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On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change

Vulnerabilities and Adaptations in Central Vietnam

  • Ole Bruun
  • Thorkil Casse
  • 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


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ngoc Quang Vu, Henning Schroll, Jan Andersen, Søren Lund
    Pages 43-69
  3. Andreas Waaben Thulstrup, Thorkil Casse, Thomas Theis Nielsen
    Pages 71-89
  4. Catherine McKinley
    Pages 179-193

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.


Climate Change Disaster Management Environment Vulnerability climate change impacts

Editors and affiliations

  • Ole Bruun
    • 1
  • Thorkil Casse
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Society and GlobalizationRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark
  2. 2., Department of Society and GlobalizationRoskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

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