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Climate change vulnerability assessment of Labutta township, Ayeyarwady region, Myanmar, 2016 – 2050 (Scenarios for Resilience Building)

Source(s):  United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

This assessment analyzes the vulnerability of the ecological, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of Labutta, Myanmar, in relation to the present and projected climatic conditions.

It concludes that vulnerabilities in Labutta are currently high and that changes in climate will require decision-makers in Labutta Township to plan for increased coastal flooding, warmer temperatures, more frequent extreme heat days, greater amounts of rain within a shorter monsoon season, salinization of water sources and agricultural land, and erratic rainfall patterns during other seasons.

The assessment issues the following reccomendation for policy and decision-makers. For more details, please refer to the pages 143 to 146:

  1. ECOSYSTEM: It is crucial that healthy Eco-Systems are maintained and enhanced in Labutta
  2. SOCIO ECONOMIC: It is essential that productive capacities in agriculture and fishery are protected from the effects of the changing climate, such as crop-failure from increased temperatures, salinization as these sectors will continue to provide employment and occupation to most of the economically active population.
  3. INFRASTRUCTURE: It is crucial that all infrastructure - housing, basic services such as schools and health posts - is adapted to the heightened risks of disasters from cyclones, floods, and water shortages. 



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  • Climate change vulnerability assessment of Labutta township, Ayeyarwady region, Myanmar, 2016 – 2050 (Scenarios for Resilience Building)
  • Publication date 2017
  • Author(s) Fee, Liam ; Gibert, Montse ; Bartlett, Ryan ; et al.
  • Number of pages 169 p.

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