Environment, Climate Change & Disasters


The global assessment report for disaster risk reduction 2011

The following fact sheet provides additional information to the GAR11 by highlighting some of the main findings of the Report together with some relevant facts about Viet Nam. It also briefly describes how UNDP Viet Nam has supported the Government of Viet Nam on various components of Disaster Riskmore


Training material: Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Due to its location in the tropical monsoon area of South East Asia and also to its geography and topography, Viet Nam is one of the most hazard-prone areas in the Asia-Pacific Region, susceptible to almost every type of hazard - among which hydro-meteorological hazards are the most common. Ofmore


UNDP joins efforts to support Viet Nam to remediate dioxin contaminated hotspots

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will work with Office 33 in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ministry of Defense and local authorities on a new project entitled “Capacity Building and Completion of the Overall National Plan for Environmentalmore


United Nations Common Country Assessment for Viet Nam

This Common Country Assessment (CCA) presents the United Nations agencies’ shared analysis ofViet Nam’s recent development achievements and remaining challenges over the medium-term. The document is the product of an extensive consultation process within the United Nations system and with themore


Viet Nam, a natural disaster prone country particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, faces new challenges as it continues its development journey. A growing population, increased urbanization and rapid economic development are posing great pressures on natural resources and the environment, while economic growth patterns and technologies are not energy efficient, leading to rising greenhouse gas emissions. Together, these high impact issues have collided to threaten the country’s sustainable development. UNDP has been quick to help Viet Nam identify and respond to these challenges in an agile and sustainable manner. The ONE Plan 2012-2016, under which UNDP operates, sets targets to support the Government in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements to achieve Millennium Development Goals and Viet Nam’s development targets.