Second Mekong Climate Change Forum - Speeches and Presentations

Siem Reap, Cambodia , 6th Oct 2014

Day 1: Monday 6th October 2014


Opening and welcoming remarks

Keynote 1: Adaptation to climate change in a transboundary context: Setting the scene

Keynote 2: Adaptation to climate change in the context of the Lower Mekong Basin


2.1. Climate change and adaptation in Asia: Key findings of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report

2.2. Status of climate change and adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin

3. PARALLEL SESSION: Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in water-related sectors in the Lower Mekong Basin

3.1. Flood and drought

3.1.1. Vulnerability and impacts of floods and droughts in the riverine rural communities of the LMB, Cambodia

3.1.2. Vulnerability of livelihoods in flood-prone areas: A case study in Kandal of Cambodia and An Giang of Vietnam

3.1.3. Vulnerability assessment and adaptation for climate change-induced disasters in Mekong Delta

3.1.4. Impacts of climate change on the hydrological process in the Mekong River

3.2. Agriculture and fisheries

3.2.1. Climate change impacts on agricultural water use in the LMB

3.2.2. Potential impacts of climate change on fisheries resources in the Lower Mekong Basin

3.2.3. Simulation of climate change impact on lowland paddy rice production potential in Savannakhet Province, Laos

3.2.4. Experience of CCAI demonstration project in Prey Veng Province, Cambodia

3.3. Ecosystems and biodiversity

3.3.1. Introduction of the Delta Study of Viet Nam with respect to climate change impacts assessment

3.3.2. New approach for assessment of climate change vulnerability for wetlands in the Mekong Basin

3.3.3. Potential impacts of the Super Sea Dyke at Rach Gia Bay on the value of mangroves in Kien Giang province - Mekong Delta, Vietnam

3.3.4. Sustainable forest management for climate change adaptation

4. PARALLEL SESSION: Addressing cross-sector and transboundary issues in adaptation to climate change

4.1. Transboundary and cross-sector adaptation: Experience from the Danube Basin

4.2. Addressing cross-sector and transboundary issues in adaptation to climate change: Spain-Portugal case

Day 2: Tuesday 7th October 2014

5. OPENING PLENARY: National and transboundary adaptation strategies and action plans in the Lower Mekong Basin

5.1. Cambodia

5.2. Lao PDR

5.3. Thailand

5.4. Viet Nam

5.5. Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

6. OPENING PLENARY: A synergy between national and transboundary adaptation strategies and action plans: Approach, methodology and good practice

6.1. Flood and drought

6.1.1. Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation in drought severity in the Lower Mekong Basin

6.1.2. Assessment of climate change impacts on flood behaviour


6.2. Agriculture and fisheries

6.2.1. Integrated approach to climate change adaptation

6.2.2. The coastal adaptation to climate resilience planning in Preah Sihanuk and Koh Kong Provinces, Cambodia


6.3. Ecosystems and biodiversity

6.3.1. Designing climate change adaptation strategies that preserve ecosystem services and reconcile human development and conservation needs

6.3.2. Adaptation to climate change in agricultural-ecological zones in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam

7. OPENING PLENARY: Good practices and lessons learnt in climate change and adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin

7.1. Mainstreaming adaptation into development

7.1.1. International legal framework of utilization of the Mekong River and adaptation to climate change

7.1.2. Floodplain development and climate change: Planning for change and adaptation on Mekong floodplains

7.1.3. Water resources-climate change adaptation strategy in Cambodia


7.2. Adaptation in practice

7.2.1. Promotion of climate resiliency in rice and other crops in ASEAN

7.2.2. Climate change adaptation for livelihoods of rural women

7.2.3. The study on smallholder aquaculture in flood and drought areas in Phieng and Paklai Districts, Xayabuly Province, and Outhoumphone and Champhone Districts, Savannakhet Province


7.3. Replication and upscaling

7.3.1. CCAI demonstration projects in Viet Nam

7.3.2. Up-scaling climate change adaptation practices in drought prone areas of the Young River Basin Northeast Thailand

7.3.3. CCAI demonstration project in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Day 3: Wednesday 8th October 2014

Conclusion of the 2nd Mekong Climate Change Forum

Closing remarks



Latest Events

Regional Training Workshop on ISH0306 & Consultation with Developers on DG2018 (open to developers and consultants)

The project (study) ISH0306: Development of Guidelines for Hydropower Environmental Impact Mitigation and Risk Management in the Lower Mekong Mainstream and Tributaries

The Regional Stakeholder Forum on the Council Study and the Update of PDG and Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy

The Study on Sustainable Development and Management of the Mekong River, including the Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Projects