Vietnam: Climate change, adaptation and poor people

Author: 
Oxfam International
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Viet Nam
Year of Publication: 
2008

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Viet Nam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. The government's impressive achievements in pulling millions of people out of poverty are seriously jeopardised by the likely increase in extreme weather events such as severe rainfall and drought, and by slow climate changes like sea level rises and warming temperatures. Poor men and women are particularly at risk. A team of Oxfam researchers travelled to the two provinces of Ben Tre and Quang Tri in May 2008 to take a snapshot of how poor families are experiencing the changing climate, and how they might deal with this in the future.

Series: Climate Change and Poverty National Reports

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