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  • Authors: McElwee, Pamela; Tuyến, Nghiêm Phương; Hương, Vũ Diệu; Huệ, Lê Thị Vân; Hùng, Phạm Việt (2010)

  • This study was part of the EEPSEA Cross-country Project on Adaptation Behavior in Response to Extreme Climate Events in Southeast Asia and China which was conducted over five countries: Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and China in 2009. Conducted in Vietnam’s Red River Delta (Chuong My District), the study focused on past extreme typhoons and the adaptation measures taken by the various sectors with a view to accurately assess the adaptive capacity of communities and make recommendations to increase community resilience to climate change. The study found that local villagers have been exercising mutual help, and collective action at different degrees and this built up their social capital. In order to improve social capital to adaptation needs, closer cooperation among dif...