Tuesday, March 1, 2011
The Regional Working Group on Biodiversity Launched Our Rivers, Our Life Campaign: Children and Youth Action for the South East Asia Rivers Day
The Regional Working Group on Biodiversity was in front line with the peoples and communities in South East Asia have opposed the construction of mega-dams, large scale mining, and other destructive river developments, which harm rivers.
The Our Rivers, Our Life Campaign was launched in a very timely manner, the news coverage on the floods in Australia, earthquake in New Zealand and natural disasters in China, as the part of global environmental crisis.
February 22nd 2011, in 7 countries spontaneously, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, launched its campaign on “Our Rivers, Our Life” which focused on the right of a child to enjoy a clean and safe environment and calling for the South East Asia Rivers Day for children and youth to exercise the ecological child right.