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1208088-WFP-0000100377WFP uses satellites and climate modeling to boost resilience to climate change in Vietnam

Hanoi – A report launched by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Vietnam found that rural livelihoods in Vietnam are highly sensitive to climate change, especially in the northern mountainous regions and the central highlands. The report also found that resilience must be boosted to safeguard food security and nutrition progress made in recent years.

WFP launched the Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience (CLEAR) report jointly with the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Despite not having an operational presence in Viet Nam, in 2018 WFP has been using innovative technologies to analyze the resilience of Vietnamese communities to climate hazards.

“We cross-referenced satellite imagery and climate modeling with what we found on our joint field assessments,” said Justin Dittmeier, WFP’s Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer who co-authored the report. “Through a consultative analysis, we then mapped how resilient different livelihoods are to climate stresses,” he added.

The report details how among the 80 unique livelihood zones identified in Viet Nam, zones with upland paddy farmers were among the least resilient to climate change. The report urges that these areas, which are particularly vulnerable to climate change, continue to be targeted by government and partners, through their programmes and adaptation plans.

Read more: Vietnam: CLEAR | Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience

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SE Asia-FALL 2018 BULLETIN-OFC ONLY 1From the films of Laos to the shrimp farms of Thailand, the 2018 Fall Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Bulletin is lush with stories that cross national borders and disciplines.

Read about the making of an interdisciplinary service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, Indonesian music and environmental movements, and the legacy of monarchy in Asia. Also: SEAP Outreach co-sponsors a Cornell student-led project serving a refugee resettlement organization in Utica, New York, and organizes a cross-institutional conference on the value of education “going global.”

Source: Cornell Chronicle

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building urban resilienceBuilding Urban Resilience

Principles, Tools, and Practice

Abhas K. Jha, Todd W. Miner, and Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Editors

About Building Urban Resilience in East Asia

Building Urban Resilience in East Asia is a World Bank program that aims to increase the resilience of cities to disasters and the impacts of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. The objective is to demonstrate a scalable methodology and practical tools for risk assessment that can be used for city-level investment decisions.

Read more: Building Urban Resilience

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