Adaptation to climate change in the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin

Report / Paper

Adaptation to climate change in the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin

AUTHORS: Series editor Dr Tim Burnhill Mekong River Commission P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road, Unit 18, Ban Sithane Neua Sikhottabong District, Vientiane 01000 Lao PDR Telephone: (856) 21 263 263 Facsimile: (856) 21 263 264 E-mail mrcs@mrcmekong.org Website www.mrcmekong.org

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2011

RESOURCE

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.