Climate change adaptation compromised, Mekong Delta faces manmade disaster

Anthropogenic drivers in the Mekong Delta will limit opportunities to adapt to climate change even as it dominates threats to the region in coming years, a new report warns.

The Mekong Delta has long historical experience of dealing with water- and climate-related factors which can threaten agricultural production and livelihoods.

However, the increasing impacts of climate change and anthropogenic activities challenge the sustainability of existing ap­proaches, and call for new adaptation and mitigation measures, according to the “Climate Change in Vietnam: Impacts and Adaptation” report which sought to assess the socio-economic impacts of climate change in Vietnam by 2050.

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