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USAID Study Analyzes Climate Impacts in Mekong River Basin

      

The Mekong Delta is set to face more extreme weather

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20 March 2014: The values at risk in key livelihood sectors from predicted climate change impacts are estimated to be at least US$16 billion per year, according to the findings of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) 'Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study.' The study, which was inspired by an International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) study, considers climate impacts on agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and rural infrastructure and health.

The study analyzes the potential magnitude of climate impacts in the Mekong delta with the aim of translating them to local communities and policymakers to support adaptation investment.

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Press Release and links to additional information
http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/20/ciat-inspired-mekong-study-highlights-climate-concerns/

USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study (61 page .PDF summary)
http://mekongarcc.net/sites/default/files/mekong_arcc_climate_study_summary-press.pdf

USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study (292 page .PDF full report)
http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1861/USAID_Mekong_Climate_Study_Main_Report.pdf

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