Climate Change’s Effects on Vietnam

GMA 400 - Senior Seminar Research

Vietnam faces daunting climate change threats. The country’s future in the context of climate change has been likened to that of small island nations. This thesis does an initial survey of Vietnam’s climate change threats, Vietnam’s response to those threats, and how these threats might impact Vietnam in the future. Threats covered are reduced agricultural, fisheries, and livestock outputs and hazards to local populations. Vietnam’s response is reviewed through relevant policy while making an attempt to view physical action through studies and current events. This view of the Vietnamese response is then used to explore future threats Vietnam might face through the lenses of food security, human migration, and internal and external conflict.