Environmental and social safeguards

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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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.
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    |    […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]