About: Phase 1 of the Development Plan of International Navigation on the Lancang-Mekong River (LMDP) aims to improve navigation in the Mekong mainstream from the Golden [...]
Disaster Preparedness Pilot Project in Bhutan: Seismic Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment ReportICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:21:53+07:00
Since 2017, with the support of the Swiss Red Cross, ICEM has been supporting the Royal Government of Bhutan to enhance disaster preparedness by increasing [...]
Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments - Report Series MK3: Optimising Cascades aimed at identifying the potential for multiple use of [...]
Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam - Report Series The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient [...]
The ADB Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam is demonstrating how green infrastructure and bioengineering solutions can strengthen rural [...]
Preliminary Evaluation of the Ecological Attributes of the Fish Fauna of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon River SystemICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:12+07:00
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. [...]
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Regional Capacity Development TA 7394-REG was undertaken over 15 months from October 2010. The project focused on enhancing the capacity of five PDMCs’ – Fiji, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste – for adopting and implementing a national climate change adaptation strategy and associated action plans.
In 2014/2015, ICEM conducted a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) of the proposed Nam Ngiep Hydropower 1 Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR. The overall objective of the study was to assess the climate risk of the proposed Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (NNP1) in Lao PDR, and to identify measures to increase its climate resilience.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the SESA presents a brief history of forest management in Nepal, forest types, and key environmental issues. It also outlines the reality of climate change vulnerability and impacts in Nepal, and highlights some of the important linkages, issues and potential trade-offs when considering strategic options to achieve REDD+.
Prepared by ICEM, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), and School of Environmental Science and Management (SchEM), the ESMF provides a framework for effective management of environmental and social issues in implementing the REDD+ Strategy. It seeks to both enhance the environmental and social development benefits of REDD+ actions and projects and mitigate any adverse impacts.
> 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 [...]
> View and download the Workshop Report > View and download Workshop Report Appendices > Read more about the Workshop > Read more about the [...]
> View and download the Potential Benefits of Sharing Water from Hydropower Reservoir: Case Study from the Central Highlands, Vietnam > View and download the [...]
> View and download the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines for Smallscale Hydropower in Lao PDR Technical Paper > View more about the Mekong [...]
> View and download the Building Blocks for Renewable Energy Development: Learning and Transferring Lessons from Thailand Working Paper > View more about the Mekong [...]
> View and download the Potential for Increasing the Role of Renewables in Mekong Power Supply (MK14): Synthesis Report > View more about the Mekong [...]
Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Non Timber Forest Products and Crop Wild Relatives ReportICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:23+07:00
Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) make a significant contribution to national and local economies and may make up over 30% of the income of individual farming families. They are essential for food security, medical remedies, fiber and furniture, and provide resins and essential oils - the raw materials for pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and other chemicals. Pressures upon land and natural resources have meant that the remaining sources for these natural products are protected areas. There is a strong financial incentive for sustainable management of this resource.
This Social and Economic Assessment complements the other sectoral reports in the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study by assessing the vulnerability to climate change of two critical sectors of household livelihood systems: health and rural infrastructure. Human health is critical to livelihoods because it is the foundation of productivity in all activities. Inadequate health access limits the capacity of individuals to farm, fish, gather NTFPs, or attend to livestock. Moreover, adequate health ensures the nutritional benefits of food consumption are realized and is an important, but often forgotten, component of food security. The inability of one working member of a household to work due to poor health reduces household income and therefore impacts on the income and food security of all members of a household and potentially the broader community.
This protected areas report provides an outline of protected areas (PAs) and biodiversity in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), and an overview of threats to PAs other than climate change, including land concessions, infrastructure development, illegal activities, and agriculture. The threats posed by climate change to PAs are then reviewed, followed by a series of case studies of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in four protected areas: 1) Nong Bong Kai Non Hunting Area – Thailand; 2) Nakai Nam Theun - Lao PDR; 3) Phnom Prich Wildlife Sanctuary - Cambodia; and 4) U Minh Thuong National Park – Vietnam.
> View and download the Review of CARE's Community Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project Throughout Vietnam and the wider region, mangrove forests have been [...]
> View and download the Climate Change Adaptation Methodology (CAM): Infrastructure Guide This guide describes a practical approach to integrating climate change into conventional infrastructure [...]
Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Vietnam and the Implications for Food ProductionICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
> View and download the Vietnam Case Study > View more about the Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong [...]
Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in Cambodia and the Implications for Food ProductionICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
> View and download the Cambodia Case Study > View more about the Impact of Water Supply Infrastructure on Floods and Droughts in the Mekong [...]
Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchmentsICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
> View and download Regional Flood Frequency Analysis for the Mekong Basin: A tool for estimating hydrological characteristics in ungauged catchments > View and download [...]
Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirsICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:24+07:00
> View and download Reservoir Flood Risk Index: Assessing the flood risk and capacity for control in Mekong hydro-electric reservoirs > View and download Reservoir [...]
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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, [...]
MRC SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: REPORTS SERIES Download the SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the [...]
> View and download the VOL 1: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Executive Summary > View more about this project and download other [...]
> View and download VOL 2: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Main Report > More about this project and download other reports [...]
> View and download VOL 3: Ho Chi Minh City Adaptation to Climate Change: Annexes > More about this project and download other reports in [...]
> View and download The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant – Final Report This report was produced as part of the ADB project: [...]
SEA of Hydropower on the Mekong Mainstream: Summary of the Final Report > Download report > More reports in this Special Reports Series Over [...]
Mekong Delta Bridges: Rapid Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment Donor / Partner: ADB | Duration: 2011-2012 | Location: Mekong Delta The Mekong Delta Bridges: [...]
> Download full report This report contains the findings from the initial and rapid assessment of the potential threats and impacts of climate change to [...]
Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 1: Review of the Effects of Hydropower Development on Biodiversity Resources in VietnamNga2020-01-10T15:22:43+07:00
> Download report Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river [...]
Biodiversity and Development of the Hydropower Report Series – Vol 2: SEA as a tool to integrate biodiversity with hydropower planningNga2020-01-10T15:22:43+07:00
> Download full report Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a [...]
> Download: CYSNP Final Report - English Volume I EN [3.7MB] > Download: CYSNP Final Report Supporting Materials - English Volume 2 EN [3.6MB] > [...]
> Download full report The Mekong River Commission (MRC) launched the regional Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI) because of growing concern about the potential [...]