Koh Kong Province, Cambodia

Climate change is a global challenge but a lot can be done at the local level to minimize impacts and capture opportunities. IUCN's Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia Project, funded by European Union, aims to increase adaptive capacity of people and the ecosystems on which they depend to cope with the anticipated impacts of climate change and plan for disaster risk reduction, through sound governance and planning.
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HIGHLIGHT: THE THIRD ANNUAL COASTAL FORUM 2014

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The Third Annual Coastal Forum 2014, Cambodia

 

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BCR Coastal Forum 2012, 29 February to 2 March, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Regional BCR Coastal Forum 2012, Thailand

IUCN in partnership with the Sustainable Development Foundation, GIZ, VASI, Thailand Research Fund, Thai PBS and Burapha University will host the First Regional BCR Coastal Forum at Burapha University, Chanthaburi, Thailand, from 29 February to 2 March 2012. The event is part of the European Union-supported project “Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts - Coastal Southeast Asia”.  …  

15 Feb 2012 | Event

PEDRR Training of Trainers in Bangkok, 6-8 December 2011

New Video: PEDRR Training of Trainers in Bangkok, 6-8 December 2011

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) has designed a Training Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development aimed at strengthening resilience at national and local levels. …  

23 Jan 2012 | Video

Eroded sea dyke and mangrove strip at Vam Ray village, Kien Giang Province.

Why healthy ecosystems matter: the case of mangroves in the Mekong delta

If protected, nature has an amazing ability to recover after disturbance. But the ability to recover depends on the health and resilience of the ecosystem. Mangroves in the Mekong Delta illustrate this principle. …  

14 Dec 2011 | Article

Robert Mather

Interview with Robert Mather

Robert Mather, Head of Southeast Asia Group and also Project Manager of IUCN's Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts-Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR), talked about how the BCR project works with communities on climate change adaptation. …  

14 Dec 2011 | Article

Mr. Vo Van Nua in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Protecting mangroves: what does it cost?

A 2010 report by Forest Trends entitled Roots in the Water: Legal Frameworks for Mangrove PES in Vietnam identified high opportunity cost as a major barrier to mangrove conservation and the development of payments for ecosystems services (PES) systems. In Vietnam, the high opportunity costs arise from the high returns that can be earned from clearing mangroves particularly for shrimp ponds. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2011 | Article
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Ven Sorn is harvesting green mussels in koh Kang area

Massive green mussel die-offs in Koh Kang

 The widespread mortality of green mussels in Koh Kang area worries farmers as they observe the changes in seasons. …  

30 Nov 2011 | Article

Head of Village number 2 tested water during a field trip

Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan sub-district

 Communities in Bang Chan found a suitable plan to solve a drinking water problem after they have been struggling to get fresh water for several years. This is part of the climate change adaptation of local communities as a result of Promoting Local Innovations Workshop in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand on 21-23 October 2011. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Article

An uncertain future for the poor in the face of a fast changing environment in Kien Giang Province

Located on Kien Giang’s 200-km-long coastline, Binh Son Commune is one of the most eroded stretches of coast where, according to the local government and community leaders, the mangroves have receded year after year under the combined effects of sea level rise, storms, and other extreme events. The livelihoods of disadvantaged people in this area, particularly in Vam Ray Hamlet, have been dramatically affected. …  

02 Nov 2011 | Blogs

Journalists on a boat trip in Peam Prasop Wildlife Sanctuary

Cambodian journalists learn to report on climate change

More than 30 Cambodian journalists participated in a training on climate change during 3-5 October 2011 in Phnom Penh and visited IUCN's project sites in Koh Kong Province on 6-7 October. The training, and field visit funded by UNESCO and the EU, and facilitated by the Cambodian Center for Independent Media (CCIM) and IUCN, aimed to raise awareness and interest of journalists on climate change in their professional work.
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19 Oct 2011 | News story

Children living in Lang Sen Wetland Nature Reserve

New project to improve water use in the Mekong Delta

On September 29, 2011, Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Field Coordinator Tang Phuong Gian attended the inception workshop in Soc Trang organized by Wageningen University (WU) and Can Tho University for Production Ability for Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Area of Mekong River, a project to explore ways to optimize the use of salt, brackish, and freshwater in the Mekong Delta. The project builds on a study called Water for Food and Ecosystems (WFE) that was funded by LNV, the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality and coordinated by IUCN with technical support provided by WU’s Dr. Gerardo van Halsema, who organized this workshop. For a copy of the WFE case studies, click HERE. …   | Vietnamese

14 Oct 2011 | News story


Multimedia

BCR Photostream

Coastal Forum 2012

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Building Coastal Resilience

News report by ASEAN TV

Coastal Erosion in Thailand

News report by ASEAN TV, aired on 12 March 2012.

Coastal Erosion - part of climate change impacts (in Thai)

News report by Green News TV, Thai Society of Environmental Journalists.

Coastal Erosion in Thailand (in Thai)

News report by Nation Channel.

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI)

Promoting local innovations for climate change adaptation: Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan Sub-district 

Video on climate change

How does climate change affect the oceans and marine biodiversity?