Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Change Adaptation in South Minahasa
The Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle: Southeast Asia (CTI–SEA) is an ADB regional technical assistance project (RETA 7813) designed to assist Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines (CT3) in implementing the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI). One of the regional foci is to implement activities that will allow the CT3 countries to adapt to climate change through early actions. For Indonesia, the initial step was to do a vulnerability analysis for Amurang Bay in South Minahasa regency of North Sulawesi province, with a detailed focus on Arakan village. A qualitative, bottom-up approach was done through community consultations using the Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) approach on 11-14 February 2014. In support of this activity, Sam Ratulangi University (UNSRAT) in cooperation with the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) carried out a quantitative assessment from July 2014 to January 2015. The objectives of the assessment study were to (i) conduct a survey on the socioeconomic and environmental parameters and adaptive capacity of the Arakan community; (ii) provide climate trends and projections as well as projected socioeconomic and environmental parameters for Amurang Bay; (iii) map current and future vulnerabilities; and (iv) present the results of the assessment study to stakeholders.
12 Dec 2017 by lmcaballero