Natural forest in Tay Giang, Vietnam


At a Glance

Vietnam is considered one of the most hazard-prone countries in the world, experiencing typhoons, floods, droughts, and landslides. The country’s poorer populations are now concentrated in mostly rural areas with precarious housing and social infrastructure and low-lying roads highly susceptible to flooding, and are highly dependent on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as fishing and rainfed agriculture. Growing industrial and service sectors have reduced the relative contribution of agriculture, forestry, and fishing to gross domestic product, but these sectors still collectively contribute a significant amount of gross domestic product and employ less than half of the country’s labor force. The energy sector was responsible for more than half of greenhouse gas emissions, followed by agriculture, industrial processes, waste, and land-use change and forestry.

    Climate Projections and Impacts

    Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

    Climate Projections


    Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events


    Sea Level Rise


    Increased Temperature

    Key Climate Impact Areas



    Coastal Ecosystems



    Water Resources

    Funding and Key Indicators

    Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

    USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)


    $9 Million


    $2 Million

    Clean Energy

    $2 Million

    Sustainable Landscapes

    $5 Million

    GAIN Vulnerability


    Population (2020)

    98.7 million

    GHG Emissions Growth


    % Forested Area


    Climate Change Information

    Vietnam Photo Gallery

    Stories from the Area

    There is an urgent need for crop varieties and technologies that help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.
    Congratulations to the 13 winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest!

    This year’s theme, “Healthy Forests for a Healthy Future,” focuses on nature-based solutions to climate change such as active reforestation, plantations, agroforestry, and natural regeneration. The winning photos tell the stories of individual and community change agents for sustainable development, forest protection, and a climate-secure future.
    As a boy growing up on the outskirts of Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park, Koren Gren spent his days surrounded by the natural world. Today, he still does.