Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam – Report Series

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Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam - Report Series The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient [...]

An overview of climate resilient rural infrastructure demonstration sites in Vietnam

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Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure Demonstration Sites Northern Vietnam experiences some of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most intense storms. With climate change, these storms may [...]

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.

Pacific Adaptation – Report Series

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Capacity Development TA 7394-REG was undertaken over 15 months from October 2010. The project focused on enhancing the capacity of five PDMCs’ – Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste – for adopting and implementing a national climate change adaptation strategy and associated action plans.

Thailand Yom Basin Maps, Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation

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ICEM developed a number of maps for the project Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation in Thailand. The objective of the project was to improve water resources management through the design and implementation of improved decision making processes for integrated water resources, flood and drought management.

Khone Falls, Champasak Province, Lao PDR

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The Khone Falls fish pass study is the first of its kind in the Mekong region. For the most part, fish pass design has been based on studies conducted outside the Mekong region and with a focus on fish species not found in the Mekong River. The project aims to assess the swimming capabilities of migratory fish species in the Khone Falls to help design fish passes that are tailored to the needs and capabilities of Mekong fish species.

Climate Change Impact Assessment of the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project – Final Report

2020-01-10T15:22:15+07:00

In 2014/2015, ICEM conducted a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) of the proposed Nam Ngiep Hydropower 1 Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR. The overall objective of the study was to assess the climate risk of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR, and to identify measures to increase its climate resilience.

Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns

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Natural systems are the essential foundation for Mekong town development and rehabilitation. The Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns is a seven-volume kit that promotes the maintenance and use of natural systems as a key strategy for building sustainability and resilience in urban areas. Prepared for the Asian Development Bank by ICEM as part of the award-winning TA 8186, the resource kit is built on the experience and expertise of a wide variety of professionals from the Mekong region and abroad.

POSTER: Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative

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This informational poster was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative to give an overview of the project objectives, outputs, and monitoring. It was presented at the WLE Myanmar Project Launch in March 2015. > Visit the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative project page for more information.

Delta Tools A0 and A3 Maps

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ICEM developed a series of maps for the World Bank's DELTA Tools for the Mekong Delta project. The project covered climate change and its potential impacts on infrastructure in the Mekong Delta. As such, ICEM's maps focused on flooding, salinity, and erosion as well as socio-economic topics such as population density and land use.

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 [...]

Using Strategic Environmental Assessment to Inform the Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020 of Vietnam

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ICEM conducted this strategic environmental assessment (SEA) with the MARD Directorate of Forestry and the World Bank within the framework of negotiations on a Public Investment Reform Development Policy Loan between the World Bank and the Government of Vietnam. The SEA offers a rapid assessment of three Provincial Forest Protection and Development Plans (FPDPs) and provides guidance for the development of the National Forestry Master Plan 2010–2020 and wider decision making in the forestry sector in Vietnam.

REDD+ in Nepal: A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Nepal’s REDD+ Strategy

2020-01-10T15:22:21+07:00

Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the SESA presents a brief history of forest management in Nepal, forest types, and key environmental issues. It also outlines the reality of climate change vulnerability and impacts in Nepal, and highlights some of the important linkages, issues and potential trade-offs when considering strategic options to achieve REDD+.

REDD+ in Nepal: An Environmental and Social Management Framework

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Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the ESMF provides a framework for effective management of environmental and social issues in implementing the REDD+ Strategy. It seeks to both enhance the environmental and social development benefits of REDD+ actions and projects and mitigate any adverse impacts.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Non Timber Forest Products and Crop Wild Relatives Report

2020-01-10T15:22:23+07:00

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) make a significant contribution to national and local economies and may make up over 30% of the income of individual farming families. They are essential for food security, medical remedies, fiber and furniture, and provide resins and essential oils - the raw materials for pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and other chemicals. Pressures upon land and natural resources have meant that the remaining sources for these natural products are protected areas. There is a strong financial incentive for sustainable management of this resource.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Socio-economic Report

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This Social and Economic Assessment complements the other sectoral reports in the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study by assessing the vulnerability to climate change of two critical sectors of household livelihood systems: health and rural infrastructure. Human health is critical to livelihoods because it is the foundation of productivity in all activities. Inadequate health access limits the capacity of individuals to farm, fish, gather NTFPs, or attend to livestock. Moreover, adequate health ensures the nutritional benefits of food consumption are realized and is an important, but often forgotten, component of food security. The inability of one working member of a household to work due to poor health reduces household income and therefore impacts on the income and food security of all members of a household and potentially the broader community.