Climate change impacts in Thailand

Climate change impacts in Thailand - what the IPCC 4th Assessment Report has found:
  • Severe flood risk with sea level rise [10.4.3.1].
  • The decline in annual flow of the Red River by 13 to 19% and that of Mekong River by 16 to 24% by the end of 21st century will contribute in increasing water stress ([10.4.2.3
  • The poor, particularly in urban and urbanizing cities of Asia, are highly vulnerable to climate change because of their limited access to profitable livelihood opportunities and limited access to areas that are fit for safe and healthy habitation. Consequently the poor sector will likely be exposed to more risks from floods and other climate related hazards in areas they are forced to stay in. This also includes the rural poor who live in the lower Mekong countries and dependent on fisheries as their major livelihood along with those living in coastal areas who are likely to suffer heavy losses without appropriate protection [10.4.6.6]
 / ©: WWF / Songpol Tippayawong
New Coral Reef discovered in Thailand, Feb 2006
© WWF / Songpol Tippayawong

WWF work

What WWF is doing on the ground in Thailand to protect against climate change:
  • WWF Thailand has drafted a vulnerability assessment proposal for the Greater Mekong River basin and is currently working with local stakeholders and governments on integrating adaptation strategies in the region.

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