The USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project organized a two-day meeting in Bangkok, Thailand to focus on its technical approach to supporting community climate change adaptation in the Lower Mekong Basin.  Participants, including International Union for Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund, and Asian Management and Development Institute, represented project sites in Khammouan and Champasak, Lao PDR, Sakon Nakhon and Chiang Rai, Thailand, and Kien Giaeng, Vietnam.

The meeting centered on techniques and tactics intended to mainstream climate science into the adaptation decision-making process of vulnerable communities, with partners identifying tools to bridge historical climate trend and weather event information with downscaled scientific projections.  Through these partners, the USAID project is assisting communities in the Lower Mekong Basin to better understand and prioritize climate risks and take actions to strengthen their resilience to food and livelihood insecurity resulting from climate change.

Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update