Mekong Energy and Ecology Network
Mekong Energy and Ecology Network (MEE Net) addresses the emerging nexus of social and environmental problems arising from the rapid growth of the electricity sector in the Mekong region. Our regional network includes over 44 organizations and group spanning the countries of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
We are committed to the long-term process of fostering structural change in the region’s power sector development. Our mission and approaches lie in the areas of capacity-building, participatory and democratic processes, alternative technology and systems, and policy advocacy. We support people-centered processes that empower local groups, rather than top-down approaches to development. Ultimately, MEE Net seeks the environmentally sustainable, socially just and economically rational development of the power sector in the Mekong.
Recognizing the complex forces behind power sector development, MEE Net’s work is structured into three regional, overarching themes: Know Your Power aims to empower local communities to actively participate in the development of the power sector and its planning processes. The Transboundary Issues theme addresses the cross-border impacts of all electricity sector developments, including hydropower projects and coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Follow the Money Trail theme traces the flow of capital and investments across borders and around the region.