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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Koh Kapik villagers

People of Koh Kapik brainstormed to draft adaptation plan

IUCN Cambodia conducted a Promoting Local Innovation workshop in Koh Kapik Commune, Cambodia, during 12-14 Mar 2012. This was aiming to identify and prioritize local adaptation activities to be supported by the project in Koh Kapik Commune. The representatives of Provincial Environment Department, local community and IUCN staff participated in this workshop. …  

12 Apr 2012 | Article
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Dararat Weerapong, Senior Communications Officer, Southeast Asia Group, IUCN Asia

Interview with Dararat Weerapong

Dararat Weerapong is a new member of BCR project team. She serves as a Senior Communications Officer for Southeast Asia Group of IUCN. Apart from BCR, she also acts as a communications focal point for IUCN’s Mekong Water Dialogues. Prior to IUCN, she worked for Thailand Environment Institute, WWF, Stockholm Environment Institute and UNESCO Bangkok. She will share with us about her views on communications.   …  

12 Apr 2012 | Article
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Fisherman

Thai Small-scale Fisher-folks Network announced its declaration

This declaration represents the consolidated standpoint of small-scale coastal fisher-folk communities from both the Eastern Region and Southern Region of Thailand regarding their fundamental rights in protecting, conserving, rehabilitating and making use of coastal resources and coastal land in support of their livelihood security, food security and financial security. It also represents the views of these communities with respect to the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Small-scale Fisheries (VG-SSF). …  

12 Apr 2012 | Article
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AECEN Conference

IUCN SEA addressed linkage between CBD and climate change at AECEN Forum

IUCN Southeast Asia Programme was invited to participate in the Annual Regional Forum of Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) held on 28-30 March 2012 in Bangkok. The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Thailand, in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and the AECEN Secretariat. …  

11 Apr 2012 | Article
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Bangchan, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Building Firm Foundations for Climate Change Adaptation in Bang Chan Sub-district

Bang Chan Sub-district is located in Klung District, Chanthaburi Province in Eastern Thailand. The word klung is used to refer to frequently flooded low-lying areas, which already gives you some clues to the nature of Bang Chan Sub-district.   …  

11 Apr 2012 | Article
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Ban Rong Mai

Less water, more concern raises for climate change

Ban Rong Mai – “Come in, take a shower, it is so hot today,” that is such a strange but sweet welcome for two uninvited Vietnamese guests, like us, on arriving at Ban Rong Mai village, Bang Chan Sub-distrcit, Klung District, Chanthaburi province, Thailand. 

03 Apr 2012 | Article
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VCA workshop in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Cambodian BCR team ran vulnerability capacity assessment in Koh Kong

Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary (PKWS), located in the Koh Kong province. PKWS, mainly compounded by small alluvial islands, supports one of the most undisturbed mangrove forests in Cambodia and therefore in the Gulf of Thailand. It is a spawning and nursery ground for many marine resources. The livelihood of approximately 10,000 habitants relies on fisheries and ecosystem services that the sanctuary provides. …  

01 Apr 2012 | Article
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Mangroves in Kien Giang Province

First BCR Coastal Forum 2012: some impressions

I was part of the Vietnamese group that attended the first EU-funded Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Coastal Forum that was held in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 29-March 2, 2012. Throughout the three days, I was impressed by the high level of participation, the high quality of most of the presentations, and the amount that the three BCR countries - Thailand, Cambodia, and Viet Nam - can learn from each other. Several things struck me from the forum. …  

20 Mar 2012 | Article
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Deploying devices

Back from the brink: experience of a fishing village in Rayong, Thailand

The following story was based on a field trip organized as part of the first European Union Building Coastal Resilience (BCR) Forum in Chanthaburi, Thailand on February 28-March 2, 2012.
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08 Mar 2012 | Article

BCR Coastal Forum audiences

Press Release: Climate change solutions for the coasts of Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam

Around the world coastal communities are struggling to understand what climate change means for them and what they should do about it. While the global discussion about what the world should do about climate change lingers on, for coastal communities the effects are very real and happening now. …  

01 Mar 2012 | Media statement


Multimedia

BCR Photostream

Coastal Forum 2012

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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?