Climate change and environmental pressures in Vietnam


Vietnam is often presented as one of the countries that are the most vulnerable to climate change, especially in the low-lying and densely populated Mekong River Delta.

What is the exposure of the country to climate change impacts at horizon 2050 ? Are there other major environmental challenges threatening sustainability? What kind of adaptation and mitigation strategies could be implemented to help drive the environmental and socio-economic dynamics in a sustainable direction? These questions have been investigated within the framework of the GEMMES research project over the past 3 years.

This webinar highlighted the main final results of the project, which are presented in two reports released at COP27 in Egypt.

00:00 General introduction by Marie-Noëlle Woillez, Climate Change Research officer, AFD
02:14 Introduction by Hervé Conan, country director, AFD Vietnam
05:18 Presentations of the National Report, introduction by Marie-Noëlle Woillez, Climate Change Research officer, AFD
06:04 Presentation of part 1 “Statistical downscaling and probabilistic projections for climate risks analysis in Vietnam” by Thanh NGO-DUC
Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
11:22 Presentation of part 2 “Viet Nam’ s green industrial path between carbon and climate exposures” by Guilherme MAGACHO
Senior Economist, AFD
17:23 Presentation of part 3 “An integrated prospective assessment of climate impacts, adaptation strategies and net zero strategy” by Thi Thu Ha NGUYEN, Macroeconomic modeler – PhD student in Economics LASTA, University of Rouen Normandy
21:28 Introduction to the Mekong report: Marie-Noëlle Woillez, Climate Change Research officer, AFD
22:44 Presentation of part 1 “Adaptation strategies in the Delta : are they consistent with current and future changes” by Hoang VO
Post-doctoral researcher at Wageningen University
29:34 Focus 1 “Sand mining and climate adaptation” by Marc GOICHOT
Lead Freshwater WWF Asia Pacific
35:38 Focus 2 “Mangroves against coastal erosion” by Nicolas GRATIOT
Research Director IRD, Deputy Director IGE
41:31 Focus 3 “The role of retention basins against salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta” by Sepehr ESLAMI, senior researcher, DELTARES
46:34 Focus 4 “Reduction of groundwater exploitation against land subsidence” by Quang KHAI HA, Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
54:59 Focus 5 “A resilient and low carbon rice farming strategy” by Thuy LE TOAN, Leader of the Biomass group at CESBIO
01:03:07 Focus 7 “Migration as adaptation” by Clara JULLIEN
PhD student in urban studies and geography, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
01:07:54 Presentation of part 3 “Integrated dynamics of adaptation strategies in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta” by Quang Chi TRUONG
Researcher, Can Tho University
01:14:42 Q&A Session

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