Adaptation to climate change in the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin
There is growing concern about the potential effects of climate change on the socioeconomic characteristics and natural resources of the Lower Mekong Basin. As a result there is a need for a more understanding of the potential impacts from climate change. In response, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched the regional Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative (CCAI). The CCAI is a collaborative regional initiative designed to address the shared climate change adaptation challenges of LMB countries. A regional synthesis report (RSR) has been prepared as part of the initial phase of the CCAI to provide a snapshot of current knowledge and activities related to climate change in the LMB countries (MRC, 2009)1. The booklet provides a summary of existing regional and national knowledge on climate change, national responses to climate change, and an overview of stakeholders involved in supporting the LMB Governments an climate change. It concludes by providing a gap analysis and recommendations for priority action for improving the capacity of the LMB countries.