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10/03/2018 - 08:16

Assessing the vulnerability to climate change in Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system

It is the main content of the consultancy conference held by Hue Center for Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment on March 8.

The peace at sunset on Tam Giang lagoon. Photo: Ngo Thanh Minh

From the beginning of August to the end of November, 2017, CSSH assessed the vulnerability to  climate change in Tam Giang – Cau Hai lagoon system, mainly focusing on the lagoon fishing communities in the hamlets near estuaries and wetlands.

The result shows the list of areas affected by disasters, climate change, and it also reveals infrastructural damage, loss of livelihoods caused by storms, erosions, landslides, water scarcity, etc. In addition to the vulnerability assessment result, the research unit also offer the solution to improve the climate change adaptive capacity for the vulnerable fishing communities along Tam Giang – Cau Hai.

By Hoai Thuong