Inequalities and environmental changes in the Mekong region: A systematic mapping

TitleInequalities and environmental changes in the Mekong region: A systematic mapping
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Year of Publication2021
AuthorsHuynh_Thi_Phuong_Linh _, Espagne E, Lagrée S, Drogoul A
Paginationi-ii, 1-54
Key themesDispossession-grabbing, Environment, Gender, MarginalisedPeople, MigrationLabour, Policy-law

How do accelerating environmental changes impact inequalities and how do rising inequalities affect in reverse environmental dynamics? This paper is built on a systematic mapping (2019 – 2021) studying the relationship between those two crucial aspects in five Mekong Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. 14570 scientific and grey literatures were collected and screened by title and abstract, and fulltext. 2355 items (1978-2020) are included for the systematic mapping. Overall, articles that directly discuss inequalities in relation with environmental changes are rare and recent. Three domains are dominant: resource access and right issues (967 items); climate change and disaster impacts (533 items); and a growing interest on pollution (299 items). Gaps in knowledge are identified in various realms. A repository is built with an open access to all abstract- selected references to support further research and projects on sub-topics of the inequality- environmental change nexus, and support science-based policy decisions.


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