Implementing Innovative Approaches for Water Governance in Mongolia

2020-01-10T15:21:59+07:00

Implementing innovative approaches for water governance Donor: Asian Development Bank  (ADB)  |    Duration: 2018-2019   |    Location: Mongolia About: Mongolia is a vast landlocked country, [...]

Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province

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

Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province Donor/Partner: AREP/AFD   |    Duration: 2018   |    Location: Vietnam About: Bac Kan city [...]

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

2020-01-10T15:22:04+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:08+07:00

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 [...]

Cambodia Green Urban Development Program for GGGI

2020-01-10T15:22:08+07:00

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.

Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Integrated Disaster Risk Management

2020-01-10T15:22:11+07:00

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.

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

2020-01-10T15:22:12+07:00

Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in Cambodia Donor / Partner:  World Bank (WB)  |   Duration: 2016-2017  |  Location: Cambodia [...]

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam

2020-01-10T15:22:14+07:00

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam Donor / Partner: GIZ    |    Duration: 2015-2016   |    Location: Viet Nam About: Vietnam is a biodiversity [...]

Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action Project for GGGI

2020-01-10T15:22:14+07:00

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

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

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.

Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns

2020-01-10T15:22:16+07:00

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.

Mainstreaming Climate Resilience into Development Planning

2020-01-10T15:22:19+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:19+07:00

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.

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

2020-01-10T15:22:20+07:00

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).

Nepal Readiness for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (REDD+)

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

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.

Climate Resilience in Cities in the GMS

2020-01-10T15:22:27+07:00

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.

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

2020-01-10T15:22:30+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:31+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:31+07:00

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.

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor

2020-01-10T15:22:33+07:00

Strategic Environmental Assessment of the GMS North/South Economic Corridor Donor / Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB)   |    Duration: 2008-2009   |    Location: Lao PDR    About: The Greater Mekong [...]

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development

2020-01-10T15:22:41+07:00

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank    |    Duration: 2012-2013 | Location: Mekong region; Cambodia, China, Lao [...]

SEA for Vietnam’s Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020

2020-01-10T15:22:42+07:00

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.