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.

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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.

BioForsk's approach to climate change studies

Nagothu Udaya Sekhar presents on BioForsk's approach to climate change studies.

Economic perspectives on production function estimation combined with climate change aspect

Varunthat Dulyapurk presents economic perspectives of climate change on aquaculture production.

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for shrimp farmers in India

K. Muralidhar presents on climate change vulnerability and adaptation for shrimp farms in India.

Impact of climate change on culture-based fisheries of seasonal reservoirs in Sri Lanka

M.M.M. Najim presents on the impacts of climate on culture-based fisheries in seasonal reservoirs of Sri Lanka.

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for milkfish farmers in Borotok Neuva and Dumangas, Philippines

Erwin Pador presents on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in milkfish farming, the Philippines.

Vulnernability and adaptation to climate change for catfish farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Truong Hoang Minh presents on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in Vietnamese catfish.

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change for improved extensive shrimp farming systems in Vietnam

Presentation on climate change vulnerability and adaptation in improved extensive shrimp farming systems in Vietnam.

AquaClimate Project Partners Meeting

For three years NACA worked with a consortium of partners on a project to strengthen the adaptive capacities of small-scale farmers to climate change. The aim of the “Aquaclimate” project, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), was to identify the likely medium-term impacts of climate change on important aquaculture systems and to develop adaptation strategies that will help farmers to cope with the changes.