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Vietnam: Climate change, adaptation and poor people

Vietnam: Climate change, adaptation and poor people

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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.
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.

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Published by: Oxfam on Apr 12, 2011
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Viet Nam
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A report for Oxfam
October 2008
 
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Executive Summary 3Introduction: ‘The climate is changing and so are our lives’ 7Poverty and climate change in Viet Nam 11Climate change - past, present and uture 15Ben Tre on the rontline o climate change 21Quang Tri Living with Floods 35Government plans on adaptation and climate change 47Conclusion 50

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