Living with Environmental Change: Social Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience in Vietnam [NOOK Book]

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Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia face diverse challenges created by the rapid evolution of their social, economic and environmental systems and resources. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the Vietnamese situation, identifying the factors shaping social vulnerability and resilience to environmental change and considering prospects for sustainable development.
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Living with Environmental Change: Social Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience in Vietnam

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Overview

Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia face diverse challenges created by the rapid evolution of their social, economic and environmental systems and resources. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the Vietnamese situation, identifying the factors shaping social vulnerability and resilience to environmental change and considering prospects for sustainable development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134604203
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
List of contributors
Preface
Pt. 1 Vietnam and environmental change 1
1 Environment, society and precipitous change 3
2 Social vulnerability and resilience 19
3 Managing environmental change in Vietnam 35
4 Historical perspectives on environment and development 59
Pt. 2 The natural resource base 77
5 Property rights, institutions and resource management: coastal resources under doi moi 79
6 Forest land allocation and deforestation processes in the uplands 93
7 Sustainable agriculture in the northern uplands: attitudes, constraints and priorities of ethnic minorities 109
8 Environmental change, ecosystem degradation and the value of wetland rehabilitation in the Mekong Delta 122
9 Mangrove conservation and restoration for enhanced resilience 136
10 Responding to El Nino and La Nina: averting tropical cyclone impacts 154
Pt. 3 Development pathways 183
11 Trade, investment and industrial pollution: lessons from Southeast Asia 185
12 Sustainable urbanisation and environmental issues in Vietnam 213
13 Politics, ecology and water: the Mekong Delta and development of the Lower Mekong Basin 234
14 Prospects for sustainable development 263
List of references 271
Index 304
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