Proceedings of the XIV European-Asian Law Congress "The Value of Law" (EAC-LAW 2020)

Problems of Correlation of Environmental and Economic Aspects When Using the Mekong River by Coastal States

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Nguyen Thi Kim Anh
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Nguyen Thi Kim Anh
Available Online 7 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201205.047How to use a DOI?
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economic benefits, joint use of the Mekong River, biodiversity, climate change, hydropower
Abstract

The Lower Mekong Basin is entering a crisis period during which upcoming development decisions will be reflected in the economy for decades. Due to pending economic decisions regarding the development of hydropower, the expansion of industry, fisheries and the agricultural economy in the region, sectors and countries cannot afford to continue to work independently. In order to create a sustainable and prosperous economic future for all countries of the basin, we must understand the relationship between the economic benefits of planned water projects and environmental conservation. In fact, a regulatory regime for sharing water resources will be established and sustainable only when coastal states clearly identify priority economic incentives and act in accordance with international law. It should be noted that almost economic activities in the Mekong Basin at different levels rely on the ecosystem and its resources. Despite the fact that the Mekong River Commission is a successful example in regulating the joint use of water resources, as well as in coordinating interests between coastal-member states, coastal-nonmember states and donor states, this mechanism reflects the shortcomings in maintaining the economic and economic balance. In the global climate change context, the author calls for the need to develop a legal mechanism with the full participation of all coastal states for the sustainable development of the basin.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the XIV European-Asian Law Congress "The Value of Law" (EAC-LAW 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
7 December 2020
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978-94-6239-290-8
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201205.047How to use a DOI?
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© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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