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.
> 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. [...]
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 [...]
> 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 [...]
Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region BriefICEM Environmental Management2015-02-06T17:32:46+07:00
> View and download the Environment assessment tools for improving the sustainability of development in the Mekong Region Brief This brief introduces the main environmental [...]
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.
This Headlines document offers a brief synopsis of important findings from the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.
This Key Final Results document offers a brief synopsis of the Mekong ARCC Climate Study for the Lower Mekong methodology and key findings. It captures main results of climate impacts on crop suitability, fisheries, livestock, and ecosystems and non-timber forest products.
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.
> View and download the Brief: Review and Analysis of the Pollution Impacts from Vietnamese Manufacturing Sectors > Find out more about this project > [...]
> Download Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Summary Report > More information and view other reports in the series Ho Chi Minh [...]
Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion BriefICEM Environmental Management2015-02-06T17:57:16+07:00
> View and download the Strategic Environmental Assessment as a tool to improve climate change adaptation in the Greater Mekong Subregion Brief The Greater Mekong [...]
> Download CAM Brief The Asia Pacific region is likely to experience significant adverse impacts from climate change. In response to these challenges, ICEM developed [...]
This policy brief provides an overview of relevant biodiversity issues for those carrying out assessments or studies relating to hydropower development in Vietnam. The Brief [...]
Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 3: Lessons from the Vietnamese experienceNga2020-01-10T15:22:43+07:00
> Download policy brief Hydropower development is proceeding on a rapid and comprehensive scale for maximising power and profits but with only rudimentary or even [...]
Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 4: SEA as an Assessment Tool Policy BriefNga2020-01-10T15:22:43+07:00
Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Sector: Lessons from the Vietnamese experience: The use of Strategic Environmental Assessment as an assessment tool: > Download policy [...]
POLICY BRIEF: Building Vietnam’s Protected Areas System: Policy and institutional innovations required for progressNga2020-01-10T15:22:43+07:00
>Download policy brief This policy brief outlines the critical requirements for the establishment of Vietnam's protected areas system. The brief considers the achievements of the past two decades , [...]