Climate Change Briefs
Flooding in Thailand has disrupted many sectors, one of the most affected being small-scale farmers. To aid farmers who fall victim to flooding, the Thai government financially compensates them for the damages incurred by covering part of their cropping cost. However, as suggested by some studies, there is a tendency…
Climate change has significantly reduced agricultural production affecting food security and livelihood sustainability of Cambodians. An EEPSEA and IDRC study by a team from the Royal University of Phnom Penh analyzed the social vulnerability to climate change of Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province, one of the provinces most affected by natural…
Climate change presents a new and huge challenge with far reaching repercussions and implications especially for countries in Southeast Asia with limited resources to meet the demands. Relevant research has therefore a very important role to play in filling in the gaps. One critical area is understanding how people make…
Chiang Mai Province in Thailand has had a long history of flooding since 1956 due to its bowl-like shape. Floods have occured in rising frequency in the last decade, for instance, between 1994 and 1996, five floods hit Chiang Mai and severe floods took place in 2005. Rawadee Jarungrattanapong from…
An early warning system (EWS) is widely recognized as an essential element in enhancing the adaptive capacity of local institutions and communities to respond to extreme climate events. A cross-country project on adaptation behavior in response to extreme climate events in Southeast Asia and China by the Economy and Environmental…
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia