Summary

The COP26 special assessment report of the GEMMES Vietnam project, titled “Climate change in Vietnam, impacts and adaptation”, has delivered on day 1 of the Glasgow climate conference a state-of-the-art analysis of the impacts of climate change over Vietnam by 2050, with a specific focus on the complex environmental dynamics of the Mekong delta, while addressing some of the most pressing issues regarding adaptation policies and financing.

Economic sectors are not autonomous from each other or from the rest of the world. They interact through intermediate consumptions, exports and imports, but also through the financial interlinkages with the rest of the world and more broadly the decisions of the financial sector. Macroeconomic linkages might amplify or mitigate the direct climate impacts. For decades, Vietnam has been working to improve the country’s adaptation policy framework, especially to strengthen community resilience and adaptive capacity, reduce natural disaster risks, and limit climate change impacts. However, a lack of appropriate evaluation and decision-support tools and lagging international aid still drag adaptation dynamics.

  1. The 1st session on Financing adaptation strategies, measuring adaptation finance will be organized on 11 May 2022 at 10.30 am (CET) / 3.30 pm (CET + 5).
  2. The 2nd session on Climate and adaptation in Vietnam, contributions from an environmental history of Vietnam will be organized on 18 May 2022 at 10.30 am (CET) / 3.30 pm (CET + 5).
  3. The 3rd session on An empirical multi-sectoral stock-flow consistent model of Vietnam will be organized on 25 May 2022 at 10.30 am (CET) / 3.30 pm (CET + 5).
  4. The last session on Integrated climate impacts and adaptation strategies for Vietnam by 2050 will be organized on 01 June 2022 at 10.30 am (CET) / 3.30 pm (CET + 5).

 

Link to register: GEMMES project - webinar registration form (google.com)

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