the road towards the 2020 elections

Myanmar’s elections are scheduled for 8 November 2020. In July 2020, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Yangon office, has commissioned a remote assessment by an international elections specialist to take stock of the pre-electoral situation and shed light on open questions and ongoing developments. The assessment, based on past experiences and worldwide good practices for election implementation, takes the Covid-19 pandemic situation into account and provides important recommendations for electoral stakeholders.

Perspective Asia: Nationalisms and Populisms in Asia

The issue of this 7th Perspectives Asia aims to draw a fine line between different forms of nationalism. The articles from various Asian countries focus on strategies and political styles adopted by populist leaders and explain how nationalistic and religious ideas are distorted by politics.

Perspectives Asia: DigitalAsia

Over the last years, Asia has undergone an impressive digital transformation. Large parts of the continent have turned from the world’s factory into a creative industry.The different contributions across the continent highlight both the opportunities and risks of digitalization in Asia.

The Contribution of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Advancing Women’s Political Participation and Effectiveness: A Case of the Mon Women Movement in Myanmar

Following decades of military dictatorship which denied Myanmar the benefits of an inclusive democracy, the new government continues to fall short: Women remain underrepresented. This paper focusses on the contribution of a growing CSO-led women’s movement to political participation and effectiveness, and highlights opportunities to maximize such efforts.

Private Games?

The Rio Olympics have already cost more public money than official numbers show. An analysis by Julia Bustamante and Caio Lima, Instituto Políticas Alternativas para o Cone Sul (PACS).

The Commons

Should the commons be solely managed by the goverment and market?  We could do it by ourselves!  Download the Burmese version of "The Commons" written by Maung Myint Zaw and Nwet Kay Khine here.

Coal Atlas: Facts and figures on a fossil fuel

Our Coal Atlas contains the latest facts and figures on the use of coal and its environmental and social consequences. With more than 60 detailed graphics, the atlas illustrates the coal industry’s impact on nature, health, labour, human rights and politics.


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