Climate Change Impact Assessment of the Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project – Final Report

2020-01-10T15:22:15+07:00

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.

Resource Kit for Building Resilience and Sustainability in Mekong Towns

2020-01-10T15:22:16+07:00

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.

Delta Tools A0 and A3 Maps

2020-01-10T15:22:16+07:00

ICEM developed a series of maps for the World Bank's DELTA Tools for the Mekong Delta project. The project covered climate change and its potential impacts on infrastructure in the Mekong Delta. As such, ICEM's maps focused on flooding, salinity, and erosion as well as socio-economic topics such as population density and land use.

REDD+ in Nepal: A Strategic Environmental and Social Assessment of Nepal’s REDD+ Strategy

2020-01-10T15:22:21+07:00

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+.

REDD+ in Nepal: An Environmental and Social Management Framework

2020-01-10T15:22:22+07:00

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.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Non Timber Forest Products and Crop Wild Relatives Report

2020-01-10T15:22:23+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.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Socio-economic Report

2020-01-10T15:22:23+07:00

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.

Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study: Protected Areas Report

2020-01-10T15:22:23+07:00

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.

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Reports

2020-01-10T15:22:25+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:25+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:26+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:26+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:27+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:27+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:27+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:28+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:28+07:00

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

2020-01-10T15:22:28+07:00

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.