Climate change vulnerability mapping for greater Mekong sub-region

It is well recognized that the impacts of climate change pose a serious threat to socio-economic, environment, and people’s livelihoods,particularly those in developing countries where severe natural disasters like tropical cyclones, floods, droughts, landslides, and rising sea levels are common. In this context, there is no debate that adaptation strategies and mitigation responses, particularlyfor the region’s most vulnerable people,are needed. Limitations to enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change can restrict the provision of quantitative insights into vulnerabilityto the phenomenon. This is why addressing the vulnerability to and possible impacts of climate change at the sub-regional level is a major concern of this study. The key objective of this study is to identify the areas in Mekong countries that are most vulnerable to climate change and climate-induced water problems. Thesefindings will be useful for better targeting of and priority setting for climate change adaptation initiatives.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Climate change
  • Environment and natural resources
  • SDG 13 Climate action
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Mekong
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Author (individual) Kuntiyawichai, Plermkamon, Jayakumar, Van Dau
Author (corporate) UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific
Co-author (coorporate) Khon Kaen University (Thailand). Water Resources and Environment Institute
Publisher UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific and Khon Kaen University Thailand
Publication date 2015
Keywords natural disasters,climate change adaptation,UNESCO
Date uploaded December 3, 2019, 09:30 (UTC)
Date modified August 26, 2020, 07:19 (UTC)