ISSUE BRIEF: Climate change adaptation in Viet Nam - Contribution to the review and update of the NDC1
Viet Nam was ranked among the top ten countries most affected by extreme weather events in terms of direct losses and fatalities between 1996 and 2015. The Vietnamese Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC1) submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015 highlighted that ‘Pro-active climate change adaptation is a contribution of Viet Nam to the global efforts to address climate change.’
The Government of Viet Nam is currently reviewing and updating the NDC1 which will inform the future development of the NDC2. The review aims to provide information on the country’s efforts to date and to highlight the contributions to climate change adaptation and mitigation for the period 2021 – 2030.
Adaptation action is a cornerstone of the updated NDC as well as the formulation of Viet Nam’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in 2019.