Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province

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

Climate and Natural Disasters Resilience Project in Bac Kan Province Donor/Partner: AREP/AFD   |    Duration: 2018   |    Location: Vietnam About: Bac Kan city [...]

Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam – Report Series

2020-01-10T15:22:04+07:00

Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Viet Nam - Report Series The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Capacity Development Technical Assistance project Promoting Climate Resilient [...]

An overview of climate resilient rural infrastructure demonstration sites in Vietnam

2020-01-10T15:22:08+07:00

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 [...]

Measuring, Understanding and Adapting to Nexus trade-offs in the 3S River Basins

2020-01-10T15:22:09+07:00

The Sekong, Sesan and Sre Pok are transboundary tributaries of the Mekong River. The 3S basins, as they are collectively known, are richly endowed with natural resources and make an important contribution to national and regional development. However, there is a critical need to understand and respond to the risks inherent in the current "growth at all costs" paradigm. The purpose of the study is to improve the quality of planning and investment in the 3S region.

Second GMS Corridor Towns Development Project: Integrated Disaster Risk Management

2020-01-10T15:22:11+07:00

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.

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam

2020-01-10T15:22:14+07:00

Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam Donor / Partner: GIZ    |    Duration: 2015-2016   |    Location: Viet Nam About: Vietnam is a biodiversity [...]

Viet Nam Urban Green Growth Action Project for GGGI

2020-02-25T12:35:55+07:00

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.

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.

Ensuring Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Subregion Regional Power Development — Final Reports

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

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 [...]

Using Strategic Environmental Assessment to Inform the Forestry Master Plan 2010 – 2020 of Vietnam

2020-01-10T15:22:17+07:00

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.

Biochar Assessment and Soil Mapping Study

2020-01-10T15:22:19+07:00

About: Biochar provides an innovative solution for GMS gender-responsive and climate-friendly agriculture. Biochar is the carbon rich product produced when biomass such as such as wood, manure or leaves, is heated with little or no available oxygen. It is added to soils to improve soil functions and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from biomass. Using biomass to produce biochar can release much less smoke that open burning by conventional practices that would otherwise naturally degrade to greenhouse gases.

DELTA (Developing Long Term Adaptation) Tools for the Mekong Delta

2020-01-10T15:22:20+07:00

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).

Climate Resilience in Cities in the GMS

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

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.

Study of the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower on the Mekong Delta

2020-01-10T15:22:29+07:00

The Mekong Delta is affected by upstream development – often in ways not fully understood and with uncertain impacts on natural, social and economic systems which sustain life and well being for millions of people in Vietnam. With expanding plans for major developments on the mainstream and its tributaries, those impacts are likely to become much more serious. Vietnam and its riparian neighbours do not have adequate scientific understanding for informed decision making on Mekong mainstream hydropower projects, especially on their downstream effects.

Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC)

2020-01-10T15:22:30+07:00

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.

Promoting Climate Resilient Rural Infrastructure in Northern Vietnam

2020-03-11T10:03:59+07:00

About: The objective of the project in northern Vietnam is to demonstrate effective bio-engineered solutions which, where possible, provide ‘win-win’ outcomes for resilience of rural infrastructure to climate risk and opportunities for community livelihood enhancement.