Vietnam Climate

Vietnam is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, particularly in its food production area in the Mekong Delta. Here, impacts of climate changes such as saline intrusion, sea-level rises and flooding are already occurring.
The Vietnamese Government is deeply concerned about the consequences of climate change and are committing considerable efforts to better understand these impacts.

The High-resolution Climate Projections for Vietnam (HCPV) project was funded by the Australian Government’s Aid Agency (AusAID) under the Research for Development Alliance Program . The project aimed to further climate science research and capacity building between Australia and Vietnam. This project was delivered through close collaboration between Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Vietnam’s Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN) and the University of Science - Vietnam National University from 2012 to 2013.

This project has strengthen the existing understanding of future climate change in Vietnam, providing more detailed (high-resolution) projections for climate and sea-level rises throughout Vietnam and the seven climatic regions. Improving knowledge of climate change impacts will assist in identifying the people and sectors at risk and, in doing so, will support the Government of Vietnam in the challenging task of prioritising its climate change response.

This website provides access to the key scientific resources developed by the project including publications, data and other scientific tools.