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Fact Sheets: USAID Mekong ARCC
24 September 2013
Author: USAID Mekong ARCC

The USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) project is a five-year project supported by the USAID Regional Development Mission Asia in Bangkok. The project focuses on identifying the environmental, economic and social effects of climate change in the lower Mekong River Basin, and on assisting vulnerable population in ecologically sensitive areas increase their ability to cope with these negative impacts.  The Mekong Basin rural poor are highly exposed and vulnerable to the consequences of climate change on the water resources, agricultural systems, biodiversity, ecosystems, and livelihood opportunities upon which they depend to sustain them. The impetus for this program stems from the 2009 launching of the Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI), which emphasizes close cooperation between the United States and the countries of the Lower Mekong Basin (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam) to support regionally sustainable and environmentally-responsible growth.

Lower Mekong Climate Study: The “Climate Change Adaptation and Impact Study for the Lower Mekong Basin” is the most comprehensive assessment to date of climate impacts in the Lower Mekong Basin, which covers parts of Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam. More than 20 national and international experts analyzed what Science tells us about climate shifts in the Lower Mekong’s and how these will affect growing conditions and yields for major commercial and subsistence crops, and impact fisheries and livestock productivity.

Fact sheets of USAID Mekong ARCC are listed below:


Last update: 29.11.2013