Vietnamese coastal residents' awareness and attitude to climate change (A case study in Thinh Loc community, Loc Ha district, Ha Tinh province)

Nguyen, Thi Huong Tra, Boon, Helen J., and King, David (2016) Vietnamese coastal residents' awareness and attitude to climate change (A case study in Thinh Loc community, Loc Ha district, Ha Tinh province). Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 31-44.

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Abstract

Climate change is a global environmental issue that many countries throughout the world have been thinking to address it. Vietnam, the focus of this research, is highly influenced by climate change impacts and natural hazards, especially in coastal zones. The objective of this study is to understand Vietnamese rural and coastal residents’ awareness and attitude to climate change from a sample of 108 Vietnamese coastal participants. To obtain most representative results, mixed methods were used: a questionnaire, observations, and interviews. Preliminary results showed a low level of climate change knowledge, especially in school students and farmers. However, residents were very aware about the risks of climate change impacts to their livelihoods and community sustainability. They also predicted with a high level of accuracy a range of negative future climate change effects. Local residents agreed that a climate change education program is necessary for Thinh Loc community. It is expected that this study will develop an appropriate education program on climate change to enhance adaptive capacity of Vietnamese coastal communities to cope with climate change.

Item ID: 44880
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2334-2412
Keywords: climate change, awareness, perception, attitude
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2016 01:15
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 100%
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