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Jade Mining in Kachin State – Environmental Management Plans

This Advisory Paper (in English and Myanmar) advises how to achieve safer and more environmentally friendly practices in the jade mining areas of Lonkhin and Hpakant in Kachin State, with suggestions for inclusion of yemasay/scavengers.

Can Yangon Air Quality Be ‘Built Back Better’?

On 13 June, MCRB sponsored local youth environmental campaigners Air Quality Yangon to hold a Burmese-language webinar on the causes and consequences of poor air quality in Yangon.

Environmental Impact Assessments Should Ensure That Investors Address Adverse Impacts; They Are Not A Good Tool For Promoting Community Development

On 24 May, Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, gave a presentation to a webinar hosted for around 60 participants  by the Myanmar Environmental Assessment Association (MEAA) in which she explained the multiple meanings and understanding of ‘CSR’...

ေရနံေခ်ာင္းေဒသခံမ်ားအား ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိခုိက္မႈဆန္းစစ္ျခင္းႏွင့္ တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေသာ စီးပြားေရးဆုိင္ရာမ်ားကုိ သိရွိနားလည္ႏုိင္ေစရန္ အသိပညာေပးျခင္း

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အျပဳဌာန (MCRB) အေနျဖင့္ Green Future အဖဲြ႕အစည္းတုိ႔ ပူးေပါင္းၿပီ ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီလ ၁၀၊ ၁၁ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ေရနံေခ်ာင္းၿမိဳ႕၌ ‘တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေသာ စီးပြားေရးႏွင့္္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိခုိက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ျခင္း’ ဆုိင္ရာ သင္တန္းတစ္ခုကုိ ျပဳလုပ္က်င္းခဲ့ၿပီး တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့ေသာ သင္တန္းသားဦးေရေပါင္း ၃၅ ဝန္းက်င္ခန္္႔ ရွိပါသည္။ တက္ေရာက္ခဲ့သာ သင္တန္းသားမ်ားမွာ ေရနံေခ်ာင္းၿမိဳ႕မွ အရပ္ဖက္အဖဲြ႕အစည္းမ်ား၊ အလုပ္သမားမ်ား အဖဲြ႕အစည္းႏွင့္ တရုတ္၊ျမန္မာ ပုိက္လုိင္းျဖတ္သန္းသြားေသာ တစ္ေလွ်ာက္ရွိ ေရနံေခ်ာင္းၿမိဳ႕၏ ေက်းရြာမ်ားမွ လာေရာက္ၾကေသာ ေဒသခံမ်ား ျဖစ္ၾကပါသည္။ ထုိသင္တန္းကုိ ေရနံေခ်ာင္းၿမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ေရႊေရနံသာအေျခခံအလုပ္သမားအဖဲြ႕အစည္းရုံးခန္းတြင္ က်င္းပခဲ့ပါသည္။

MCRB Contributes to Successful First International Conference by Myanmar Environment Assessment Association

The First International Conference on Enviroment and Sustainable Development was held by Myanmar Environment Assessment Association on 8-9 January 2020 in Sule Shangri-la Hotel.

MCRB comments on the draft registration procedure for ‘3rd party’ EIA consultants

MCRB has supplied written comments to the ongoing consultation on the draft procedure for EIA consultant registration.

ေက်ာက္ျဖဴၿမိဳ႕ရွိ ေဒသခံမ်ားအတြက္ ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ထိခိုက္မႈဆန္းစစ္ျခင္း (EIA) ႏွင့္ အမ်ားျပည္သူပူးေပါင္းပါ ၀င္ျခင္း ဆိုင္ရာ အလုပ္ရံုေဆြးေႏြးပြဲက်င္းပ

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာန(MCRB) ႏွင့္ Scholar Institute တို႕ပူးေပါင္း၍ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂၉ ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ေက်ာက္ျဖဴၿမိဳ႕၌ “တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေသာ စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းႏွင့္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိခုိက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ျခင္း၏ အခန္းက႑” ဆုိင္ရာ သင္တန္းတစ္ခုကုိ ျပဳလုပ္က်င္းပခဲ့ပါသည္။

Government Should Give Early ‘Joined-Up’ Advice to Investors to Avoid Negative Impacts on Biodiversity

On 27 August, MCRB in cooperation with the Environmental Conservation Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) held a one day workshop for ministry staff involved in investment in a variety of sectors...

အရပ္ဖက္အဖြဲ႔အစည္းေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအတြက္  သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ဥပေဒဆိုင္ရာ စည္းရံုးလွူံေဆာ္မႈ စြမ္းေဆာင္ရည္ျမွင့္တင္သည့္ သင္တန္းေပးျခင္း

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာနႏွင့္ ဗားေမာက္ဥပေဒေက်ာင္းတုိ႔ ပူးေပါင္းၿပီး အရပ္ဖက္အဖဲြ႕အစည္းေခါင္းေဆာင္မ်ားအတြက္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ ဥပေဒဆုိင္ရာ စည္းရံုးလွုံေဆာ္မႈသင္တန္း တစ္ခုကုိျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ၿပီး ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံ၏ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ဆုိင

ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိခိုက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ျခင္းကို အမ်ား ျပည္သူ သိရွိနားလည္မႈ အားေကာင္းလာေစရန္ ေဆာင္ရြက္ျခင္း

MCRB worked with Vermont Law School (supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung), in cooperation with the Environmental Conservation Department (ECD) of MONREC, and local civil society networks, to hold workshops in Mandalay, Monywa, Taunggyi and Loikaw.

MCRB မွ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ဇီဝမ်ဳိးစံုမ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား၊ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းမ်ားဆိုင္ရာ စာတမ္းအႏွစ္ခ်ဳပ္အား ထုတ္ျပန္ျခင္း

MCRB has published a briefing paper intended to help business, civil society and government, particularly regulators, understand how some types of investment in Myanmar can negatively impact biodiversity and and thereby affect human rights.

Making the Links between Business, Human Rights and the Environment for Asia’s Legal Professionals

Vicky Bowman, MCRB Director, attended the 31st LAWASIA conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 3-5 November, attended by over 450 lawyers, mostly from commercial practice, from throughout the Asia region.

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ အေရွ႕ပိုင္းႏွင့္ ေတာင္ပုိင္းရွိ အရပ္ဖက္အဖဲြ႕အစည္းမ်ားအား  ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိခိုက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ျခင္းႏွင့္ တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေသာ စီးပြားေရး လုပ္ငန္းဆိုင္ရာမ်ားကုိ သိရွိနားလည္ႏုိင္ေစရန္ အသိပညာေပးျခင္း

ဇြန္လတြင္ အစျပဳက်င္းပခဲ့ေသာ အလုပ္ရုံေဆြးေႏြးပဲြ၏ ေနာက္ဆက္တဲြအေနျဖင့္ သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးႏွင့္ ေတာင္သူလယ္သမားဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးေရး အဖဲြ႕အစည္း (ရွမ္း) ႏွင့္ ေမတၱာဖံြ႕ၿဖိဳးေရး ေဖာင္ေဒးရွင္းႏွင့္အတူ ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑ တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အထာက္အကူျပဳဌာနတုိ႔ ပူးေပ

Working with Community Groups in Shan State on Responsible Business and EIA

Hnin Wut Yee and Aung Kyaw Soe were speakers at a workshop in Taunggyi for civil society organizations on “Responsible Business and the Role of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)” on 7/8 June...

ပလပ္စတစ္ညစ္ညမ္းမႈကို အေကာင္းဆံုးတိုက္ဖ်က္နိုင္ရန္  သန္႔ျမန္မာ တြင္ MCRB  ပါဝင္မည္

ျမန္မာ့ စီးပြားေရးက႑တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာန (MCRB)သည္ လြန္ခဲ့ေသာႏွစ္ အေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားကပင္ အခမ္းအနားမ်ားက်င္းပရာတြင္ ပလပ္စတစ္ညစ္ညမး္မႈကို တိုက္ဖ်က္ႏိုင္ေရးအတြက္ ဟိုတယ္မ်ားကို ေတာင္းဆိုခဲ့သည္။

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ဇီဝမ်ဳိးစံုမ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား၊လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းတို႔ႀကားရွိ အဆက္အသြယ္မ်ားအား ခိုင္မာအားေကာင္းေစျခင္း

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းတာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာနသည္ Helmsley ပရဟိတအဖြဲ႕၏ အေထာက္အပံ့ျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရွိ ဇီဝမ်ဳိးစံု မ်ဳိးကြဲမ်ား၊ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရးႏွင့္ စီးပြားေရးလုပ္ငန္းတို႔ႀကား ရွိေနသည့္ ဆက္သြယ္မႈမ်ား အထူးသျဖင့္ အသက္ေမြးဝမ္းေႀကာင္းမႈဆိုင္ရာ အခြင္

Our Biggest Challenge as Consultants is Companies Refusing to Admit Projects Could Have Negative Impacts

MCRB, together with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Conservation (MONREC) and Vermont Law School, with support from Heinrich Boll Foundation, held a workshop for local Environmental Impact Assessment Consultants...

Vicky Bowman: It’s the many impacts of business on the environment which are of most concern.

Interview with MCRB Director Vicky Bowman by the Global New Light Of Myanmar.

MCRB Welcomes Launch of Burmese Version of the IFC Performance Standards

Vicky Bowman spoke on 27 April in Novotel Yangon at the launch of the Burmese translation of the Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.

The Public is Still in the Dark on Environmental Impact Assessments

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business today published a Survey Update which examines how many Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE) have been disclosed.

‘Environmental Impact Assessments in Myanmar’ Workshop

On 12 September 2016, MCRB and ERM co-organised a discussion on ‘Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) in Myanmar’ with civil society organisations (CSOs), with the objective of sharing experience and knowledge of EIAs.

Second training workshop held for local EIA consultants

On 30 September 2016, Vermont Law School (VLS) and MCRB co-organised a second training session for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultants in Yangon.

Building the Capacity of Local EIA Consultants

On 12 August 2016, Vermont Law School (VLS) and MCRB with the support from Heinrich-Böll Stiftung co-organised a training session for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultants in Yangon.

ကမ္းလြန္ေရနံႏွင့္သဘာဝဓာတ္ေငြ႔လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအတြက္ ထိေရာက္ေသာ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိခိုက္မႈဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ တည္ေဆာက္ျခင္း

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာန (MCRB) မွ ဦးေဆာင္ၿပီး ဇြန္လ ၁၁ ရက္ေန႔ က ေန႔ျပည္ေတာ္တြင္ က်င္းပေသာအစည္းအေ၀း တြင္ အစိုးရႏွင့္အတူ ေရနံႏွင့္သဘာ၀ ဓာတ္ေငြ႔ကုမႊဏီမ်ား အတူတကြလက္တြဲၿပီး ၂၀၁၆-၂၀၁၇ ကာလ၏ ေရနံတြင္းတူးျခင္း လုပ္ငန္းမ်ားအပါအဝင္ ေရွ့ဆ

သဘာဝပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ဆိုင္ရာ ကိစၥရပ္သည္  ငပလီေဒသ အရွည္တည္တံ႕သည့္ ခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္း အတြက္ အဓိကအေရးပါသည့္ ကိစၥရပ္ျဖစ္

Hanns Seidal Foundation (HSF) ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑ တာဝန္ယူမူရွိေရးအေထာက္အကူ ျပဳဌာန (MCRB) တို႕ပူးေပါင္း၍ ပထမဆံုးအႀကိမ္ နယ္ပယ္အသီးသီးမွ ခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္းႏွင့္သက္ဆိုင္သူမ်ား ပါဝင္သည့္ အလုပ္ရုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတစ္ရပ္အား 2016 ေမလ ၁၁ ရက္ေန႕မွ ၁၃ ရက္ေန႕အထိ  င

သုေတသနအရ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိခုိက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္ (EIA)ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာမႈ မျပည့္စံုသည္ကို ေတြ႔ရွိရ

ျမန္မာ့စီးပြားေရးက႑ တာဝန္ယူမႈရွိေရး အေထာက္အကူျပဳဌာန (MCRB) က ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ထိခုိက္မႈ ဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္ (EIA)ႏွင့္ ကနဦး ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ေလ့လာဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္ (IEE) ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာမႈ မည္မွ်ရွိသည္ကို ေလ့လာထားေသာ စစ္တမ္းတစ္ခုထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့သည္

Local voices still need to be heard in Wan Hsala village, Shan State

Hnin Wut Yee, Research and Outreach Manager at MCRB has written a blog on the impacts of a Salween/Thanlwin dam project at Tasang on local women in Wan Sala village.

Some Pointers for Public Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment

On 24 February 2016, MCRB and PACT MPE (Mekong Partnership for Environment) co-organised a discussion in Yangon of public participation in EIA with the objectives of sharing experience which could be used to guide development of regional guidelines on pub

Myanmar Emissions Guidelines

Myanmar Emissions Guidelines

in ရင္းျမစ္မ်ား

The first set of Myanmar National Environmental Quality Guidelines to regulate emissions in a number of sectors were released on 29 December 2015.

MCRB Welcomes Adoption of the Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures and Calls for Effective Implementation and Enforcement

The Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF) has adopted its long-awaited Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures which have been put together with the help of the Asian Development Bank.

Tertiary Education Sector is Essential for Effective Environmental Impact Assessment in Myanmar

Vicky Bowman was invited to speak to a conference on Myanmar Geosciences Futures hosted at Yangon University with the support of the British Council and the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 20 January.

Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures

The Myanmar Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures (MOECAF Notification 616 of 29 December 2015) are available in Burmese, with an unofficial English translation of the Procedures and Annex 1 in English.

Amnesty International slams abusive, poorly regulated Myanmar mining industry

Amnesty International is calling for investigations by Canada and China into potential human rights abuses and illegal activity relating to the Monywa copper mining operation in Myanmar.

Myanmar and CSR: Creating and Implementing Successful Strategy

Vicky Bowman has co-authored a blog with Inle Advisory Group on what CSR means in and for Myanmar. Foreign businesses are expected to be a major player in the development of the country. We offer the following recommendations to assist in thinking through

The Private Sector’s Experience and Expectations of Environmental and Social Safeguards

On February 10th 2014, Vicky Bowman gave a presentation (English/Myanmar) on ‘The Private Sector’s Experience and Expectations of Environmental and Social Safeguards’ to an ADB-sponsored National Seminar on Myanmar’s Country Safeguards System, Naypyidaw

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