Nature Inc - Series 3: Episode 4
28 February 2012, 12:02
It’s the poorest who are most vulnerable to climate change. In the second of our two part series on climate change adaptation in the Asia Pacific region our film crews visit the Philippines and Vietnam.
Albay in the Philippines is one of the most disaster prone regions in the world, suffering from landslides, volcanic eruptions, storms and floods. The governor of Albay has instigated a zero casualty approach to disaster management, and has seen the regions economy expand while in the country as a whole, growth has stagnated.
The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is the rice bowl of south east Asia, 70% of Vietnams rice exports come from this area. Yet sea-level rise threatens production. We discover new techniques that allow rice to grow in salt water conditions and survive up to three weeks of flooding.