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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, 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. Large population centers and key agricultural sectors are located in Vietnam’s more than 2,000 miles of coastline. 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 ten 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: December 07, 2016

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