Lessons on Implementing Community-Based Climate Adaptation Plans in the Lower Mekong Basin

Climate change will hit hard in the Lower Mekong Basin. People in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand will face higher temperatures leading to heat-stressed crops and livestock. Increased rainfall will cause more frequent and severe flooding, and sea level rise and salt intrusion will critically harm livelihoods, especially in the Mekong Delta. Farmers and rural people will bear the heaviest burden.