The HCMC Adaptation to Climate Change Study, carried out by ICEM for the Asian Development Bank in partnership with the HCMC Peoples Committee, is an initial step in a planned response by the city to the challenges it faces in adapting to climate change.
VOL 2: Main Report is the second volume of a three volume set comprising also VOL 1: Executive Summary and Volume 3: Annexes. There is also a Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Summary Report .
The overall objective of the study was to assist HCMC to develop effective approaches to strengthen adaptation and amelioration capacities against the impacts of climate change and variability.
This report was prepared by ICEM for the Asian Development Bank in partnership with the HCMC Peoples Committee. As the first step in a planned response by the city to the challenges it faces in adapting to climate change, it explores the threats of climate change and its impact on areas, communities and sectors in the city and makes recommendations for adaptation options.
The study aimed to strengthen the understanding of the economic, social and environmental impacts of climate change and associated vulnerabilities of the urban community, especially the poor, to such impacts.
The main outputs of the study are:
- Climate change related historical knowledge base for the use of city specific analysis, adaptation strategy formulation and public awareness-raising
- An evaluation of the predicted impacts of climate change, from social, economic and environmental viewpoints
- City-level strategies to make adaptation and development plans more robust to climate change and to increase the resilience of natural, social and economic systems.