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.
Key Climate Impact Areas
Funding and Key Indicators
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