A new World Bank report, “Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience” cited a study produced by USAID’s Mekong Adaptation and Reliance Program (Mekong-ARCC).  It is hoped that the inclusion of the study in the World Bank’s report will raise the study’s profile as a valuable resource that can inform food security and climate change initiatives in the Mekong basin.  The USAID supported study, "Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong", used climate change modeling to project how climate change in South East Asia may impact agriculture and aquaculture in the region.  Reference to the study in widely read publications furthers the likelihood that its findings and best practices reach a broad audience of practitioners in climate change adaptation. The South East Asia section of the report where Mekong ARCC’s Climate Study is cited can be downloaded here: http://mekongarcc.net/sites/default/files/wb-turn-down-the-heat-sea.pdf.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update

Related link: http://www.mekongarcc.net