MYANMAR REDRAFTING NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Already party to the Paris Agreement and UN sustainable development goals for the reduction of hydrofluorocarbons, Myanmar is moving forward in revising its national environmental policy, which could be implemented as early as 2017. The new policy will address climate change, pollution, and waste from the expansion of industry, as well as environmental harm caused by natural resource exploitation. The final draft, developed by the Department of Environmental Conservation with help from the EU, has already gone through a period of comment and review and will be submitted to Myanmar’s National Environmental Conservation and Climate Change Central Committee for approval once it is complete. For the full story, see http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/nay-pyi-taw/24150-nation… and http://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/myanmar-draft-national-environmenta….