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Identifying Institutional Factors that are Barriers to Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The process to successfully adapt to climate change for farmer communities’ in Vietnam faces a multitude of challenges.  This thesis proposes that institutional barriers to implementing policy related to climate change adaptation occur in key sectors related to farmer’s livelihoods at the local level, which are important to facilitating the adaptation process for farmer communities. It analyses the current state of the climate change policy landscape, investigates water, agricultural and disaster risk management sectors in Vietnam in the literature, and examines more closely how governmental institutions at the local level facilitate these in a field study of Bo De commune. The institutional barriers to successful adaptation to climate change reported at the local level in the field study are similar to the types of barriers identified across the literature, related to communication, technology, leadership facilitated by institutions. The results confirm that institutional barriers are occurring at the local level that are impeding the implementation process of key policies; this limits the ability of the farmer community to adapt successfully to climate change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 58 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 167
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Adaptation, Institutions, Vietnam
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210650OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210650DiVA: diva2:663741
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2013-08-14, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 16:20 (English)
Available from: 2013-11-13 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2013-11-13Bibliographically approved

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