Climate Change Adaptation of Local Communities Along Heavily Damaged Coasts

  • An Thinh Nguyen
  • Luc Hens
Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)


This chapter analyzes how major stakeholders (farmers, fishermen, fish traders, and local authorities) living in the coastal villages of Ky Anh assess climate change-associated hazards. A two-round Delphi approach allows to rank a series of effects and mitigation measures. The results contribute to a vision on local adaptation actions and policy to foster the capacity and the resilience of major local groups.

The chapter is structured in two main parts. It takes off with a description of the two Delphi rounds which were organized on questions and statements which fit in the logic of a drivers-pressure-state-impact-responses (DPSIR) model. After Kendall ’s test showing a strong coherence in the answers of the stakeholder groups, the data are restructured in vision on priority action for the region .


Local perception Stakeholders Gross costs Livelihood capitals Tropical storm Trend analysis Ky Anh coast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • An Thinh Nguyen
    • 1
  • Luc Hens
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Resources and Climate ChangeHanoi University of Natural Resources and EnvironmentHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO)BrusselsBelgium

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