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Environment and Global Climate Change

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USAID supports rice production practices that help farmers adapt to climate change and improve livelihoods.
USAID supports rice production practices that help farmers adapt to climate change and improve livelihoods.
USAID/Vietnam

Over the past decade, Vietnam has experienced rapid economic growth and has risen to the status of a lower middle income economy. While many positive changes have been achieved, rapid development has come with environmental costs, including degradation of natural resources, pollution, and illegal trade in wildlife. In addition to domestic challenges, Vietnam is also one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. A one-meter rise in sea-level will inundate approximately nine percent of Vietnam’s territory, directly affecting an even larger percentage of the nation’s population, with economic damages costing 10 percent of the gross domestic product. USAID interventions in climate change mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction, combating wildlife trafficking, and biodiversity conservation support Vietnam in its efforts to choose a more sustainable development path.

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Last updated: July 19, 2016

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