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Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia – Myanmar Component

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Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Myanmar

About:The project will enable increased capacity building and knowledge sharing among selected Southeast […]

Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia – ASEAN Component

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Donor: Asian Development Bank (ADB)     |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam […]

Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI): Community Mapping for Can Tho, Vietnam

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Donor: World Bank |    Duration: 2017   |    Location: Vietnam

About: Can Tho City plays a major role in the socio-economic development […]

ESIA and ESMP for Sub-project 1, ESA for Stretch 1, and ESMP Monitoring and Reporting during Construction of Sub-project 1

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Donor: The International Development Association (IDA) / World Bank |    Duration: 2017-2018   |    Location: Myanmar

About: In view of the importance of inland waterway transportation […]

Cambodia Green Urban Development Program for GGGI

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In 2013, with the support of GGGI, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) approved a National Policy and Strategic Plan for Green Growth for the period 2013-2030. This plan aims to turn Cambodia into a green economy through the more effective use of natural resources, wider promotion of environmental sustainability, creating opportunities for green jobs and the adoption of green technologies, improving access to green finance and encouraging green investment.

Measuring, Understanding and Adapting to Nexus trade-offs in the 3S River Basins

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The Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok are transboundary tributaries of the Mekong River. The 3S basins, as they are collectively known, are richly endowed with natural resources and make an important contribution to national and regional development. However, there is a critical need to understand and respond to the risks inherent in the current "growth at all costs" paradigm. The purpose of the study is to improve the quality of planning and investment in the 3S region.

POSTER: Community Based River Health Monitoring Poster Series

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This poster presentation was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative, and displayed at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and […]

A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Hydropower Sector in Myanmar

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Donor / Partner: International Finance Corporation (IFC)    |    Duration: 2016-2017   |    Location: Myanmar

About: The aim of the SEA for the hydropower sector in […]

Income for Coastal Communities for Mangrove Protection

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Donor: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) | Duration: 2015-2016 | Location: Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam

About: Mangroves provide a wide array of benefits to coastal […]

Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP)

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Donor / Partner: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)   |   Duration: 2016-2017  |  Location: Thailand, Lao PDR

About: Phase 1 of the Development Plan of International Navigation on […]

Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Integrated Disaster Risk Management

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Many towns and cities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are facing increased vulnerability and exposure due to climate extremes combined with rapid and unplanned expansion of urban population and infrastructure. These towns are susceptible to flooding, drought, storms and other natural hazards, which are likely to become more frequent and more severe with climate change. This will negatively affect human settlements and economic activities in the region.

Lower Mekong Initiative Environment and Water Pillar Training Program

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Held in Bangkok on 24-27 May 2016, the ‘SEA process, tools and lessons from the lower Mekong region energy sector’ workshop was organized by PACT Thailand as part of its Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Environment and Water Pillar Training Program (PTP). The workshop had two objectives:

Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in Cambodia

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Donor / Partner:  World Bank (WB)  |   Duration: 2016-2017  |  Location: Cambodia

About: Typhoon Ketsana, which made landfall in late September 2009, was one of the worst storms to ever hit […]

Cambodian farmers planting rice

Community-based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) and Farmer Water Users Community (FWUC) Support

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Donor / Partner: ADB    |    Duration: 2015-2017   |    Location: Cambodia

About: Cambodia experiences flood and drought and their associated risks on an almost annual basis. Rural […]

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam

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Donor / Partner: GIZ    |    Duration: 2015-2016   |    Location: Viet Nam

About: Vietnam is a biodiversity hotspot. Large forests and local and migrating wildlife contribute to Vietnam’s […]

Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action Project for GGGI

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About: Urban areas are recognised internationally as a critical component for realising green growth. Cities concentrate environmental issues from air and water pollution, solid waste and GHG emissions, and frequently face challenges posed by poor drainage, sanitation and flood control. Moreover, providing urban services and infrastructure offers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of provision while increasing resilience and addressing social and economic development needs.

Lao PDR Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments for Rural Infrastructure

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Lao PDR is among the least developed countries in the world and, according to IPPC findings, is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Because of the region's high poverty rates and low development progress, livelihoods that are already affected by the impacts of existing climate variability become highly sensitive to climate change.

Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative (MK23 and MK24)

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About: The Salween River lies at the cross roads of Asia linking South and Southeast Asia with Tibetan Plateau and providing a home and well-being to more than 13 distinct ethnic groups and 10 million people. As Myanmar develops, the relationship between the river’s stakeholders and the underlying biophysical system changes. New stakeholders are emerging with new values and needs and are placing new demands and pressures on the river and the health of the system. In this context, efforts to understand the health of river ecosystems and the values which different stakeholders ascribe to the goods and services derived from the river system will help set a benchmark of how development decisions at the national, provincial and local level will impact on different user groups.

Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning

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About: Action to tackle climate change in Cambodia is crucial. Cambodia will be a hotspot for climate change in the region. Average maximum daily temperatures in the wet season are projected to increase from between 1.7 to 5.3°C. Average dry season temperatures will also increase with a range of between 1.5 to 3.5°C. Trends in precipitation are also expected to change over the coming decades. Seasonal variability in rainfall patterns will grow, resulting in wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons.

Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study

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About: Biochar provides an innovative solution for GMS gender-responsive and climate-friendly agriculture. Biochar is the carbon rich product produced when biomass such as such as wood, manure or leaves, is heated with little or no available oxygen. It is added to soils to improve soil functions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. Using biomass to produce biochar can release much less smoke that open burning by conventional practices that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases.

Climate change impact assessment of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 hydropower project

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About: The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project is a hydropower generation facility planned for a location in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) within the lower Nam Ngiep Catchment approximately 145 kilometres (km) northeast of Vientiane and approximately 50 km north of Pakxan. The Nam Ngiep is a tributary to the Mekong River, joining the Mekong immediately upstream of Pakxan. Primary components of the Project are a concrete gravity dam, storage reservoir, main power station and re-regulation power station, and power regulation and transmission facilities.

PAD2 — Protected Areas, Development, and Climate Change in the GMS

Duration: 2014-2017   |    Location: GMS — Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, China

About: The Greater Mekong Subregion is a global biodiversity hotspot. It is home to one […]

DELTA (DEveloping Long Term Adaptation) Tools for the Mekong Delta

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About: The Mekong Basin with its complex monsoon climate is highly exposed to climate change. Average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 3-5°C by mid-century with average wet season precipitation increasing by 3-14% (USAID, 2013). For the floodplain areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam, increases in wet precipitation will be coupled with increased peak daily precipitation events and drier dry seasons, compounding water availability issues by making wet seasons wetter and dry seasons drier (USAID, 2013).

MK3: Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments

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Donor / Partner: CGIAR   |    Duration: 2012-2013   |    Location: Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand

While many hydropower projects in the Mekong Basin claim to be multiple […]

Nepal Readiness for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (REDD+)

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About: Nepalese people are highly dependent on forests and forest products to fulfill energy demands and for timber for construction and maintenance of houses and buildings. The main reasons for the conversion of forest areas are encroachment for resettlement/agriculture, and acquisition of forest area for infrastructure development including road expansion.

Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank | Duration: 2013-2015 | Location: Bankok, Thailand 

 During the last quarter of 2011, Thailand experienced its worst flooding since 1942. […]

Sustainable Urban Energy and Emissions Planning Phase III: Energizing Green Growth of Danang City (SUEEP III)

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Donor / Partner: World Bank | Duration: 2013-2014 | Location: Da Nang, Vietnam

About: The Dang Nang City Government has made a strong commitment to sustainable […]

Climate Resilience in Cities in the GMS

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About: Rapid urbanization is taking place in South East Asia, with cities in the region expanding five times faster than those in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Urban growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the next 50-100 years is expected to be primarily experienced in small and medium-sized cities and peri-urban areas along existing and new growth corridors. Many of these areas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Study of the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower on the Mekong Delta

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The Mekong Delta is affected by upstream development – often in ways not fully understood and with uncertain impacts on natural, social and economic systems which sustain life and well being for millions of people in Vietnam. With expanding plans for major developments on the mainstream and its tributaries, those impacts are likely to become much more serious. Vietnam and its riparian neighbours do not have adequate scientific understanding for informed decision making on Mekong mainstream hydropower projects, especially on their downstream effects.

Strengthening Environmental Management and Land Administration

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Donor / Partner:   MONRE    /    SIDA    |     Duration: 2005-2010     |     Location: Vietnam

About:  ICEM was one of three international organizations in a consortium providing the technical backing […]

Survey on the Revolving Fund for Household Sewerage in Binh Duong and Vinh Phuc

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Donor / Partner: JICA    |    Duration: 2009-2010   |    Location: Vietnam
About: The overall objectives of this study into household pollution in were Vietnam twofold. Firstly, the study aimed to assess household […]

Survey of the Pollution in the Dong Nai River Basin and Danang

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Donor / Partner: JICA    |    Duration: 2010   |    Location: Vietnam

About: ICEM conducted a background study to inform the design of a USD 50 million water pollution control fund sponsored […]

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

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About: The Mekong River Basin faces a grave threat from climate change. Communities and governments must work together to develop and promulgate adaptation strategies that preserve the lives and livelihoods of some 60 million people. ICEM is working with DAI and SEA START as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) project to generate new data, new approaches and to spur adaptive change in the Mekong River Basin.

Mainstreaming Climate Change Risk Management in Development in Nepal

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About: The Government of Nepals (GoN’s) National Adaptation Programme of Action for Climate Change (NAPA) outlines 43 adaptation measures grouped into nine priority areas or ‘profiles’. Stemming from the NAPA, a Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) has been developed focusing on long-term interventions aimed at enhancing climate resilience in Nepal. Mainstreaming climate change risk management in development is a technical assessment component of the SPCR. The expected outcome is that the GoN’s infrastructure development programs, policies and projects incorporate safeguards to address the effects of climate change.

Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam

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About: The objective of the project in northern Vietnam is to demonstrate effective bio-engineered solutions which, where possible, provide ‘win-win’ outcomes for resilience of rural infrastructure to climate risk and opportunities for community livelihood enhancement.
Vietnam support for National Target Program on Climate Change

National Target Program on Climate Change – Focus on Energy and Transport – Vietnam

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Donor / Partner:    Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |   Duration:   2012-2014    |    Location:    Vietnam   

About: ICEM in association with NIRAS and RCEE has been contracted by the Asian […]

Capacity Development Manual for the UNECE Protocol on SEA

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Donor / Partner: UNECE    |    Duration: 2003-2005   |    Location: 36 Signatory Countries to the UNECE SEA Protocol

About: ICEM developed a manual for the  capacity development programs concerning the practical […]

SEA of Hydropower and Biodiversity in Vietnam

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Donor / Partner:  World Bank (WB)    |     Duration: 2005-2006    |     Location: Vietnam

About: This project aimed to demonstrate the value of SEA in integrating biodiversity considerations into the […]

Review Status of SEA in the Greater Mekong Subregion

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 | Location: Mekong region – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, […]

SEA of the Hydropower Master Plan in the context of the Power Development Plan VI

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / GMS Environment Operations Center | Duration: 2006 | Location: Vietnam

About: The study Strategic Environmental Assessment […]

National Industrial Pollution Sources Survey

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Donor / Partner: World Bank  (WB)     |     Duration: 2005-2006     |     Location: Vietnam

About: The NIPS, Vietnam focuses on the manufacturing sector. This was the most comprehensive assessment of industrial pollution […]

Industrial Pollution Sources Survey of the Cau and Day/Nhue River Basins

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE     |     Duration: 2007     |     Location: Vietnam

About: The water resources management studies carried in […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |    Duration: 2008-2009   |    Location: Lao PDR   
About: The Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) is rich in natural resources and experiencing rapid […]

SEA of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River Basin Hydropower Plan

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / MOI / EVN / MONRE    |    Duration: 2006-2007     |    Location: Vietnam
About: The overall goal of the MDCC Forum was to build […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Ministry of Environment in Indonesia

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Donor / Partner: DANIDA    |    Duration: 2010     |    Location: Indonesia

About: This project was part of the Danish Indonesia Environmental Sector Programme. The purpose of the support was to assist the […]

Chu Yang Sin National Park Assessment

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Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB) / Bird Life International (source of financing: World Bank GEF)     |    Duration: 2010     |    Location: Vietnam

About:The assessment of road and trail in the Chu Long […]

Financial Sustainability for National Systems of Protected Areas – Vietnam

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Donor / Partner:  UNDP, GRF, UK Environment and Development Group (EDG) – In Thailand: MONRE, UNDP, WWF  / In Vietnam : UNDP, MARD   |    […]

The Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region

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Donor / Partner:    AusAID    |    Duration:  2013     |    Location: Vietnam, Cambodia, Lao PDR

About: The Mekong River has varied hydrological regime and its hydrology has […]

Increasing the Role of Renewables in the Mekong Power Supply

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Donor / Partner:   AusAID / CGIAR |    Duration:  2012-2013    |    Location: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR

About: Renewable energy technologies contribute only a modest proportion of electricity supply […]

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 […]

Biodiversity Planning in Asia

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Donors/ Technical Partners:  IUCN – The World Conservation Union / United Nations Development Program / United Nations Development Program / United Nations Environment Program / The Global […]

Action Plan for Improving Forest Management and Conservation in the South-East Agro-Ecological Region of Vietnam

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Donor / Partner: Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF)/ Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnam    |    Duration: 2003-2004   |    Location: Vietnam

About: ICEM provided the […]

Protected Areas Policy Reform Project in Vietnam

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Donors: IUCN – World Conservation Union / Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) / MONRE / Ministry of Fisheries / United Nations Development Program    |    […]

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

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Donor / Partner: CEPF    |    Location: Vietnam

The Government  of Vietnam has embarked on a major expansion of the hydropower sector which is  transforming the aquatic […]

Economic Instruments in Indonesia

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About: The Danish government has supported environmental reform in Indonesia through an Environmental Support Programme since 2005. The second phase of cooperation ran from 2008 to 2012 and included a component on improving institutional capacity of public sector institutions, requiring the input of ICEM expertise.

Drinking Water Quality Management in Rural Lao PDR

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Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB)| Duration: 2011-2012 | Location: Lao PDR 
About: Nam Saat, under the Department of Hygiene in the Ministry of Health, is […]

Wetlands Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam

 About:  The purpose of the project is to undertake a climate change […]

Mekong Delta Bridges Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

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Donor / Partner:   Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |    Duration:  2011-2012    |    Location: Vietnam

About: ICEM is working to provide detailed guidance on how to climate proof the […]

Rapid Assessment of the Extent and Impact of Sea Level Rise in Vietnam

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 Donor / Partner:    |    Duration:  2008    |    Location: Vietnam

About: The rapid assessment undertaken by ICEM consisted of two separate steps:

One goal of the ICEM […]

Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation in Ho Chi Minh City

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) / HCMC Peoples Committee   |    Duration: 2008-2009    |    Location: Vietnam

About: Commenced in early 2008 and submitted for review in […]

O Mon IV Power Plant Rapid Climate Change Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

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Donor / Partner:  The Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration    |    Location: Vietnam

About: Climate change has the potential to exacerbate the risk associated with large […]

Basin-wide Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment for the Wetlands of the LMB

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Donor / Partner: The Mekong River Commission (MRC)  Basin-wide Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment for the Wetlands of the Lower Mekong Basin for Adaptation Planning    […]

Mekong Delta Central Connectivity Project: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)    |    Duration:  2011 – 2012  |    Location: Mekong Delta / Vietnam

About: The ADB Central Mekong Delta Connectivity project represented […]

MRC Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI)

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission – Environment Program (MRCS-EP)    |    Duration: 2008- 2009    |    Location: Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

About: The countries of the […]

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development

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Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank    |    Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

About: This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the […]

Mekong Challenge Programme on Water and Food

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Donors: CGIAR   |    Duration:   2010-2013    |    Location: Mekong Regional: Lao PDR, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
About: The Mekong  Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF) is a research and management […]

Strengthening the Capacity of Pacific Countries to Respond to Climate Change

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2010-2012 | Location: Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste

 About: The regional capacity development technical assistance […]

SEA for Vietnam’s Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020

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About: This SEA served as an initial technical assessment of the long-term sustainability of master planning in the forestry sector and also provided the framework for training MARD Department of Forestry staff in the use and implementation of SEA. The SEA undertook a rapid assessment of three Provincial Forest Protection and Development Plans (FPDPs), and provides guidance for the development of a National Forest Sector Master Plan and wider GoV decision-making in the forestry sector.

GMS Biodiversity Corridors Initiative

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Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |   Duration: 2007-2009   |    Location: Vietnam, Lao PDR, Thailand, China (Yunnan Province)  

About:  This project was a component of the ADB […]

Protected Areas and Development in the Lower Mekong

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Donor: USAID | Duration: 2001-2003 | Location: Mekong Region – Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR
About: ICEM led a technical partnership supporting the four Governments of […]

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

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Donor / Partner: Mekong River Commission  (MRC)    |    Duration: 2009-2010     |    Location: Mekong countries
About: ICEM was commissioned by the Mekong River Commission to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of […]

Mekong Delta Climate Change MDCC Forum

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Donor / Partner: AusAID / MONRE / World Bank    |    Duration: 2009     |    Location: Vietnam
About: The Mekong Delta region of Vietnam has been identified as extremely vulnerable to the adverse […]

Capacity Building for Protected Areas in the Marshall Islands

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Donor / Partner: AusAID | Duration: 2006-2007 | Location: Marshall Islands

About: This  project directly supported the development of two proposed World Heritage sites as flagship protected areas. […]