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This article explores whether new arenas of engagement for water governance have been created and utilised following the implementation of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in large hydropower projects in Vietnam. The article utilises a multi-scale and multi-place network governance analysis of the water governance-climate finance nexus, based on interviews with government officials, consultants, developers, NGOs, banks, and people affected by the Song Bung 2 and Song Bung 4 hydropower projects. Particular attention is paid to how the place-based nature of organisations shapes the ability of these actors to participate in decision-making. The article concludes that the CDM has had little impact on water governance in Vietnam at the project level in terms of carbon reduction or attaining sustainable development objectives.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Clean development mechanism
  • Climate change
  • Irrigation and water management
  • Water resources
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
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Mattijs Smits, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University; Wageningen, the Netherlands; Carl Middleton, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand;

Author (individual) Smits, Mattijs
Co-author (individual) Middleton, Carl
Publication date 2014
Pagination 22 p.
General note

Water Alternatives Volume 7, Issue 3, 561-583

Date uploaded June 12, 2015, 02:37 (UTC)
Date modified June 24, 2015, 05:23 (UTC)