Koh Kong Province, Cambodia

Climate change is a global challenge but a lot can be done at the local level to minimize impacts and capture opportunities. IUCN's Building Coastal Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Southeast Asia Project, funded by European Union, aims to increase adaptive capacity of people and the ecosystems on which they depend to cope with the anticipated impacts of climate change and plan for disaster risk reduction, through sound governance and planning.
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HIGHLIGHT: THE THIRD ANNUAL COASTAL FORUM 2014

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The Third Annual Coastal Forum 2014, Cambodia

 

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Climate Change Animation Competition judging panel

Thai PBS-IUCN awarded the winners of Climate Change Animation

14 December 2013, Bangkok – The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) and IUCN collaborated to raise public awareness on climate change through the Climate Change Animation competition. After months of campaigning and university tours nationwide, 92 teams of university students submitted four-minute animations to the competition. …  

14 Dec 2013 | Article
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Praem Krasop, Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia

A mangrove monument for local communities

Paem Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, Cambodia …  

07 Nov 2013 | Fact sheet
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The Second Coastal Forum  - Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia, Soc Trang Province, 15-18 October 2013

Coastal Forum confirms nature-based solution a key for climate change adaptation

Soc Trang, Viet Nam, 15 October 2013 - More than 200 delegates representing local communities, government agencies, academics, NGOs and media from Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam gathered together at the Second Annual Coastal Forum from 15-18 October in Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam, to share experiences, lessons learned and good practices for climate change adaptation in the coastal zone, highlighting nature-based solutions.   …  

15 Oct 2013 | News story
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Mekong: Viet Nam - the Delta film screening and panel discussion at FCCT

Mekong Delta in the Crossfire of Change

A new documentary film highlights the fragility of the Mekong Delta in the face of triple threats from rapid development, climate change and hydropower development. …  

10 Oct 2013 | News story
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The second BCR annual coastal forum 2013

Gearing up for the BCR Coastal Forum 2013

Book your calendar now for the BCR Second Annual Coastal Forum 2013, from 15-18 October at Soc Trang Province, Viet Nam.  …  

01 Oct 2013 | Event
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IUCN Viet Nam Fact Sheet

MEKONG: Viet Nam - the Delta film screening and panel discussion

Venue: Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT)
Date: from 7pm to 9pm, Thursday October 10, 2013. …  

30 Sep 2013 | Event
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Robert Mather speaking at the CSR Asia Summit in Bangkok

IUCN-Marriott partnership: underlying business and nature conservation in Thailand

When my colleagues and I were sitting in the media event that launched the partnership between IUCN and Marriott International in Thailand, we certainly didn’t expect the Chairman of Marriott’s Thailand Business Council to discourse in such detail on why mangroves are important. …  

27 Sep 2013 | Article
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Local fishermen harvesting shrimps in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

BCR pilot projects rolling out in Vietnam

August marks an important milestone for the BCR project in Vietnam. Having worked with community and government partners to identify priority resilience building pilot projects, the project is now working with partners to roll out these projects. Approximately US$350,000 has been allocated for their implementation including approximately $50,000 in co-funding from the IUCN MCC/MFF project in Ben Tre. The 10 pilot projects involve the following: …  

26 Sep 2013 | News story
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Long tail boats at bay serving as playing grounds for children in Trapeang Sangke village

An ongoing study in Kampot assessing the economic dependence of coastal villages on the ecosystem services of seagrasses.

Kampot province in Cambodia has a known seagrass area of aproximately 25,000 ha, a highly productive and important ecosystem providing feeding and nursery grounds for many comercially important species. Various coastal development projects are currently in progress and there is worry amongst villagers and governmental institutions alike on what effects these will have on the seagrass ecosystem. It is therefore of great importance to both understand the current ecology and health of the seagrasses as well as to assess the local economic dependence on this ecosystem. …  

24 Sep 2013 | Article
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The spatial planning included construction designs to minimize coastal erosion and creek sedimentation.

Spatial planning in Mai Root Sub-district

Villagers at Ban Klong Takian try to come up with the best possible plan for their own village, whilst at the same time protecting natural resources and the surrounding environment. …  

23 Sep 2013 | Article
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Multimedia

BCR Photostream

Coastal Forum 2012

View as slideshow

Building Coastal Resilience

News report by ASEAN TV

Coastal Erosion in Thailand

News report by ASEAN TV, aired on 12 March 2012.

Coastal Erosion - part of climate change impacts (in Thai)

News report by Green News TV, Thai Society of Environmental Journalists.

Coastal Erosion in Thailand (in Thai)

News report by Nation Channel.

Promoting Local Innovations (PLI)

Promoting local innovations for climate change adaptation: Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan Sub-district 

Video on climate change

How does climate change affect the oceans and marine biodiversity?