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Preliminary Evaluation of the Ecological Attributes of the Fish Fauna of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River System

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Rapid economic development has seen Vietnam’s energy demand grow at a rate of 13-15% per annum over the last decade, leading to chronic and severe power shortages, and plans for extensive hydropower development. The Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin in central Vietnam will be one of the first areas to see increased hydropower development with 8 major and at least 34 minor hydro installations planned for completion over the next 10 years.

Vietnam’s vanishing wildlife: the new threat of climate change 

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Climate change threatens species-rich habitats in protected lands in Vietnam. Temperature […]

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development — Final Reports

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In 2012, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) contracted the consortium of ICEM–International Centre for Environment Management (ICEM) and Economic Consulting Associates (ECA) to undertake a […]

Natural Systems and Climate Change Resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin

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> View and download the Natural Systems and Climate Change Resilience in the Lower Mekong Basin report

This report draws from the past decade of climate change and […]

Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief

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This brief introduces the main environmental assessment […]

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Summary Report

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The Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) was designed to serve as a model approach, describing the impacts on key livelihood sectors of the LMB including agriculture, capture fisheries and aquaculture, livestock, natural systems, health, and rural infrastructure.

Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong: Headlines

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This Headlines document offers a brief synopsis of important findings from the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Key Final Results

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This Key Final Results document offers a brief synopsis of the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong methodology and key findings. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.

Mekong ARCC: Priority Province Summaries

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An important output of the Mekong ARCC Climate Study is the identification of climate change hotspots. By determining the ranges where temperature, rainfall, and soil characteristics at specific geographic locations create conditions that transform ecosystems and alter productivity of crops, livestock, and aquatic systems, a better understanding is gained of how climate change will impact community livelihood and subsistence options.
Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors

BRIEF: Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors

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Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Summary Report

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Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Brief

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The Greater Mekong Subregion […]

BRIEF: ICEM CAM: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Methodology

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The Asia Pacific region is likely to experience significant adverse impacts from climate change. In response to these challenges, ICEM developed an […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese Experience

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This policy brief provides an overview of relevant biodiversity issues for those carrying out assessments or studies relating to hydropower development in Vietnam. The Brief […]

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BRIEF: Water Pollution Control Funds in Vietnam

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This policy brief explores the role of environmental funds for helping control water pollution in Vietnam. Pollution control funds are urgently […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 3: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience

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Hydropower development is proceeding on a rapid and comprehensive scale for maximising power and profits but with only rudimentary or even misleading […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 4: SEA as an Assessment Tool Policy Brief

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Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience:
The use of Strategic Environmental Assessment as an assessment tool:

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Hydropower development […]

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POLICY BRIEF: Building Vietnam’s Protected Areas System: Policy and institutional innovations required for progress

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This policy brief outlines the critical requirements for the establishment of Vietnam’s  protected areas system. The brief considers the achievements of the past two decades , and recognises […]