LEGACY REPORT: Planning and Implementing Rural Adaptation Initiatives in the Lower Mekong

Report / Paper

LEGACY REPORT: Planning and Implementing Rural Adaptation Initiatives in the Lower Mekong

ORGANISER: USAID Mekong ARCC

PUBLISHED DATE

July 2016

RESOURCE

USAID Mekong ARCC worked with implementing partners to identify the environmental, economic, and social effects of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB), and to assist highly exposed and vulnerable rural populations in ecologically sensitive areas to increase their ability to adapt to climate change impacts on water resources, ecosystems, agricultural and aquatic systems, livestock and other livelihood options.

USAID Mekong ARCC produced this report with two primary aims: first, to demonstrate an integrative process for combining climate science and community knowledge to support the development of climate change adaptation plans; and second, to present the adaptation strategies applied in target communities of the LMB along with lessons learned through their implementation and monitoring. The report should be useful to those working with communities on climate change adaptation including, but not limited to, non-governmental organizations, international aid organizations, government agencies, and research institutions.