Centre for Climate Change Study in Central Vietnam

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The Centre for Climate Change Study in Central Vietnam (CCCSC established by Decision No. 1222/QD-DHH-TCNS, dated 30th December 2009, president of Hue University. The CCCSC is an autonomous organization operating under the auspices of the Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry. The center has the legal personality, has its own seal/stamp and bank account; organize and implement specification activities according to the general legality regulations, operation regulations of Hue University and the CCCSC.

  • Vietnamese  name: Trung tâm nghiên cứu biến đổi khí hậu miền Trung

  • English name: Centre for Climate Change Study in Central Vietnam

  • Abbreviated name: CCCSC

  • Address: The Centre is located at first floor, Library and Information Building, Hue University of Agricultural and Forestry. No.102, Phung Hung Street, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam.

  • Director: Dr. Ho Thanh Ha

  • Phone/Fax: +84 (54).3536056

  • Email: cccsc@huaf.edu.vn - hothanhha@huaf.edu.vn

  • Website: http://cccsc.huaf.edu.vn

- Management board: Dr. Ho Thanh Ha
- Total number of researchers and officers: 18. In addition, the Center also has a strong group of collaborators who are knowledgeable and well trained in each specialization. These collaborators are mostly lecturers at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry and they would involve closely in each specific project.
2.1. Functions
Research and training

  •  The CCCSC is the leading organization in Central Vietnam in the area of research and training relating to the impact of climate change and sea level raise.

  • Documentation of the existing results and experiences of climate change research of other countries globally in order to consultant to the process of establishment scenarios for Vietnam to adapt and mitigate negative impact of climate change and the rise of sea level in coastal area of Central Vietnam.

  • Provide and share information about the result of existing research, experience and scenarios of the impact of climate change and sea level rise to provincial and lower level authorities. Therefore, they can use these information sources as scientific foundation for further establishment the development strategies in term of population, infrastructure, food security, and good productions.

  • Provide training course to improve management skills and capacities in adaptation to climate changes of communities.

  • Take advantages of domestic and international funds to train and build up a well-educated human resource with more staff who obtained their own master, doctorate for Hue university of Agriculture and Forestry, Hue University and other coastal provinces in Central Vietnam.

  • Play as a center-based for staff of Hue university and other central provinces approach and share the result of their results and experiences with other scientists in the regions and international about mitigation and coping with the damages caused by climate changes.

  Technical consultant services

  • Conducts classes as per requested to foster and improve professional capacities for governmental officers in fields of climate change, natural resources and environment. Cooperation with other training centers and universities to conduct requested classes to train lecturers and technical staff in fields of climate change, natural resources and environment for all provinces in Central and Central-highland Vietnam.

  • Provide scientific consultant services: technical transfers relating to climate change, natural resource and local environment.

  • Stakeholder consultants (government, NGOs, local residents, ect.,.) to choose appropriate models for adaptation in agricultural areas.

  • Provide consultant services in final evaluation of effectiveness projects, which related to climate change.

2.2. Tasks

  • Conduct research for climate change adaptation and mitigation;

  • Provide short training course relating to climate change;

  • Establish and develop networking  to share and exchange information in climate change, such as organizing seminar, workshop and study tours;

  • Provide consultant services in many areas, especially in sustainable development of agriculture and forestry.


The Centre for Climate Change Study in Central Vietnam (CCCSC), builds on the experience of the SIDA/SAREC-supported Project on Sustainable Rural Development. The newly established CCCSC aims at carrying out a range of climate change adaptation and mitigation studies in agricultural and forestry areas in Central Vietnam.


4.1. List of projects has been implementing


Project name




Agricord project: supporting forest producer organizations in Central Vietnam- Applying PEFC certification for cooperative model


Agricord, Finland


Plantation acacia forest towards sustainable forest management practices, orienting to international forest certification.




Plant mangrove forest in Lap An lagoon, Lang Co town, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province


Chan May Lang Co industrial zone board management


Rural institution in climate change context


DANIDA- Danmark


Technique of multiplication and cultivation several tree species in coastal land in Central Vietnam


Ministry of Education and Training


Development of re-generated rice species for lowland areas in Quang Binh province


Thailand of Environmental Institution


Research of multiplication of Melaleuca cajuputi species in coastal area, Central Vietnam


New England university, Australia


Using GIS to assess and monitor plantation forest in Thua Thien Hue province


Hue University


Building models on integrated natural resource management to adapt to climate change at Huong Phong commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue province


Global Environment Facility


Acclimatizing and developing Nypa fruticans species in wetland coastal area in Thua Thien Hue province


World Bank


Improvement capacity of Acacia seedling production for cooperates in Northern Central Vietnam



 4.2. List of consultant activities which have been carrying out

  • High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF) assessment at Duong 9 Forest Company, towards obtaining FSC certification, 2014

  • Pre-assessment, Social impact assessment and HCVF assessment at Tien Phong forest company, towards obtaining FSC certification, 2015.

  • Consultant and technical support to implement the betterment forest management practices, step out to achieving FSC certification, WWF/GFTN, in an identified forest area in Quang Nam province.

  • Pre-assessment to implement the project called improvement adaptation capacities to climate change of local communities in An Giang and Soc Trang provinces (Care Australia);

  • Pre-research to build up appropriate models adapting to climate change in Bac Can province (Care international Vietnam);

  • Research on the agricultural production model adapting to climate change in Thanh Hoa province (Care international Vietnam);

  • Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (CVCA) of local residents in coastal areas in Thua Thien Hue province (SRD); 

  • Technical solutions in natural forest rehabilitation- Project EGP/IUCN-NL (Nam Dong district, Thua Thien Hue province, 2010).

  • Field survey NTFP resources; Monitoring and assessment flora resources; Field survey rare and threatened animal species; Training on field working skills in forest patrols- VCF Project (Bach Ma National Park, Phong Dien Natural Reserve, Thua Thien Hue province, 2011-2012)

  • Building Rattan sustainable management plan at village level; Technique on establishment rattan nursery for the community- Sustainable Rattan Project (Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, 2010; WWF)

  • Biodiversity monitoring skills- Tropenbos Biodiversity Project (Quang Tri, 2010);

  • Identification skills on native species in project area- KFW6 project (Quang Ngai, 2010);

  • Identification common timber species in Central area of Truong Son mountain- Wildlife Trade Prevention Project (Thua Thien Hue, 2010, WWF).

4.3. Other activities

  • Consultants on sustainable natural resource management: Biodiversity conservation; and Forest Certification; Agroforestry; Natural forest rehabilitation, mangrove forest;

  • Provision on training courses (GIS, Mapping and Remote Sensing) and Planning

  • Research on the impact of climate change and livelihood of local communities

  • Establish and implement projects on land management and planning; general planning on social-economic development; general planning on agroforestry and rural development.

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