In March 2020, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) released a Good Practice Brief on Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for erosion control based on the findings and experience of the project Promoting [...]
Technical Assessments on Value Driven Agricultural Resilience to Climate Change About: Market driven approaches can provide an important route for strengthening resilience to climate [...]
Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP) – Report series and project briefsICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:21:53+07:00
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 [...]
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Rayong Province Development Master Plan and Revision of Thai Draft SEA guidelinesICEM Environmental Management2020-04-15T19:07:49+07:00
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Rayong Province Development Master Plan & Revision of Thai Draft SEA guidelines Host agency: Thai National Economic and Social Development [...]
Implementing innovative approaches for water governance Donor: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2018-2019 | Location: Mongolia About: Mongolia is a vast landlocked country, [...]
Coastal Multi-Hazard Mapping, Vulnerability & Risk Assessments and Investment Framework for Coastal Interventions in VietnamICEM Environmental Management2020-03-24T17:30:38+07:00
Development of Coastal Multi-Hazard Mapping, Vulnerability & Risk Assessments and Investment Framework for Coastal Interventions Coastal Communities in Vietnam Donor: World Bank | [...]
Strengthening Early Warning, Resilient Agriculture and Rural Development Donor/Partner: Funded by the Government of Canada and administered by the Asian Development Bank | [...]
Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province Donor/Partner: AREP/AFD | Duration: 2018 | Location: Vietnam About: Bac Kan city [...]
Geohazard risk management and resilient road asset management in Nepal Donor/Partner: World Bank | Duration: 2018-2019 | Location: Nepal About: In many [...]
Natural Solutions to Erosion Control in Viet Nam - Lessons and Going Forward The objective of the Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern [...]
State of Knowledge papers: River Health in the Salween and in the Ayeyarwady The Salween and Ayeyarwady are Myanmar's largest rivers and provide a [...]
Natural solutions to erosion control in Viet Nam – Case Studies from the Northern Mountainous RegionICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:04+07:00
Natural Solutions to Erosion Control in Viet Nam - Case Studies from the Northern Mountainous Region The impact of natural events such as floods, [...]
Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam - Report Series The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient [...]
Basin-wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Socio-economic Vulnerability in the Lower Mekong BasinICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:05+07:00
Basin-wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Socio-economic Vulnerability in the Lower Mekong Basin Donor/Partner: Mekong River Commission (MRC) | Duration: 2017 [...]
Building Climate Change Resilience in Asia's Critical Infrastructure Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2017-2020 | Location: South Asia and Southeast [...]
Strengthening Integrated Water Resource Planning and Management at River Basin Level Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2017-2018 | Location: Thailand [...]
AIRBM Project, State of the Basin Report Package 5 – Sectoral Development and Macroeconomics AssessmentICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:06+07:00
AIRBM Project, State of the Basin Assessment (SOBA), Package 5 – Sectoral Development and Macroeconomics Assessment Donor/Partner: World Bank | Duration: 2017-2018 | [...]
Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia - Myanmar Component Donor/Partner: Asian Development Bank (ADB) | Duration: 2017-2018 [...]
Enhanced Use of Disaster Risk Information for Decision Making in Southeast Asia – ASEAN Component Donor: Supported by the Government of Canada through the [...]
Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI): Community Mapping for Can Tho, Vietnam Donor: World Bank | Duration: 2017 | Location: Vietnam About: [...]
Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure Demonstration Sites Northern Vietnam experiences some of the Greater Mekong Subregion’s most intense storms. With climate change, these storms may [...]
In 2013, with the support of GGGI, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) approved a National Policy and Strategic Plan for Green Growth for the period 2013-2030. This plan aims to turn Cambodia into a green economy through the more effective use of natural resources, wider promotion of environmental sustainability, creating opportunities for green jobs and the adoption of green technologies, improving access to green finance and encouraging green investment.
This poster presentation was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative, and displayed at the 2016 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food and [...]
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 [...]
Environmental Study of the Lancang-Mekong Development Plan (LMDP) Donor / Partner: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) | Duration: 2016-2017 | Location: Thailand, Lao PDR [...]
Many towns and cities in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are facing increased vulnerability and exposure due to climate extremes combined with rapid and unplanned expansion of urban population and infrastructure. These towns are susceptible to flooding, drought, storms and other natural hazards, which are likely to become more frequent and more severe with climate change. This will negatively affect human settlements and economic activities in the region.
Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in CambodiaICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:12+07:00
Feasibility Study and Capacity Development for Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Rural Resilience in Cambodia Donor / Partner: World Bank (WB) | Duration: 2016-2017 | Location: Cambodia [...]
Land Suitability for Biochar Application and Hotspots with High Biochar Production and Application Potential in the GMSICEM Environmental Management2020-01-10T15:22:13+07:00
ICEM developed this land suitability for biochar application map for the Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study. Download the high-resolution version. [...]
Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam Donor / Partner: GIZ | Duration: 2015-2016 | Location: Viet Nam About: Vietnam is a biodiversity [...]
About: Urban areas are recognised internationally as a critical component for realising green growth. Cities concentrate environmental issues from air and water pollution, solid waste and GHG emissions, and frequently face challenges posed by poor drainage, sanitation and flood control. Moreover, providing urban services and infrastructure offers opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of provision while increasing resilience and addressing social and economic development needs.
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.
This informational poster was developed as part of the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative to give an overview of the project objectives, outputs, and monitoring. It was presented at the WLE Myanmar Project Launch in March 2015. > Visit the Myanmar Healthy Rivers Initiative project page for more information.
About: The Salween River lies at the cross roads of Asia linking South and Southeast Asia with Tibetan Plateau and providing a home and well-being to more than 13 distinct ethnic groups and 10 million people. As Myanmar develops, the relationship between the river’s stakeholders and the underlying biophysical system changes. New stakeholders are emerging with new values and needs and are placing new demands and pressures on the river and the health of the system. In this context, efforts to understand the health of river ecosystems and the values which different stakeholders ascribe to the goods and services derived from the river system will help set a benchmark of how development decisions at the national, provincial and local level will impact on different user groups.
About: Action to tackle climate change in Cambodia is crucial. Cambodia will be a hotspot for climate change in the region. Average maximum daily temperatures in the wet season are projected to increase from between 1.7 to 5.3°C. Average dry season temperatures will also increase with a range of between 1.5 to 3.5°C. Trends in precipitation are also expected to change over the coming decades. Seasonal variability in rainfall patterns will grow, resulting in wetter wet seasons and drier dry seasons.
About: The Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project is a hydropower generation facility planned for a location in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) within the lower Nam Ngiep Catchment approximately 145 kilometres (km) northeast of Vientiane and approximately 50 km north of Pakxan. The Nam Ngiep is a tributary to the Mekong River, joining the Mekong immediately upstream of Pakxan. Primary components of the Project are a concrete gravity dam, storage reservoir, main power station and re-regulation power station, and power regulation and transmission facilities.
About: The Mekong Basin with its complex monsoon climate is highly exposed to climate change. Average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 3-5°C by mid-century with average wet season precipitation increasing by 3-14% (USAID, 2013). For the floodplain areas of Cambodia and Viet Nam, increases in wet precipitation will be coupled with increased peak daily precipitation events and drier dry seasons, compounding water availability issues by making wet seasons wetter and dry seasons drier (USAID, 2013).
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.
About: Nepalese people are highly dependent on forests and forest products to fulfill energy demands and for timber for construction and maintenance of houses and buildings. The main reasons for the conversion of forest areas are encroachment for resettlement/agriculture, and acquisition of forest area for infrastructure development including road expansion.
About: Rapid urbanization is taking place in South East Asia, with cities in the region expanding five times faster than those in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Urban growth in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the next 50-100 years is expected to be primarily experienced in small and medium-sized cities and peri-urban areas along existing and new growth corridors. Many of these areas are highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
About: 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 is working with DAI and SEA START as part of the 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.