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Summary articles on Human Geographic Journal, No.1-2015

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Summary articles on Human Geographic Journal, No.1-2015
BUILDING POLICY FRAMEWORK TO PROMOTE GREEN GROWTH IN VIETNAM

The research is implemented under the framework of the project N.II2.4-2011.21  supported by the National Foundation for Science and Technology

Authors: TRẦN NGỌC NGOẠN, LÊ THÀNH Ý

Abtract: The transformation to green economy is considered a strategy toward sustainable development to maintain balance and harmony among socio-economic development, environment protection and efficient use of natural resources.  The Prime Minister issued Decision N. 1393/QD-TTg dated September 2012. Based on researches of domestic and intermational scientists, the paper suggested some solutions toward a policy framework promoting green growth in Vietnam.

REGIONAL LINKAGE IN RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN VIETNAM (a case study in Mekong River Delta)

This research is implemented under the framework of the State-level project entitled “Research on building regional linkage  mechanism and policy in respond to climate change in Vietnam”. Project code: BDKH.30

Authors: TRẦN HỮU HIỆP, NGUYỄN SONG TÙNG, HÀ HUY NGỌC

Abtract: The Mekong Delta is one of the three deltas in the world servely suffering from climate change and sea level rise. For sustainable development in the future, it needs urgent actions based on long term orientations and vision as well as regional, inter-regional and national approaches. The paper analyzes and assesses impacts of climate change on the Mekong Delta. Based on situations of responding to climate change, some solutions to increase regional linkage in coping with climate change in the Mekong Delta have been proposed.

IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION SOLUTIONS IN ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THE RED RIVER DELTA

Author: PHẠM QUANG HƯỞNG

Abtract: The Red River Delta is regarded as one of the regions in Vietnam affected by climate change. Recently, the region has demonstrated its economic transformation toward international economic integration, however, similar to the whole country, slow and low-quality speed is the main tendency. Under the impacts of climate change and shortcomings of economic transformation, the appearance of economic, social and environmental conflicts has created potential risks and barriers to sustainable development of the Red River Delta and Vietnam. To this end, researches on climate change impacts to the development in the delta over the recent years aim to find out solution to minimize and adapt to climate change.


ROLE OF WATER RESOURCES TOWARD SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Author: NGUYỄN THẮNG

Abtract: The water shortage in many countries is a great threat toward sustainable development of ecological system, food security, human health and existence of life in the planet. Besides, inappropriate  perception and behaviors of human to precious natural resources have made the threat increased. On the occasion of the 2015 World Water Day themed “Water and Sustainable Development”, the article introduces an overall and comprehensive overview of water resource’s role toward sustainable development to work together to implement effective measures to exploit, use, manage efficiently the natural resources.

OVERVIEW OF HYDROPOWER PLANT CONSTRUCTION IN THE MEKONG RIVER BASIN

Author:  LÊ THÀNH Ý

Abtract: The construction of Don Sahong has attracted the concerns of all countries in the region. Don Sahong hydropower plant was built near Khone waterfall in the main stream of the Mekong river. That caused negative effects to the aquatic diversity, extinction  of rare fish and made a serious risks to aquatic resources and food security. The paper summarizes some contents mentioned by scientists about the geo-political position of the Mekong river, the impacts of mainstream hydropower plant on environment, ecology and livelihood in the sustainable development.

EVALUATION OF DISASTER DAMAGE CAUSED BY STORM AND FLOOD AFFECTING LOCAL COMMUNITY IN KY ANH DISTRICT, HA TINH PROVINCE

Authors: NGUYỄN AN THỊNH, NGUYỄN VIẾT THÀNH, KIỀU HẢI LIÊN, PHẠM MINH TÂM, NGUYỄN THỊ NHẠN

Abtract: This paper deals with the methodology for disaster damage valuation caused by storm and flood affecting local community in the coastal area of Ky Anh district. From the statistics of 7 social damage losses classified according to the types of sources of livelihood of local people, methods of damage valuation was used during 2008-2013 and comparative analysis between 7 communes in coastal areas. Studied results show that the worst of damages was at the Ky Ninh and Ky Nam, and investment projects are required to prevent and mitigate flood damage due to storm to livelihoods of local community for sustainable economic development in this area.


COMMUNITY-BASED ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN TRA SU, TINH BIEN DISTRICT, AN GIANG PROVINCE

Author: PHAN THỊ DANG

Abtract: One of the advantages of eco-tourism is broad way and active participation and its benefits of local community. In the article, author focuses on analyzing the participation of local communities to eco-tourism development in Tra Su to propose some solutions for ecotourism development.


COMMUNITY-BASED ECO-TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN PU MAT NATIONAL PARK, NGHE AN PROVINCE

Author: NGUYỄN XUÂN HÒA

Abtract: Pu Mat National Park located in the west of Nghe An province has an area of 194,000 hectares, of which 94,000 hectares of protected areas and 100,000 hectares of buffer zones with many natural resources, fauna and flora. In the buffer zones of the national park, there are seven ethnic groups of Thai, Kinh, Kho Mu, H’mong, Dai Lai, Poong and O Du living together. These ethnic groups owns unique tradition, customs and cultural features. These characteristics are considered a basic premise for community-base tourism development in the area. Pu Mat National Park is considered one of the five major centers for tourism development. The article points out some suggestions to develop community-base eco-tourism in a sustainable way.

Source: Institute of Human Geography

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