Environmental Science

On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change

Vulnerabilities and Adaptations in Central Vietnam

Editors: Bruun, Ole, Casse, Thorkil (Eds.)

  • Based on new research in Central Vietnam with inputs from a range of disciplines
  • Suggests a broader, interdisciplinary approach to climate change adaptation and environmental planning
  • Advises steps on how to formulate a research framework for analyses of social and economic impacts of climate changes, using both quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Concludes that climate change adaptation will not be successful unless integrated with environmental planning takes into account local man-made environmental changes, such as hydropower construction and changing forestry and land-use patterns
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About this book

This book is intended to fill a gap in climate-change literature by providing a comprehensive regional study and identifying the overall adaptation challenges in a real-life context. The way in which possible climate impacts interact with a range of other challenges in agriculture, forestry, disaster planning, health care, general economic development, and common livelihoods are presented, and it is argued that greater realism and broader vision are needed in order to address the climate challenge. For instance, unsuitable land- use changes in both coastal and highland regions may increase the vulnerability of rural people, many of whom are already living on the fringes. The author(s) also state(s) that, depending on context, it may be pertinent to address short-term and unsustainable resource use, irregularities in local land management, ineffective governance and social inequality, which are all likely to aggravate the impact of external climate and weather. Not least, it is imperative to integrate general environmental management with any climate-change adaptation effort.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Climate Change, Adaptation and the Environment in Central Vietnam

    Bruun, Ole (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Paradoxes in Adaptation: Economic Growth and Socio-Economic Differentiation. A Case Study of Mid-Central Vietnam

    Buch-Hansen, Mogens (et al.)

    Pages 23-41

  • Is Climate Change a Reality for Agriculture in Quang Nam Province?

    Vu, Ngoc Quang (et al.)

    Pages 43-69

  • The Push for Plantations: Drivers, Rationales and Social Vulnerability in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

    Thulstrup, Andreas Waaben (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

  • Climate Change’s Impact on Natural Hazards in Quang Nam Province, Mid-Central Vietnam

    Le, An (et al.)

    Pages 91-98

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eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-35804-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-642-35803-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44427-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change
Book Subtitle
Vulnerabilities and Adaptations in Central Vietnam
Editors
  • Ole Bruun
  • Thorkil Casse
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35804-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35804-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-35803-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44427-2
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 265
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