Climate change

The Climate Change and Emerging Global Issues Programme provides policy guidance on key strategic and emerging issues such as climate policy, energy efficiency and alternatives to use of fish meal in aquaculture feeds.

The programme endeavours to bring to public domain the positive aspects of aquaculture as a significant contributor to food security and the livelihoods of rural communities, and actively promotes south-south cooperation.

Key activities

  • Development of projects and policy guidance on emerging issues of regional interest.
  • Contribute to the global dialogue on use of fish meal and oil in animal feeds and resource usage in the reduction industry.
  • Providing a regional platform for members to develop common policies and strategies to address emerging global issues.
  • Facilitating the development of an environmental monitoring system to strengthen fisheries and aquaculture resilience and to improve early warning in the lower Mekong Delta.
  • Evaluating the vulnerabilities of aquaculture systems to climate change.
  • Strengthening adaptive capacities of small-scale resource-poor farmers to the impacts of climate change.
  • Adaptive learning and management in community fish pond and school fish pond projects.
  • Playing a catalytic role in south-south cooperation in aquaculture development.
  • Communication of success stories in aquaculture.

Related

Subject tags

A collection of subject tags relating to technical matters.

In this collection

Technical brief: Impact of climate change on culture-based fisheries in seasonal reservoirs, Sri Lanka

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the Aquaclimate project in Sri Lanka looking at the impacts of climate change on culture based fisheries. The brief further provides guidelines for farmers seeking to address the climate change impacts on culture-based fisheries in Sri Lanka.

Science brief: Impact of climate change on culture-based fisheries in seasonal reservoirs, Sri Lanka

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the Aquaclimate project in Sri Lanka looking at the impacts of climate change on culture based fisheries. The brief further provides guidelines for academia, researchers and technologists to support farmers for adaptation measures to address the climate change impacts on CBF in Sri Lanka.

Technical brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for catfish farmers, Mekong Delta

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the AQUACLIMATE project, working with catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta. It highlights on farm adaptation measures that can be implemented by catfish farmers to adapt to and prepare for climate change.

Science brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for catfish farmers, Mekong Delta

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the AQUACLIMATE project, working with catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta. It highlights the science and technology needs that must be addressed to sustain the industry and its contribution to the livelihoods of poor farmers and food security.

Policy brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the AQUACLIMATE project, working with catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta. It highlights the policy implications, research agenda and on farm adaptations that will be required to sustain the Vietnamese catfish industry and its contribution to the livelihoods of poor farmers and food security.

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for polyculture systems, Vietnam

The shrimp farming case study was conducted in Cà Mau and Bạc Liêu provinces, Mekong Delta, Southern Vietnam by: (1) organized stakeholder workshops to map farmer's perceptions, adaptation measures and agencies involved; and (2) questionnaire survey to assess vulnerability of the production system to climatic changes and extreme climatic events. Farmer perceptions of climate change and possible adaptation measures were identified. Policy frameworks including the policy options were recommended and an action plan proposed.

Technical brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for polyculture systems, Vietnam

This brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study conducted within the Aquaclimate project in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu provinces of the lower Mekong Delta looking at the impacts of climate change on small scale improved polyculture systems. The brief provides guidelines for policy development to address the climate change impacts on small scale improved polyculture farming systems in Vietnam and how adaptation measures should be implemented in the region.

Policy brief: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for polyculture systems, Vietnam

This policy brief summarises the results from the interdisciplinary study in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu provinces of the lower Mekong Delta looking at the impacts of climate change on small scale improved polyculture farming. The brief provides guidelines for policy development to address the climate change impacts on small scale improved polyculture farming systems in Vietnam and how adaptation measures should be implemented in the region. The guidelines are based on recommendations from stakeholders including farmers.

NACA Newsletter, Volume XXVII, No. 3, July-September 2012

In this issue:

Aquaclimate Project gets thumbs up from regional workshop on climate change. Developing climate resilient aquaculture: The Aquaclimate Project. Regional framework for cooperation on climate change. Emergency regional consultation on shrimp early mortality syndrome, 9-10 August, Bangkok. Regional study/workshop on adoption of aquaculture assessment tools for sustainability. Regional proficiency testing for aquatic animal disease diagnostic laboratories.

Akvaplan-Niva's approach to climate change research

Patrick White presents on Akvaplan-Niva's approach to climate change research.