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Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Communities

Coastal and marine ecosystems are vital to Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, as each of these countries depend on fish and other marine products to fuel their economy and feed their people. However, the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, storm surges and typhoons, mean that...

Climate Change Adaptation in the Lake Chilwa Basin

Malawi has experienced a number of adverse climatic events in recent years. Lake Chilwa, a major lake in the country and an important resource has dried up nine times in the 20th Century due to low rainfall in the basin. and it is predicted that events of this nature will become more common...

Climate Change Adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin

Climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin is expected to result in an increase in the frequency and severity of droughts, floods and saltwater intrusion. Such changes are expected to affect natural ecosystems, agriculture and food production, and also exacerbate the problems associated with...
Timor Leste - by Jharendu Pant

Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Timor Leste

Timor Leste is one of six nations within the Coral Triangle (CT), a region located along the equator at the confluence of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. Despite an extensive coastline the country has made scarce use of its living marine resources, and annual fish consumption is less...

Coastal Planning and Management Program for Western Ghana

The six districts of Ghana's coastal zone represent less than seven percent of the land area of the country, yet they are home to 25 percent of the nation's total population. The combination of increasing food and livelihoods insecurity, population growth, and environmental degradation continues...

Community-Based Fisheries Management in Haor Basin Contributing to Poverty Eradication in Bangladesh

Sunamganj, a district in north-eastern Bangladesh, is characterized by beels, permanent water bodies that are located in the low-lying floodplains of the Haor Basin. To alleviate the poverty of 90,000 fisher people living around these rich ecosystems, the Sunamganj Community-Based Resources...

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