‘Knowledge Integration: Putting Systems Thinking into Climate Change and Development Practice in Thua Thien Hue Province’ [2014]

  • 9 October, 2019
  • ckcvietnam

Journal article with Nguyen Quy Hanh and Vo Dinh Anh Tuan. Journal of Research and Development 3-4 (2014):  137-142 (with ) [2014].

From the systems thinking perspective, this research discusses the link and integration between climate change and development. On this background, it analyses policies and practices of climate change response in Thua Thien Hue, one of the most severely affected province by climate change in Central Vietnam. The research concludes that climate change response in Thua Thien Hue is prominently influenced by the concepts of modernisation theories and characterised with hard component technology, donor-driven and state-led design, and multi-sector involvement yet loose connection and coordination among programs and projects. More importantly, many climate change research and response actions beyond the provincial adaptation plan, which have become increasingly active, multi-dimensional and effective, are not well connected and strengthened. In order to integrate climate change and sustainable development, our findings suggest that climate change response endeavors put further emphasis on trans-disciplinarity, networking for intensified knowledge sharing and impact synergy, and promotion of participation and knowledge of local communities. In other words, knowledge integration should be nourished and promoted.