Climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin, an analysis of economic values at risk

This report draws from a 2013 USAID analysis of climate change impacts in the Lower Mekong Basin that forecasts more extreme temperatures, rainfall, weather events and sea level rise for the region by 2050. The researchers used values at risk methodology to assess the value of existing urban and rural infrastructure vulnerable to increased flooding and sea level rise, as well as the annual value of economic activity that will be exposed to increased heat, drought, storms and shifts in vegetation. The report demonstrates that economic impacts of climate change in the LMB are expected to be wide-ranging, significant and mostly negative. The report is part of the USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Climate change
  • Disasters
  • Economy and commerce
  • Floods
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Unclear copyright
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USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) DAI (Thailand) Ltd. 11th Floor, Mahatun Plaza Building 888/118 Phloenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

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Author (individual) Talberth, John
Co-author (individual) Reytar, Katie
Publication place Washington DC, USA
Publisher World Resources Institute
Publication date 2014
Keywords Values at risk,Lower Mekong Basin,Adaptation Measures,Cost Benefit Analysis
Date uploaded May 30, 2015, 09:29 (UTC)
Date modified February 6, 2018, 15:24 (UTC)