Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Reports

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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 worked with DAI and SEA START as part of this 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.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Main Report

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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. The Mekong ARCC Climate Study Team has now completed its final revision of this Study by addressing comments raised at the March Final Results Workshop in Bangkok, generated during the period of open public review, and from experts who formally peer reviewed technical aspects of the analysis.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Agriculture Report

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This agriculture sector vulnerability report provides a detailed summary of the issues and trends of climate change by ecozone. Agriculture, a key sector of the economy within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), is highly dependent on climate and especially on rainfall frequency and distribution. With more than 1,000 mm of rainfall per year in the LMB, water shortage is not the primary constraint for agriculture. Instead, it is the unpredictability and variability of rainfall distribution during the rainy season that can lead to drought, water stress, and low yields.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Fisheries Report

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This fisheries sector vulnerability report provides an overview of the current state of the important capture fisheries and aquaculture systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), focusing on those elements that are threatened by climate change. It also presents a methodology and results for vulnerability assessments, for six climate change hotspots (Chiang Rai, Khammouan, Gia Lai, Mondulkiri, Kien Giang, and Stung Treng).

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Livestock Report

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This livestock sector vulnerability report presents the results of the livestock evaluation components of the Mekong ARCC study. It establishes an initial baseline of the current status, trends, drivers, and tolerances of key livestock production systems in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) and hotspot provinces, then uses this information to develop hotspot province vulnerability assessments, and ultimately adaptation options for livestock throughout the basin.

Mekong ARCC: Priority Province Summaries

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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.

Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment: Report Series

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The purpose of the Wetlands Climate Change Impact and Vulnerability Assessment was to anticipate climate change impact and vulnerability of wetlands in the Mekong Basin, [...]

Mekong Delta average flood climate change 2050 depth and duration

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This series of three maps were developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. These maps are intended as companion maps to the Mekong Delta average flood baseline 1985-2005 depth and duration maps - to show the changes projected to 2050 as a result of climate change. The maps show a marked increase in flood depth and duration to 2050 in the Mekong Delta.

Mekong Delta average flood baseline 1985-2005 depth and duration

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This series of three maps were developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. These maps are intended as companion maps to the Mekong Delta average flood climate change 2050 depth and duration maps also developed for the Mekong ARCC - showing the predicted changes as a result of climate change.

Ecozones in the Lower Mekong Basin

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This map was developed as part of the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project (Mekong ARCC) in 2012. The map shows 12 ecozones within the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB). The original ecozones were developed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2006. During the Mekong ARCC research phase, it was decided to work with the WWF original ecozone maps, and build on these to develop ecozone maps appropriate to the Mekong ARCC project requirements.

POSTER: USAID Mekong ARCC: Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture in the Mekong Region

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This informational poster was developed as a knowledge product to showcase the findings from the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (Mekong ARCC) program. ICEM managed the climate change impacts on agriculture study as part of this program. The poster demonstrates that adaptation in agriculture is urgently needed in the Mekong Region. The message of the poster is that climate change is projected to seriously affect the lives and livelihoods of more than 42 million people in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB) who depend entirely on agriculture.

Maintaining Community Livestock Systems in the Face of Climate Change

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The consumption of livestock derived products is rapidly increasing in the Lower Mekong River Basin. This is largely attributed to increasing standards of living and household incomes. Improvements in production, processing and postharvest practices present new opportunities for livestock owners, but also greater competition. But what might happen to livestock in the not-so-distant future as a result of climate change? How might smallholders remain competitive in terms of production costs, increasing their access to output markets and building system resilience to climate change? Finding answers to these types of questions and others to inform producers who are faced with critical economic difficulties is crucial.