Documents of category Environment

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Climate Change and Rural Communities in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A Framework for Assessing Vulnerability and Adaptation Options

This report presents the methodology and lessons learned from a climate change adaptation study conducted under the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Core Environment Program.The study yielded a framework and methodology for assessing climate vulnerability and adaptation options for rural communities in the GMS.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: May 2014 - Uploaded on: Jul 2014
File size: 2.6 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) , Environment
Category: Environment

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Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management 2014-2020

The Operational Plan for Integrated Disaster Risk Management, 2014–2020 seeks to strengthen disaster resilience in the developing member countries of ADB.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Apr 2014 - Uploaded on: May 2014
File size: 220 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): climate resilience , stakeholder , disaster risk , sustainable socioeconomic development
Category: Environment

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The Don Sahong dam and the Mekong dolphin

The Mekong River is home to a Critically Endangered, declining population of 85 Irrawaddy dolphins.An isolated dolphin group on the border of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Cambodia are the only dolphins left in Lao PDR.

Published by: WWF - Author: Gerard Edward Ryan,
Published on: Feb 2014 - Uploaded on: Mar 2014
File size: 1.8 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Dolphins of the Mekong , hydropower dams , seismic mapping
Category: Environment

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Dam Standards: A Rights-Based Approach

In many countries, the most applicable means of protection for people affected by dams are national and local laws.But too often, laws alone are not strong enough to protect the rights of affected communities.Increasingly, companies, banks, and governments commit to follow internationally-recognized standards.

Published by: International Rivers - Author: Michael Simon,
Published on: Jan 2014 - Uploaded on: Jul 2014
File size: 1.2 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): civil society , dams , communities , environmental standards
Category: Environment

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Climate Risks in the Mekong Delta: Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces of Viet Nam

This report presents the outputs of the Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta.The study focuses on vulnerability assessment of two provinces in the Mekong Delta region: Ca Mau and Kien Giang.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Jul 2013 - Uploaded on: Feb 2014
File size: 6.2 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , agriculture and natural resources
Category: Environment

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Flood Risk Management: A Strategic Approach  

Flood Risk Management: A Strategic Approach

Over recent decades the concept of flood risk management has been cultivated across the globe.Implementation however remains stubbornly difficult to achieve.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Paul Sayers,Li Yuanyuan, Gerry Galloway, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Shen Fuxin, Wen Kang, Chen Yiwei and Tom Le Quesne,
Published on: May 2013 - Uploaded on: May 2013
File size: 4.8 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): risk and uncertainty , supporting sustainability , building resilience
Category: Environment

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Greater Mekong Subregion Atlas of the Environment (2nd Edition)

In 1992, Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam established the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Economic Cooperation Program with the aim of strengthening economic linkages between them and to foster the achievement of common policy goals.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Dec 2012 - Uploaded on: Jan 2014
File size: 25 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Environment , catfish
Category: Environment

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Climate Risk and Adaptation in the Electric Power Sector

This report aims to highlight and raise awareness on the exposure and vulnerability of the energy sector to climate change.It also identifies adaptation options available to each source of energy generation as well as for the distribution and end use of electrical energy.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Jul 2012 - Uploaded on: Jul 2012
File size: 990 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Energy , Environment
Category: Environment

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Adaptation to Climate Change: The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant  

Adaptation to Climate Change: The Case of a Combined Cycle Power Plant

This report aims to demonstrate how a rapid climate change impact assessment can be used to identify the possible impacts of climate change on a thermal power investment project.

Published by: Asian Development Bank - Author: Asian Development Bank,
Published on: Jun 2012 - Uploaded on: Jun 2012
File size: 1.9 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Climate Change , Energy , Combined cycle power plants
Category: Environment

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The Impact of Continued Mekong Basin Hydropower Development on Local Livelihoods  

The Impact of Continued Mekong Basin Hydropower Development on Local Livelihoods

Hydropower development of the Mekong Basin is proceeding at an increasingly rapid pace.Hydropower has already affected the natural and social environments of the Mekong and threatens to cause further devastation for local livelihoods as hydropower projects increase in size and number.

Published by: National Centre for Peace and Confict Studies - Author: Scott William David Pearse-Smith,
Published on: Jan 2011 - Uploaded on: Jan 2012
File size: 443 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Water Resources , Food security , Hydropower development , Livelihoods
Category: Environment

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