ISET Working Paper: Integrating Climate Change into Socio-Economic Development Plans Case Study of Da Nang

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The Government of Vietnam approved a National Strategy for Climate Change in 2011, identifying long-term policy objectives to 2020 and short-term priorities for the period 2011-2015. To implement this strategy, a National Action Plan on Climate Change was approved in 2012 (Decision 1474). At that time, the five-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (SEDP) 2011-2015 had already been approved, but climate change actions were not included as priorities due to the timing of the strategy and action plan approvals. In 2013, recognizing that climate change needed to be integrated more effectively into all levels of government socio-economic development planning, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) approved Decision 1485 (17 Oct 2013), promoting the integration of climate change and providing guidelines to planning agencies in line ministries and provinces. This new policy is not mandatory, but even so Vietnam?s 64 provinces and cities have done little to adopt these guidelines or to integrate climate change into their provincial level public expenditure planning process (Socio-economic development plan, or SEDP). One exception is the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam, where climate change has been integrated on an experimental basis into the city?s SEDP preparation process. This paper explores the process followed by Da Nang and the lessons it offers for other cities and provinces. Keywords: Disaster Risk Reduction/Hazard Management; Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation; Social Vulnerability; Water Management

Authors: Dr. Stephen Tyler, ISET-International; Dr. Bach Tan Sinh and Ms. Nguyen Quynh Anh, Nistpass; and Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ha, CCCO Da Nang

Citation: Tyler, S., Nguyen, A., Nguyen, H., Bach, S. (2016). ISET Working Paper: Integrating Climate Change into Socio-Economic Development Plans?Case Study of Da Nang. Da Nang, Vietnam: Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International.

Funded by: The Rockefeller Foundation


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