Training on Assessing Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change

Bangkok, Thailand 17 to 20 August 2016

This workshop was the first in a series of three that aim to build the capacity of government planners in the GMS to work with communities to integrate climate change adaptation into local level development planning.

Objectives of the workshop were to establish a shared understanding of climate change in the context of communities in Southeast Asia and introduce them to a framework for assessing climate change adaptation.

Sixteen participants attended from Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam – most of whom work with communities in biodiversity conservation corridors in the three countries.

The four-day workshop included lectures, case studies, and group exercises on the following topics:

  • Climate change in Southeast Asia
  • Concepts and frameworks for climate change adaptation
  • Contextualizing communities for adaptation assessments
  • Assessing community risk and vulnerability
  • Community risk profiling
  • Scenario and visioning concepts

Following the workshop, the participants will apply their learning by conducting a situational analysis and risk profiling in target local communities.  

The training was organized by the SEA-START Regional Center and funded through the GMS Core Environment Program.


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Guangxi Project Brief - Biodiversity Landscape and Livelihood

2nd March 2018

The GMS Core Environment Program (CEP) has been working with China's Guangxi Environmental Protection Department (GEPD) since 2006 to pilot biodiversity conservation initiatives in the Sino-Viet Nam Transboundary Biodiversity Landscape (TBL).

With its unique and vast karst formations, spread out across more than 40% of its land surface, the biodiversity conservation corridor pilot sites are located in southwest Guangxi stretching down to the borders of Viet Nam. CEP has supported the two environment agencies of Cao Bang and Guangxi provinces achieve significant restoration and conservation of the limestone forest and biodiversity in the region as well as the ecological integrity of gibbon habitats.

The brief entitled “Guangxi’s Biodiversity Landscape & Livelihood Project” entails the origin of the project, and milestones of the biodiversity landscape and corridor management, including key community-based conservation practices that improve ecosystem integrity and the living condition of surrounding communities, provincial support unit, strengthened transboundary cooperation on biodiversity conservation, and project outlook.      

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GMS Cooperation on Transboundary Biodiversity Conservation

9th March 2018

Border areas have historically been a source of conflict and strife in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Nowadays, with over 20 years of continuing peace and growing prosperity, border areas are focus points for countries in the subregion to work together. To this end, governments and their development partners are working hard to better connect the GMS through transport infrastructure, customs procedures, and border management.

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