Clone of Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta: Part A - Ca Mau Atlas

Date: December 2011
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Document Type: Consultant's Reports
Project Number: 43295-012

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The Asian Development Bank engaged Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) in association with; the Center for Environmental Research (CENRE) under the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN); Acclimatise and University of Newcastle, Australia to undertake ‘Part A’ of the AusAID funded Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta (TA 7377-VIE) that focuses on the two most southern provinces of Vietnam; Ca Mau and Kien Giang.

This Atlas translated in Vietnamese is one of two products that represent the culmination of Part A of the Climate Change Prediction and Impact Assessment study. The atlas presents information from two sources; modelling and GIS outputs from IMHEN; and intensive survey information and data from staff interviews provided through the Provincial Peoples Committee. The PPC and district departments contributed to the inception and mid project workshops. Each district in the province was considered in the scope of this assessment through stakeholder consultations and field surveys at all levels of government.

This Atlas is a companion to the final report of Part A of the project: ‘Climate Change Vulnerability & Risk Assessment Study for Ca Mau and Kien Giang Provinces, Vietnam’.

The Atlas presents three key outputs: an identification of future climate conditions in the region; an assessment of the effects of future climate scenarios on natural, social, and economic systems in the region; and an analysis of the vulnerability of each district. It provides practical measures that provincial and district administrations can take to inform and strengthen their programs. It is expected that the maps of projected impacts of climate change and of present and projected vulnerability will be an important tool for policy makers at national, provincial and district level.