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Vietnam's environmental policies at a crossroads - Salinated Rice Fields, Hunted-Out National Parks, and Eroding Beaches – and What We Can Do About It

Vietnam achieved a rapid socio-economic development within the last decades, lifting millions of people out of poverty. However, the future development of the country is threatened by severe challenges arising from climate change, pollution caused by the country’s rapid industrialization process, and home-made environmental problems. Political decision makers increasingly recognize the urgency of the situation, and try to address it by a number of laws and strategies. However, those strategies often remain paper tigers, failing to bring about profound changes on the ground. The study at hand analyses Vietnam’s challenges in the field of climate change, energy, and the environment, as well as the political actions taken to tackle them. Addressed towards practitioners working in the fields of climate change, energy, and environment, the paper offers an optimistic outlook, and policy-recommendations on what should be done to improve the situation in Vietnam.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics Environment and natural resources policy and administration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Commercial use is not permitted without the written consent of the FriedrichEbert-Stiftung

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Author (individual) Sonja Schirmbeck
Author (corporate) Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Publication date 2017
Pagination 30
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Keywords environment policy,chính sách môi trường,biến đổi khí hậu
Date uploaded March 26, 2020, 04:51 (UTC)
Date modified May 13, 2020, 07:13 (UTC)