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By Ole Bruun, Thorkil Casse

This ebook is meant to fill a spot in climate-change literature through supplying a finished nearby examine and determining the general model demanding situations in a real-life context. the best way attainable weather affects engage with a number different demanding situations in agriculture, forestry, catastrophe making plans, wellbeing and fitness care, normal monetary improvement, and customary livelihoods are awarded, and it's argued that higher realism and broader imaginative and prescient are wanted with a view to handle the weather problem. for example, fallacious land- use adjustments in either coastal and highland areas could bring up the vulnerability of rural humans, lots of whom are already dwelling at the fringes. The author(s) additionally state(s) that, reckoning on context, it can be pertinent to handle temporary and unsustainable source use, irregularities in neighborhood land administration, useless governance and social inequality, that are all more likely to worsen the influence of exterior weather and climate. no longer least, it truly is crucial to combine normal environmental administration with any climate-change edition effort.

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3 Economic Development and Social Differentiation in Quang Nam Province Quang Nam Province belongs to Vietnam’s South Central Coastal Region. In 1995, the province was separated from Da Nang city, just north of the present provincial border. As shown in Table 2, Quang Nam is the province with the largest area in the region, and is fairly densely populated with an average of 200 persons per square kilometre.  3, 4).  3 Population density in Quang Nam province 2009 (Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee 2010) Table 2 Basic characteristics of the south central coastal region in 2007 No.

Rich households, however, perceived climate change as the biggest threat to their livelihoods even though they were safer during extreme weather conditions and less dependent on agriculture, due to the fact that extreme weather events such as storms and excessive rains had the potential to ruin their substantial investments in high income earning activities, such as acacia plantations in the Midlands and Highlands and shrimp farms in the Lowlands (Buch-Hansen 2013). 6 Conclusions The rapid economic growth which has taken place within the past 10–15 years following the economic transformation in Vietnam in general since Doi Moi, and in Quang Nam Province specifically, has greatly enhanced social resilience against extreme weather conditions.

The number of foreign visitors also multiplied by a factor of 14 between 1997 and 2010, and has seemingly only been mildly affected by the 2007 global financial crisis. 1 million foreign tourists visited Quang Nam and it is estimated that over 1 million foreign tourists visited Quang Nam in 2010, accounting for approximately 20 % of the total number visiting Vietnam. In 2011, the Quang Nam People’s Committee in collaboration with UNESCO developed a new integrated culture and tourism strategy for sustainable development that aimed to change the quantitative growth approach to tourism to a quality-based growth strategy.

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