Resilience on the Mekong: A Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in North-East Cambodia

Report / Paper

Resilience on the Mekong: A Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in North-East Cambodia

PUBLISHED DATE

October 2012

RESOURCE

 Climate change has wide-ranging and complex impacts on environmental systems and the human communities that depend on them. The combined impacts of climate change in addition to non-climatic pressures threaten the livelihood and stability of such communities in the Mekong Flooded Forest, who heavily depend on local natural resources for subsistence. Through both community- and expert-based elicitation, this report uses ecosystem-based-adaptation approaches to identify strategies to improve the resilience of the human communities in the Mekong Flooded Forest. This report highlights the need to pair natural resource governance with meaningful community engagement. Grassroots stewardship of the environment is the key to maintaining resilience to the increasing pressures of climate change