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Project Brief: Promoting Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Northern Mountain Provinces of Viet Nam
Actions: The project comprises four specific outcomes which collectively seek to build long-term resilience into the planning, design and implementation for rural infrastructure within the challenging geographic environment of the northern provinces of Vietnam:
Project Title: Strengthening the Capacity of Vulnerable Coastal Communities to Address the Risk of Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events in Thailand
Lao PDR has a predominatly subsistence agricultural economy with 80% of people involved in some form of agricultural activity. However people face widespread food insecurity, with over 30% of the population experienceing shortfalls in rice, the staple crop. This insecurity is a significant dimension of poverty vulnerability and is linked, ccording to analysis provided by the World food Program in 2007, to a range of factors including loss of access to natural resources, sudden increases in food prices, and increasing incidence of flooding and drought.
Introduction: Guinea's coastal zone is the most populous region in the country, comprising 38% of the total population. The impacts of climate change on the Guinean coastal zone are predicted to adversely affect agricultural production and economic security. Lower Guinea is expected to experience an increase in temperature ranging from 0.2 to 2.0 degrees (C). In addition to this, rising sea levels and salt water intrusion, couped with increased rainfall variability and more frequent drought periods, pose threats to Guinea's long-term development.
Outcome 3: Reduced human and material losses in vulnerable communities in the Punakha-Wangdue Valley through GLOF early warnings
Outcome 2: Reduced risks of GLOF from Thorthormi Lake through an artificial lake level management system
Outcome 1: Improved national, regional and local capacities to prevent climate change-induced GLOF disasters in the Punakha-Wangdue and Chamkhar Valleys