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Climate change affects more than 74% of Vietnam's population
Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Climate vulnerability affects more than 74% of Vietnam's population. Among them are families who have lost their homes due to storms and floods, children whose health deteriorates in the early stages of life due to exposure to air pollution, who cannot avoid being impacted by environmental hazards.


On July 29, 2022, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly organized an international workshop on "The impact of climate change on the enjoyment of the rights of vulnerable groups". Sharing experiences and good practices.”

At the workshop, Mrs. Pauline Tamesis - Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Vietnam said that Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change and natural disasters. The impacts are severe, with losses of 3.2% of GDP in 2020. It is estimated that climate change could reduce GDP by up to 3.5% by 2050.

In addition to the losses to the economy leading to a slowdown in growth, Vietnam must take into account those whose lives and livelihoods are most affected by extreme weather events, increasingly high warming temperatures and sea level rise.

Climate vulnerability affects more than 74% of Vietnam's population. Among them are families who have lost their homes due to storms and floods, children whose health is impaired in the early stages of life due to exposure to air pollution, and women and girls who face a greater risk of domestic violence increased in the context of crises and natural disasters, who are inevitably impacted by climate hazards...

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