Living in a Climate Change Issue2
APRIL - JUNE 2012 ISSUE # 4
 

Welcome to the Living in a Changing Climate newsletter!

This quarterly update, jointly issued by IUCN and CARE International, keeps you up to date on our work on climate change adaptation in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. IUCN and CARE International are carrying out two projects, “Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts ―Coastal Southeast Asia” (BCR) and “Building Costal Resilience to Reduce Climate Change Impact in Thailand and Indonesia" (BCR-CC), both funded by the European Union.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING
 

Cambodian community calls for nature rehabilitation

Entirely situated in Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS), Koh Kapik is one of six communes within Koh Kong province. It is located about 30 kilometers southwest of Koh Kong city. The commune composes of three different villages namely Koh Kapik I, Koh Kapik II and Koh Sralao.
> Read full story
 

Cambodian community calls for nature rehabilitation
 

Local youth monitor their mangroves through innovative technology

Climate change is transforming the very landscape we once knew. With rising sea temperatures in addition to flooding and erosion along the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, every member of coastal communities has to unite in ways to protect themselves from inevitable disasters.
> Read full story

S-VAM training in Thailand
 

The big picture and the Sustainable Development Foundation

Sitting on the prow of a Thai longboat the color of fire and just as hot because of the unsympathetic April sun, I gazed into the abundant mangrove trees, my eyes unfocused, seeing my surroundings more fully.
> Read full story

Danny on boat
 

What does climate change mean to us?

Since one year CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg e.V. is implementing a
climate change adaptation project in coastal areas in Southern
Thailand and South Sulawesi in cooperation with Raks Thai
Foundation (RTF) and CARE Indonesia International (CII), which is
financed by the EU.
> Read full story

Decreasing catchments
from aquaculture
 

A fishing community takes own actions towards climate change resilience

Baan Thaklong in Koh Klang, sub-district of Lanta district in Krabi province is a typical coastal village, where fishing serves as main livelihood. Since around 10 years fishing catchments decreased, which put the livelihood of the coastal population at risk.

> Read full story

Bang Thaklong fishing village
 

Impressions from the Sixth International Conference on Community Based Adaptation

More than 300 climate change specialists from 60 countries gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam from April 16-22, 2012 for the 6th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA6), spearheaded by the International
Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and co-organized by CARE and other partners.
> Read full story

Plenary session - Mainstreaming CBA into government policy and planning
 

Public Consultation process on climate challenges in Southern Sulawesi

“Building Coastal Resilience to reduce Climate Change Impact in Thailand and Indonesia” (BCR CC) is a three year program funded by the
European Comission for increasing resilience of coastal populations to the negative impacts of climate change.
> Read full story

Public Consultation process on climate challenges in Southern Sulawesi
 

What’s causing large-scale clam deaths in Ben Tre?

Ben Tre is a major supplier of white clam seeds for other parts of the Mekong Delta and elsewhere in Vietnam. Of Ben Tre’s 65-km coastline, 50 km are used for clam growing and its clams are a respected brand that offers clam collectors high profits.
> Read full story

Clam ground in Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province
 

Near-shore fishing in Can Gio: a precarious living

As part of a BCR training workshop for provincial government staff in Can Gio on April 4-6, 2012, IUCN organized a short visit to Dong Tranh, a fishing village located right next to Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve where the trainees could test their skills at carrying out vulnerability and capacity assessments.

> Read full story

Mrs. Nguyen Thi Sanh  talking to IUCN staff
 

BCR training of trainers workshop in Can Gio

A major objective of IUCN’s Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) is to link provincial level investments in climate change adaptation with explicit needs based on assessments of vulnerability and community capacity at the community level.

> Read full story

Participants visit a fishing village in Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve
 

Mangrove restoration in Viet Nam: national plans vs. local realities

Vietnam’s government likes to deliver development through top-down national plans such as Program 661, the five million hectare reforestation program (that ended in 2010 and ended up replanting 2.5 million hectares over 12 years).

> Read full story

Mangrove planting in Xuan Thuy National Park
 
INTERVIEW
 

BCR CC Project supports the local government on development planning in coastal areas

An interview with Mr. Achmad Awwawin, the Secretary of BAPPEDA (Agency for Regional Development) and Member of regional supporting task team of BCR CC Luwu District.
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Achmad Awwawin, the Secretary of BAPPEDA (Agency for Regional Development)
and Member of regional supporting task team of BCR CC Luwu District
 

Jonathan Shott walked the Thai audiences to the coastal stories

On the 22 July 2012, Jonathan Shott, a Project Manager and Disaster Management Consultant of the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), was on Channel 9 (MCOT) - "I Love Thailand". He invited the audiences to learn more about his field sites and coastal stories that link with climate change, livelihood, natural resources management, awareness raising and more.
 > Watch programme (in Thai)

Jonathan Shott of SDF, I Love Thailand, MCOT, 22 July 2012
 
RESOURCES
 

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve Evaluation 2012

This report is produced by Dr. Vo Quoc Tuan, and Dr. C. Kuenzer under BCR Project. It aims to evaluate the current status, the dynamics, and the ecosystem services, as well as ecosystem service values of the mangrove forest in Can Gio.

> Download report

Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve Evaluation 2012
 

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI) for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas: A Facilitator’s Guide to the PLI Workshop

Citation: Roth, A. and Rist, S. (2012). Promoting Local Innovations (PLI) for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas, A .Facilitator’s Guide to the PLI Workshop. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN, 56 pp.
> Download report

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI) for Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Areas: Promoting Local Innovations (PLI)
for Community-Based Climate Change
Adaptation in Coastal Areas: A Facilitator’s Guide to the PLI Workshop
 

Cambodia Coastal Situation Analysis

Citation: Rizvi, A.R. and Singer, U. (2011). Cambodia Coastal Situation Analysis, Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 58 pp.
> Download report

Cambodia Coastal Situation Analysis
 

Final Report: Partners for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Training Workshop

Citation: Sudmeier - Rieux , K . (2012). Final Report: Partners for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Training Workshop. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 32 pp.
> Download report
 

Final Report - Partners for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) Training Workshop
 
IN THE NEWS
 

Climate change and its impact on the Lao and Cambodian people, Vientiane Times, 3 May 2012

 
 

Implementing partners
    > GIZ
    > SDF
    > VASI

 



 

BCR Implementing partners
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

IUCN World Conservation Congress Press Briefing & Launch of the Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Indo-Burma
22 August, 7-9pm
Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand

A Meeting with Stakeholders on Kampot Landscape Zoning Assessment  
August
Kampot, Cambodia

A Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) Training
13-15 August
Can Gio, Viet Nam

A Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (VCA) Training
End of August
Bac Lieu, Viet Nam

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI) Workshop
August-October
All BCR project sites, Viet Nam

Ecosystem-based Approaches to Mangrove Crab and Shrimp Stock Rehabilitation
August
Chantaburi, Thailand

Public Consultation on Trat Province 4-year Development Plan (2014-2017)
August
Trat, Thailand 

IUCN SEA Group & Thai PBS - MoU Signing Ceremony & Press Conference
8 September
Jeju, South Korea

BCR Knowledge Cafe
7 September
Jeju, South Korea

IUCN World Conservation Congress
6-15 September
Jeju, South Korea
> website

> More events

 

 

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