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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The wetlands of Savannakhet are crucial to the food security of Lao PDR, providing the country with most of its rice. But the area's rice farmers are facing greater flood risks since the Nam Theun 2 dam started operations further upstream.

Can Tho in southern Vietnam's Mekong Delta is a city often submerged under floods in the rainy season facing inundation from both sides: the Mekong River's channels and the rising sea tides.

The film looks at how scientific assessment is being done of the wetlands of Kulen Prom Tep in northern Cambodia. The scientists assess the ecology of the wetlands in relation to the biodiversity of the birds, soil and plants, and fish.

In northern Cambodia, the Kulen Prom Tep wetlands near Siem Reap, offer a range of benefits from water for household use and farming, to vegetables and small animals for good.

The burning of rice straw in the fields after the harvest is causing air pollution. In central Thailand's Suphanburi province, SN researchers are conducting assessments and raising awareness to prevent rice straw burning.

Uncertainty is central to the lives of people living along the Ayeyarwady River. Many local communities live with the knowledge that flash floods and river bank erosion can wash their houses and boats away.

In the dry and arid central region of Myanmar, water for drinking and farming is scarce. Village communities eke out a living growing peanuts and sesame, walking or using bullock carts over long distances to get water for their homes and farms.

The idea of sustainable development means that, for an intervention to be sustainable, it must take into account the social, economic, and environmental consequences it generates and lead to conscious choices in terms of trade-offs, synergies, and spinoffs it creates.

For a climate intervention to be sustainable, it must take into account not only the environmental, but also the social and economic consequences it generates.