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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The Third Annual Coastal Forum 2014, Cambodia



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

BCR Coastal Forum 2012, 29 February to 2 March, Chanthaburi, Thailand

Regional BCR Coastal Forum 2012, Thailand

IUCN in partnership with the Sustainable Development Foundation, GIZ, VASI, Thailand Research Fund, Thai PBS and Burapha University will host the First Regional BCR Coastal Forum at Burapha University, Chanthaburi, Thailand, from 29 February to 2 March 2012. The event is part of the European Union-supported project “Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts - Coastal Southeast Asia”.  …  

15 Feb 2012 | Event

PEDRR Training of Trainers in Bangkok, 6-8 December 2011

New Video: PEDRR Training of Trainers in Bangkok, 6-8 December 2011

The Partnership for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction (PEDRR) has designed a Training Course on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development aimed at strengthening resilience at national and local levels. …  

23 Jan 2012 | Video

Eroded sea dyke and mangrove strip at Vam Ray village, Kien Giang Province.

Why healthy ecosystems matter: the case of mangroves in the Mekong delta

If protected, nature has an amazing ability to recover after disturbance. But the ability to recover depends on the health and resilience of the ecosystem. Mangroves in the Mekong Delta illustrate this principle. …  

14 Dec 2011 | Article

Robert Mather

Interview with Robert Mather

Robert Mather, Head of Southeast Asia Group and also Project Manager of IUCN's Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts-Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR), talked about how the BCR project works with communities on climate change adaptation. …  

14 Dec 2011 | Article

Mr. Vo Van Nua in Can Gio Biosphere Reserve

Protecting mangroves: what does it cost?

A 2010 report by Forest Trends entitled Roots in the Water: Legal Frameworks for Mangrove PES in Vietnam identified high opportunity cost as a major barrier to mangrove conservation and the development of payments for ecosystems services (PES) systems. In Vietnam, the high opportunity costs arise from the high returns that can be earned from clearing mangroves particularly for shrimp ponds. …   | Vietnamese

13 Dec 2011 | Article
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Ven Sorn is harvesting green mussels in koh Kang area

Massive green mussel die-offs in Koh Kang

 The widespread mortality of green mussels in Koh Kang area worries farmers as they observe the changes in seasons. …  

30 Nov 2011 | Article

Head of Village number 2 tested water during a field trip

Finding solutions for drinking water in Bang Chan sub-district

 Communities in Bang Chan found a suitable plan to solve a drinking water problem after they have been struggling to get fresh water for several years. This is part of the climate change adaptation of local communities as a result of Promoting Local Innovations Workshop in Chanthaburi Province, Thailand on 21-23 October 2011. …  

16 Nov 2011 | Article


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?