Navigating complexities and management prospects of natural resources in Northern Vietnam

Sharma, S. and Shivakoti, G. and Thanh, M. V. and Leisz, S. J. (2017) Navigating complexities and management prospects of natural resources in Northern Vietnam. In: Redefining diversity & dynamics of natural resources management in Asia, Volume 2: Upland natural resources and social ecological systems in Northern Vietnam. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 245-256. ISBN 978-0-12-805453-6


Vietnam is a country with high levels of biodiversity, a large and growing population, and experiencing rapid transformations from a developing country to a mid-level economy. This chapter looks at the complexities of managing natural resources and development in northern Vietnam with specific reference to issues related to climate change and the renovation of Vietnam’s economy over the past 30 years. The chapter draws from the other chapters in this volume to discuss the challenges related to forestland allocation policies, governance of natural resources, intricacies of payment for environmental services, and ends by discussing some of the issues regarding the analysis of these situations in the complex socioecological systems that are found in the lowlands, midlands, and uplands of northern Vietnam. Recommendations based on the findings of the chapters in this volume are made with specific focus on improving the management of the natural resources base.

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Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 05:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: overnance; land-use planning; forest land allocation; climate change; natural resources management; Vietnam
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management
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