Adaptation will make a major difference to how hard the impacts of climate change are felt. Adaptation involves reducing vulnerability (or increasing resilience) by reducing exposure to climate risks, reducing sensitivity to those risks, and/or increasing capacity to cope with those risks. The conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems are increasingly recognized as fundamental to effective adaptation. Community-based approaches are equally important.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and project partners will work together to build capacity in these provinces so that local government agencies can conduct vulnerability assessments; identify pilot activities to reduce vulnerability; design, implement, monitor the success of these activities; and carry out cost benefit analysis and feasibility assessments for replicating pilot actions over a wider coastal area.
In Cambodia, the project will work two provinces Koh Kong and Kampot that partnership with the National Climate Change Office and the Department of Wetlands and Coastal Resources.