“We would like to apply our experience to a larger set of cities in Vietnam to create a nationally representative city resilience index.”
Because of climate change, Vietnam’s Kien Giang province is struggling to maintain its place as the country’s biggest rice producer, a distinction it has held for nearly two decades.
The Mekong delta is home to 17 million people, a major source of rice for the region and it underpins a quarter of Vietnam’s GDP – yet most of it is sinking.
In Thailand, however, communities are being evicted from national parks under a law aimed at conserving forests.
With the weight of skyscrapers contributing to the city’s gradual descent into water, Bangkok has become a victim of its own frenetic development.
With fields too hot and productivity too low, it is no surprise that Thailand has such an influx of Cambodian workers.