October 25th 2019: A successful meeting was held to present results of phase I of the Environmental Programme between Myanmar and Norway (2015-2018), and introduce the second phase of the programme (2019-2023). The meeting was held at the International Business Center, Yangon with the Director General of Forest Department and Minister Counselor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, delivering the welcome words. Representatives from institutions of each project under the cooperation programme presented results and achievements of  Phase I. This was followed by presentations of work plans, expected targets and outputs in Phase II of the programme. Participants from implementing partners, line departments and NGOs provided feedback and engaged in open discussions on suggestions and clarifications afterwards. The Deputy Director General of ECD and Ingrid Nesheim (programme co-ordinator, NIVA) provided closing remarks.

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June 4th 2019: The Myanmar Norway bilateral Environmental Agreement proceeds to phase two.

Myanmar has placed high priority on enhancing the protection of its biodiversity and habitats to conserve its natural heritage. However, ongoing deforestation and forests degradation have resulted in decreased forest cover, destruction of habitats and ecosystems, and loss of biodiversity. Norwegian institutions and Myanmar authorities are collaborating for improved environmental management. After four years, The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) has been given the responsibility for coordinating the second phase of the program. Read more at niva.no.