Project Description

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This report synthesises the findings of reports produced on the vulnerability of Mekong wetlands to climate change as part of the Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment project. It develops the ideas for adaptation measures to enhance the resilience of these wetlands to address both climate change and additional development pressures.

The purpose of the project was to undertake a climate change impact and vulnerability assessment of the wetlands in the Mekong basin and provide recommendations and options for effective adaptation at the regional level.

This study focuses on climate change impact on natural systems of wetlands and their functions rather than on the ecosystem services and human use values. However, these are very interconnected not least because users of wetlands also have their impacts on the natural systems and functions, and are the most important “players” in on-ground management and hence for implementing adaptation measures.