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Putting people first

Updated Tuesday 21st June 2011

Pakawan Chuhfamanee is a member of the Thai National Mekong Committee working with Thai, Lao, Vietnamese and Cambodian governments to address the issue of climate change adaptation. Pollution is just one problem that she would like to solve, especially its impact on the people

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