Building Resilient Landscapes and Green Cities Along the Coast and in the Upland of Vietnam

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


This concluding chapter aims at integrating the data of the previous chapters. It starts from the observation that the reviewed and original data from the core chapters provides a multitude of research facts on Vietnam which leave few of any doubt on climate change associated effects such as storms, inundations, coastal erosion, and their significant impacts on the nature and the affected human populations. Two main recommendations are provided. Firstly, rethink cities and communes in a context of sustainability and green and smart organizations. Adopt an integration approach targeting not only sufficient accessible green but also, among others, carbon neutrality, zero waste, sustainable mobility, an urban economy with opportunities for well-being, and an inclusive and safe social network. Use smart solutions for these ambitious targets. Secondly, strengthen in Vietnam a provincial and communal “disaster policy” which is aligned with the comprehensive national climate change policy.

The chapter concludes by focusing on the uncertainties associated with the research results in this book, among others about the cost of the damage caused by extreme weather conditions.


Policy implications Risk Resilient landscape Green city Coastal protection Sustainable land use National challenges 


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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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