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Guidelines for Climate Change Practitioners

These guidelines incorporate the direct experience of projects in the Mekong Region that have used watersheds as an organizing element for climate-change VAAs.

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Slow-onset climate hazards in Southeast Asia: Enhancing the role of social protection to build resilience

This report examines those issues and identifies principles to guide future research on social protection to build resilience to slow-onset events, focusing on coastal communities.

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Inclusive Resilience Outlook

This background document focuses on how to build inclusive resilience in the Asia-Pacific region – that is, resilience-building processes and practices that work for everyone. 

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Review of ASEAN Guidelines on Climate-Smart Land Use

GIZ's Climate-Smart Land Use project facilitated a review of ASEAN guidelines on climate-smart agriculture/climate-smart land use. This report highlights the key findings of the review.

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Support to ONEP/Thailand as Chair of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change

This article describes how member countries were supported to identify potential assistance from donors and partner organisations to implement the ASEAN Joint Response to Climate Change Action Plan.
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Knowledge transfer for more resilient maize farming in Lao PDR

This article details a visit from the Thailand Department of Agriculture (DOA) to Laos in May 2016 to advise maize farmers and local experts on improved and more climate resilient farming practices.

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Key Final Results

The USAID Mekong ARCC project is a five-year program (2011-2016) funded by the USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in Bangkok and implemented by DAI in partnership with the International Centre for Environmental Management (ICEM), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and Asian Management and Development Institute (AMDI). 

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Understanding Adaptation Planning

Summary This report is written by partners in the Philippines, Vietnam and Nepal with funding provided by the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). It...
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Analysis of Forestry Policy Acts and Rules of Bhutan

Analysis of Forestry Policy, Acts and Rules of Bhutan to Mainstream Climate Change Adaptation

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Policy contexts for mainstreaming climate change in BHutan and Nepal
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Policy contexts for mainstreaming climate change in Bhutan and Nepal

This synthesis compares the policy contexts for mainstreaming climate change adaptation in Bhutan and Nepal.

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Assessment of adaptation: Cases from Indonesia

This scoping assessment presents an overview of the needs of small islands in Indonesia in adapting to the impacts of climate change and climate variability. The assessment was conducted in September to October 2011 with the assistance of local NGOs and peoples organizations in Indonesia.

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Krabi holistic approach to vulnerability and adaptation assessment

This paper points out gaps in using sectoral vulnerability and adaptation assessment for landscape adaptation planning, and proposes instead an extended framework for climate change vulnerability and adaptation with a holistic view of the landscape.

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Mainstreaming Climate Change: Thailand Case Study

Summary Climate change adaptation planning in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia has focused primarily on minimizing the impact of future climate change. The resulting preoccupation with the...
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Adaptation or Development? Case studies in Bangladesh and Vietnam

Summary Using Bangladesh and Vietnam as ‘adaptation project-dense’ contexts, we sought to explore how adaptation is understood, mainly by practitioners in development projects, but also by government...
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Mainstreaming adaptation into local development planning: A case study in Chainat, Thailand

Abstract This pilot study aimed to understand climate risks and uncertainty within local communities and demonstrate the integration of climate change adaptation into local development plans. The...
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Scoping Assessment of Climate Change Adaptation Priorities in the Lao PDR

This study evaluates the knowledge of climate change impacts and adaptation needs in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and recommends measures to improve local knowledge, capacity and resilience.

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Scoping assessment of knowledge needs in climate change adaptation in China

This report scopes out knowledge gaps and unmet needs relating to climate change adaptation in China, and proposes ways to address them.

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Mainstreaming Adaptation into Local Development Plans in Vietnam

This report focuses on two adaptation projects in Vietnam: a climate change vulnerability assessment in the Cat Khanh Commune, Binh Dinh province, and efforts to ‘mainstream’ adaptation in the Binh Dinh province’s fishery sector

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Linking Adaptation and Mitigation

This project focuses on the linkages between mitigation and adaptation in community forestry contexts. In keeping with the IPCC, we argue that neither mitigation nor adaptation measures alone are...
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Integration of Climate Adaptation into Development and Conservation Planning in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of 13 countries covered by the AKP. In June 2010, a climate adaptation scoping study was undertaken, with input from stakeholders in government, non-government organizations (NGOs), and...
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Synthesis Report of 2012 Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum, Bangkok, Thailand

The Second Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum brought together more than 800 policymakers, scientists, donors, youths and representatives of Asian and Pacific countries. The Forum was organized by the Adaptation Knowledge Platform (AKP) and the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN) along with several other partners.

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Enhancing Adaptive Capacity in Bhutan and Nepal

Both Bhutan and Nepal understand the importance of addressing climate impacts. They have strengthened their commitment to managing the impacts of climate through several efforts including the...
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Assessment of adaptation needs - Nepal

This report brings together various domains of climate-related knowledge activities by looking at: the institutional landscape policies; laws and regulations; knowledge generation and capacity; and...
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Assessment of adaptation needs - Vietnam

Introduction With the Fourth Assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 1 , it has become clear that: (i) climate change is this century’s main threat to sustainable...
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