National Climate Assessment Report
The first National Climate Assessment Report was developed with the aim of providing information on the characteristics, current status and extent of climate change, and current and future impacts of climate change to support the development and implementation of climate change response plans and integration of climate change response into socio-economic development activities of ministries, branches and localities. In addition, the Report also contributes to disseminating and raising social awareness about climate change, impacts of climate change, challenges and opportunities in responding to climate change in Vietnam.
The main contents of the Report are related to (i) Analysis of climate variability and change in Vietnam (Chapter I); (ii) Determining the appropriateness of climate change scenarios, the use of climate change scenarios in climate change response activities (Chapter II); (iii) Assess and synthesize the impacts of climate change on the main target groups such as hydro-meteorological disasters, natural resources, environment and ecosystems and socio-economic activities (Chapter III); and (iv) Synthesize and evaluate the effectiveness of climate change response policies in Vietnam taking into account impacts on socio-economic development and sustainable development goals (Chapter IV). Because the Report was prepared for the first time, some information and evaluation indicators have not been fully developed, collected and applied, so it needs to be updated and perfected in the following reporting periods.
The first National Climate Assessment Report provided basic information on the characteristics, status, and extent of climate change, climate extremes, and analysis of the impacts of climate change in the present and in the future. The report also commented on Vietnam’s efforts, achievements and shortcomings in responding to climate change in recent years.
Climate change projections provide information about future risks based on RCP scenarios by level: Basic and advanced, exploitable and directly used, or can be input for models for analysis, impact assessment and development of response solutions as well as in their integration into socio-economic development strategies, master plans and plans, so it should be considered and evaluated. select suitable for each industry, field and locality with the following criteria: Specificity; Multi-objectiveness; Multi-faceted effectiveness; Sustainability; Possibility.
The report is a document that provides useful information for the development and implementation of plans to respond to climate change and supports the integration of climate change response into socio-economic development activities of ministries, branches and localities.