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Climate Change and Its Impact on the Lao and Cambodian People

As climate change intensifies, so do the threats to the environment and ecosystems because they are affected by variations in the weather such as temperature, rainfall and river flow. In recent years these have led to widespread flooding and drought, especially in the Mekong Basin countries. Among the lower Mekong Basin countries, Laos and Cambodia have been identified as the most vulnerable, in part because of their limited capacity to cope with climate related risks.

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Document type Archived web content
Language of document
  • English
Topics Climate change
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition May 3, 2012
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Vientiane Times Phonpapao Village, Unit 32, Sisattanak District, P.O.Box: 5723 Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel: (856-21) 336042, 336048, Fax: (856-21) 336041 Email:

Author (individual) Phoonsab Thevongsa
Co-author (coorporate) republished by IUCN
Publication place Vientiane
Publisher Vientiane Times
Publication date 2012
Keywords temperature,climate risks,weather extremes
Date uploaded December 27, 2017, 18:09 (UTC)
Date modified December 27, 2017, 19:39 (UTC)