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Housing and Climate Change: Adaptation Strategies in Vietnam

  • Vinh Hung Hoang
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Abstract

Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. About 70% of the country population is vulnerable to typhoons and tropical storms, flooding and landslides. The most recent climate change projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2007) indicate that Vietnam will be especially hard hit by sea level rise and by more intense and frequent extreme weather. The vast majority of the population is either involved in the agricultural sector or dependent upon natural resources; their livelihoods therefore are influenced by climatic change. Industrial and urban developments are mostly located on the coastal areas and plains that are susceptible to typhoons, tropical storms, sea surges, salt intrusion and sea level rise.

Keywords

Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Tropical Storm Disaster Risk Reduction Civil Society Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hanoi University of ArchitectureThanh Xuan, HanoiVietnam

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