The USAID Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (USAID Mekong ARCC) program, in coordination with the Greater Mekong Sub-region Environment Operations Center of the Asian Development Bank, has made available a large collection of Geographic Information System (GIS) data generated through the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin.
The data is comprised of approximately 45 layers of raw map files used for the development of GIS maps. These maps show the projected impacts of climate change, primarily temperature and precipitation, by 2050 and the resulting vulnerabilities for crops in the Lower Mekong Basin. The files, which are approximately 990 MB, can be downloaded from the GIS Data Section of the STATS & MAPS page on the Greater Mekong Sub-region Environment Operations Center of the Asian Development Bank website: Download the data here.
The climate study, the most comprehensive analysis and assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change impacts in the Lower Mekong Basin undertaken to date, serves as a tool in linking science knowledge and on-the-ground adaptation action that increases the adaptive capacity of local communities. The complete set of reports is comprised of a main report and six theme reports on agriculture, capture fisheries and aquaculture, livestock, non-timber forest products and crop wild relatives, protected areas and socio-economics. Read the study here.
Photo: Example of GIS data generated through the USAID Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin.
Source: USAID/RDMA Regional Environment Office Weekly Update