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Bioengineering Workshop: Design and Construction (Roads)

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The ADB Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam is demonstrating how green infrastructure and bioengineering solutions can strengthen rural […]

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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> View and download the report, Vietnam’s vanishing wildlife: the new threat of climate change 

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

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.

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

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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.

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 […]

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.

Resilient Cities Regional Workshop Report

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> View and download the full Regional Knowledge Sharing Workshop final report with appendices
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REDD+ in Nepal: A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Nepal’s REDD+ Strategy

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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.

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 […]

Strengthening Integrated Water and Flood Management Implementation Workshop Report

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MK2 Assessing the Value of Water: Case Studies from Central Vietnam Highlands and Lao PDR

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> View and download the Potential Benefits of Sharing Water from Hydropower Reservoir: Case Study from the Central Highlands, Vietnam
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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR

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> View and download the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR Technical Paper
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Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand

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> View and download the Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand Working Paper
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Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in Mekong Power Supply (MK14): Synthesis Report

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Impact of Climate Change on Mekong Wetlands and Adaptation Responses: Synthesis Report

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

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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.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Protected Areas Report

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This protected areas report provides an outline of protected areas (PAs) and biodiversity in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), and an overview of threats to PAs other than climate change, including land concessions, infrastructure development, illegal activities, and agriculture. The threats posed by climate change to PAs are then reviewed, followed by a series of case studies of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in four protected areas: 1) Nong Bong Kai Non Hunting Area – Thailand; 2) Nakai Nam Theun - Lao PDR; 3) Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary - Cambodia; and 4) U Minh Thuong National Park – Vietnam.

Review of CARE’s Community Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project

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> View and download the Review of CARE’s Community Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project

Throughout Vietnam and the wider region, mangrove forests have been removed […]

Climate Change Adaptation Methodology (CAM): Infrastructure Guide

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> View and download the Climate Change Adaptation Methodology (CAM): Infrastructure Guide

This guide describes a practical approach to integrating climate change into conventional infrastructure planning […]

Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Vietnam and the Implications for Food Production

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> View and download the Vietnam Case Study
> View more about the Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong Region […]

Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Cambodia and the Implications for Food Production

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Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchments

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> View and download Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchments
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Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs

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Rapid climate change assessments for wetland biodiversity: Guideline

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> View and download the Rapid climate change assessment for wetland biodiversity: Guidelines
> View more about the Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment project

This […]

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Main 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. The Mekong ARCC Climate Study Team has now completed its final revision of this Study by addressing comments raised at the March Final Results Workshop in Bangkok, generated during the period of open public review, and from experts who formally peer reviewed technical aspects of the analysis.

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 Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Agriculture Report

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This agriculture sector vulnerability report provides a detailed summary of the issues and trends of climate change by ecozone. Agriculture, a key sector of the economy within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), is highly dependent on climate and especially on rainfall frequency and distribution. With more than 1,000 mm of rainfall per year in the LMB, water shortage is not the primary constraint for agriculture. Instead, it is the unpredictability and variability of rainfall distribution during the rainy season that can lead to drought, water stress, and low yields.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Fisheries Report

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This fisheries sector vulnerability report provides an overview of the current state of the important capture fisheries and aquaculture systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), focusing on those elements that are threatened by climate change. It also presents a methodology and results for vulnerability assessments, for six climate change hotspots (Chiang Rai, Khammouan, Gia Lai, Mondulkiri, Kien Giang, and Stung Treng).

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Livestock Report

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This livestock sector vulnerability report presents the results of the livestock evaluation components of the Mekong ARCC study. It establishes an initial baseline of the current status, trends, drivers, and tolerances of key livestock production systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) and hotspot provinces, then uses this information to develop hotspot province vulnerability assessments, and ultimately adaptation options for livestock throughout the basin.

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.

SPECIAL REPORTS SERIES: MRC SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream

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Download the SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the Final Report

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VOL 1: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary

VOL 1: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary

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> View and download the VOL 1:  Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary
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VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report

VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report

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> View and download VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City  Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report
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VOL 3: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes

VOL 3: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes

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The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report

The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report

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This report was produced as part of the ADB project: O […]

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream - Summary Report

SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the Final Report

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Over the past few years, investors and developers mostly from China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam have […]

Mekong Delta Bridges VA Study

Mekong Delta Bridges: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment

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Donor / Partner: ADB |    Duration: 2011-2012   |    Location: Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta Bridges: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (VA Study) is part of […]

O MON IV Power Station – Rapid Climate Change and Vulnerability Assessment Report

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This report contains the findings from the initial and rapid assessment of the potential threats and impacts of climate change to the […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 1: Review of the Effects of Hydropower Development on Biodiversity Resources in Vietnam

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Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river basin […]

Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 2: SEA as a tool to integrate biodiversity with hydropower planning

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Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river […]

Chu Yang Sin National Park: Assessment of Proposed Road and Trail Developments

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> Download: CYSNP Final Report – English Volume I EN

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REGIONAL SYNTHESIS REPORT: Climate Change Adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin Countries

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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) launched the regional Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) because of growing concern about the potential effects […]

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Reimaanlok: Looking to the Future – National Conservation Area Plan for the Marshall Islands – May 2008

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This plan is written for organizations and people who are interested in and committed to conservation and sustainable resource management in the […]

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

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This ICEM study is an initial contribution to priority setting for climate change adaptation under the Vietnam Government’s National Target Plan to Respond […]

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Day/Nhue River Basin Pollution Sources Study

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This Study for Improving Water Quality in the Day River Basin – Capacity Building and Pollution Sources Inventory was undertaken through the DWRM […]

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SEA of the Quang Nam Province Hydropower Plan for the Vu Gia-Thu Bon River Basin

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This SEA was conducted on a plan already approved by the Quang Nam PPC and MOIT – the hydropower development plan for the […]

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Strategic Environmental Assessment in the GMS

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This Report on the Status of Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Greater Mekong Sub-region was prepared as a benchmark and guide to the […]

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Risks to Biodiversity from Hydropower in the 6th Power Development Plan

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Pilot Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Hydropower Sub-sector – Vietnam: Final Report – Risks to Biodiversity from Hydropower in the 6th Power Development […]

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Final Report: Analysis of Pollution from Manufacturing Sectors in Vietnam

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Biodiversity Planning in Asia

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The national biodiversity strategy and action plans of 15 Asian countries are reviewed in this book, produced as part of an ICEM project with IUCN. The natural systems of South and South East Asia are in accelerating decline. Evidence from the 15 countries of the region covered in this book shows that all forms of biodiversity — ecosystems, species and genetic resources — are being lost at unprecedented rates. Rates of degradation in land, fresh water and marine habitats are a reflection of species loss.
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A study on aid to the environment sector in Vietnam

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In 1998, six members of the donor environment forum (UNDP, Danida, Sida, CIDA, SDC and the Dutch) agreed to fund a study that […]

SPECIAL REPORTS SERIES: Protected Areas and Development

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ICEM led a technical partnership supporting the four Governments of the Lower Mekong Region in a process of comprehensive studies, piloting and consultation. The Review […]

SPECIAL REPORTS SERIES: Mekong Delta Climate Change (MDCC) Forum

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The MDCC Forum was developed with the support of AusAID and the World Bank as a preparatory activity for the AusAID/ADB Mekong Delta Climate Change […]