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Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability Assessment and Economic Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

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dc.creator Phuc Bui Nguyen, Thien Chuong
dc.creator Thi Nguyen, Kim Anh
dc.creator Thi Le, Huyen Trang
dc.creator Jolly, Curtis M
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-09T00:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-09T00:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Phuc Bui Nguyen, T.C. et al. Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability Assessment and Economic Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam. In: Visible Possibilities: The Economics of Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Trade: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 16-20, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), Corvallis, 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/35028
dc.description EEPSEA and Worldfish Center en_US
dc.description.abstract Scientific database has proven that Vietnam is one of the most affected countries due to climate change impacts on aquaculture and economies of rural communities. Ben Tre region has suffered immensely from recent salt water intrusion. Climate change generates sea level rise, increase in temperature and salt water intrusion. In 2005 losses had increased to US$37 million. We conducted three focus group discussions (FGDs) to assist in the identification of vulnerable sectors and households and community adaptation strategies to climate change. Households were also evaluated based on the levels of vulnerability. Residents have requested the construction of a water treatment plant and a dike system. CEA is employed as the tool for evaluating the two planned adaptations: Building a freshwater-supplying factory and Building a sea dike system. Total costs include initial investment and annual operating costs. We also conducted a benefit cost analysis since the outcomes of the strategies are different. The distribution of vulnerability index showed that 31% of households are highly vulnerable to climatic risk while 56% of households are not vulnerable at all. The sea dike is three times more expensive than the freshwater plant. In addition to the higher investment, it is more costly to keep the sea dike under operation annually. The water treatment plant is more cost effective in servicing the communities with freshwater but the dike has a higher benefit cost ratio when all costs are internalized and secondary benefits to agriculture and aquaculture are considered. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship AQUAFISH, USAID, NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency, Norad, The World Bank, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, NAAFE, World Wildlife Fund, United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, ICEIDA, JICA, JIFRS, The European Association of Fisheries Economists, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade en_US
dc.subject Fisheries Economics en_US
dc.subject Economic Impact of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture en_US
dc.subject Special Topics en_US
dc.title Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability Assessment and Economic Analysis of Adaptation Strategies in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam en_US
dc.type Research Paper en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_US
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