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Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Resilience to climate change-induced challenges in the Mekong River Basin. The role of the Mekong River Commission (MRC)
  • World Bank. May 2011
  • This paper examines the'adaptation capacity' of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), which manages the Mekong River Basin, a river basin particularly vulnerable to challenges related to climate change as well as to human-caused change. Several key points have been identified regarding the contribution of the MRC to increasing resilience to environmental and human-caused change in the Mekong River Basin. The aim of the paper is to assess the adaptation capacity of a particular River Basin Organisation (RBO), the MRC, and the related resilience of the Mekong River Basin with regard to climate change but including other challenges such as hydropower development and the related change induced in the basin.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Mekong River Basin
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Climate change, Economic impact, Poverty reduction, Resilience, Risk management, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters
  • Main target audience: Development agencies, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Lessons learned
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Published in 2015