Mekong Delta Climate Change MDCC Forum: Towards a Delta-wide Integrated Climate Change Plan

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 impacts of climate change. However, prior to this Forum there was little in terms of a comprehensive study of the likely impacts of climate change in Mekong Delta – with no regional or local development planning to address those likely climate change impacts.

The institutional capacity of Project stakeholders in the Mekong Delta region to identify, analyze and address the issues related to climate change was identified as weak, and the capacity to transfer broad understandings of climate change adaptation and mitigation actions to the regional and local scale was considered to be limited.

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 Impacts and Adaptation Study.

The forum raised awareness of climate change impacts of key stakeholders,  built their capacity to deal with these issues and take action against the adverse effects of climate change.  A key focus of the study was to establish strong linkages between the science of climate change and the implementation of practical development planning instruments.  Strengthening institutional capacity to plan and respond was also a focus area. To achieve this, the Project required institutional commitment and cooperation was required, which was developed in this high-level two day forum designed to bring together government officials, leading researchers, planners and international organizations working in the Mekong Delta and on climate change issues.

The MDCC Forum was critical to the success of the overall study.
The forum had three objectives:

  • To consult with stakeholders at national, regional and local levels, to engage them in the study and to put collaborative arrangements in place
  • To share the overall design and approach to the study
  •  To help shape the institutional consultative relationships required for the Mekong Delta Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Project to be success

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Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum 2009: Report / Presentations / Posters

The inaugural Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum was held on 12-13 November 2009, with technical support from ICEM. The Forum was hosted by the Office of Government, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Australian Embassy, the Danish Embassy, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. It was attended by over 500 Vietnamese Government officials, Ambassadors, heads of development organisations, university professors, scientists and other relevant parties.


Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum Report:
MDCC Forum Report MDCC Forum Report Volume I [1.04MB]


Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum Presentations – English
MDCC Forum Presentations - English Tran Thuc: Climate Change in Vietnam and Response [3.7MB]
Claire Ireland: Integrating Climate Change into Development Sector Plans and Programs [524KB]
Douglas Graham: Climate Change: Global Perspectives and Relevance for the Delta [3.9MB]
Jeremy Bird: Mekong Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative and the Mekong River Commission [1.4MB]
Juzhong Zhuang: The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review [468KB]
Le Cong Thanh: National Target Program of Vietnam to Respond to Climate Change [340KB]
Nguyen Binh Thin: Climate Change Adaptation Actions of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector [1.5MB]
Le Thi Thu Hien: Climate Change and Health: Challenges and Response Plan [1.3MB]
Nguyen Van Thanh: Draft of Ministry of Industry and Trades Action Plan to Respond to Climate Change (AA CCR) and Challenges [396KB]
Anond Snidvong: Climate Change Threats in the Mekong Delta: Case Studies and Knowledge Gaps Toward Climate Resilience Development [384KB]
Nguyen Xuan Hien: Water Resources Planning and  Climate Change in the Mekong Delta [7.8MB]
Hoonae Kim: World Bank Support to Climate Change Resilience of the Mekong Delta [2.4MB]
Ayumi Konishi: ADB’s Climate Change Related Intervention in Vietnam [400KB]
Nguyen Van Khoi: Trends, Natural Disasters and Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Aquaculture Sector of Soc Trang Province [264KB]
Do Vu Hung: Trends, Natural Disasters and Potential Impacts of Climate Change and Experience of An Giang [472KB]
Thai Thanh Luom: Climate Change, Coastal Protection, Tourism and Nature Conservation in Kien Giang [476KB]
Lazlo Pancel: Climate Change Relevant Experience of German Technical Cooperation in the Southern Mekong Delta [1.9MB]
Geoff Morris: Research for Climate Change Adaptation in Rice Based Cropping Systems [596KB]
Jeremy Carew-Reid: HCMC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study [1.2MB]
Ky Quang Vinh: Can Tho City Climate Change and Urban Planning [2.4MB]
Nguyen Xuan Hien: Climate Change and Socioeconomic Development in Ca Mau Province [632KB]
Le Minh Nhat: Natural Disaster Management in the Context of Climate Change [1.1MB]
Le Anh Tuan: Agriculture, Rice Production and Climate Change: Methods and Lessons from the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam [1.2MB]
Klaus Schmitt: Management of Natural Resources in the Coastal Zone of Soc Trang Province [1.9MB]
Trine Glue Doan: Community Development Experience in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Lessons from the Mekong Delta [1.3MB]
Truong Duy Hai: Climate Change Adaptation Plan of Ben Tre Province [748KB]

 


Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum Forum Presentations – Vietnamese
MDCC Forum Presentations - Vietnamese Tran Thi Minh Ha: Climate Change and the Participation of Vietnam in the Negotiation Process [4.6MB]
Tran Thuc: Climate Change in Vietnam and Response [3.7MB]
Claire Ireland: Integrating Climate Change into Development Sector Plans and Programs [524KB]
Douglas Graham: Climate Change: Global Perspectives and Relevance for the Delta [3.9MB]
Jeremy Bird: Mekong Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative and the Mekong River Commission [1.4MB]
Juzhong Zhuang: The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review [468KB]
Nguyen Binh Thin: Climate Change Adaptation Actions of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector [1.5MB]
Le Thi Thu Hien: Climate Change and Health: Challenges and Response Plan [1.3MB]
Nguyen Van Thanh: Draft of Ministry of Industry and Trades Action Plan to Respond to Climate Change (AA CCR) and Challenges [396KB]
Anond Snidvong: Climate Change Threats in the Mekong Delta: Case Studies and Knowledge Gaps Toward Climate Resilience Development [384KB]
Nguyen Xuan Hien: Water Resources Planning and  Climate Change in the Mekong Delta [7.8MB]
Hoonae Kim: World Bank Support to Climate Change Resilience of the Mekong Delta [2.4MB]
Ayumi Konishi: ADB’s Climate Change Related Intervention in Vietnam [400KB]
Nguyen Van Khoi: Trends, Natural Disasters and Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Aquaculture Sector of Soc Trang Province [264KB]
Do Vu Hung: Trends, Natural Disasters and Potential Impacts of Climate Change and Experience of An Giang [472KB]
Thai Thanh Luom: Climate Change, Coastal Protection, Tourism and Nature Conservation in Kien Giang [476KB]
Lazlo Pancel: Climate Change Relevant Experience of German Technical Cooperation in the Southern Mekong Delta [1.9MB]
Geoff Morris: Research for Climate Change Adaptation in Rice Based Cropping Systems [596KB]
Jeremy Carew-Reid: HCMC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study [1.2MB]
Ky Quang Vinh: Can Tho City Climate Change and Urban Planning [2.4MB]
Nguyen Xuan Hien: Climate Change and Socioeconomic Development in Ca Mau Province [632KB]
Nguyen Van The: Transport on Land and Water: Trends, Natural Disasters and Potential Effects of Climate Change: Dong Thap experience [840KB]
Le Minh Nhat: Natural Disaster Management in the Context of Climate Change [1.1MB]
Le Anh Tuan: Agriculture, Rice Production and Climate Change: Methods and Lessons from the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam [1.2MB]
Klaus Schmitt: Management of Natural Resources in the Coastal Zone of Soc Trang Province [1.9MB]
Trine Glue Doan: Community Development Experience in Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Lessons from the Mekong Delta [1.3MB]
Truong Duy Hai: Climate Change Adaptation Plan of Ben Tre Province [748KB]


Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum Forum Posters
MDCC Forum Posters Care: Tackling the Challenge of Climate Change: CARE in Vietnam [4.9MB]
GTZ Bac Lieu: Sustainable Management of Coastal Forest Ecosystems in Bac Lieu Province [80KB]
GTZ Kien Giang: Conservation and Development of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve Project [60KB]
GTZ Soc Trang: Management of Natural Resources in the Coastal Zone of Soc Trang Province [52KB]
GTZ ICM: Integrated Coastal Management in the Southern Mekong Delta [2.8MB]
ICEM: Studies on Climate Change Effects on Development Sectors, Communities and Sensitive Areas including Climate and Hydraulic Modelling, GIS Analysis and Impact Assessment in Vietnam and the Mekong Region [436KB]
NGO Resource Centre: Vietnam and Climate Change [360KB]
Winrock International: Payment for Environmental Services: Improving Resilience to Climate Change [3.7MB]