Preparing for Climate Change in Viet Nam

Viet Nam has always suffered from extreme weather events. Because of climate change, it is likely that droughts will occur more often, and that tropical cyclones will also become more intense. In 2003, the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRCS)  became one of the first National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to integrate climate change into its existing disaster preparedness (DP)  programmes. The project was a pilot for VNRCS and was designed to investigate how the DP programmes could be adapted so as to take into account climate change risks. In three years,VNRCS managed to establish new partnerships, to understand the complex issue of climate change and its impacts in Viet Name and find ways to adapt to it. The project helped thirty communities in Viet Nam become less vulnerable to climate-related disasters, while the results and lessons learnt are no helping to make VNRCS’s other DP programmes “climate proof”. Published in 2007.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
127_108700-climatechange-vietnam-en_lr.pdf 284 KB

Related Resources

Case Study
28 Aug 2019
This case study is one of six, documenting evidence on the impact of and lessons from cash preparedness support programmes by the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in Kenya between 2015 and 2017.    Find more resources and informational...
Tags: Case Study
Case Study
30 Nov 2016
  This report features three case studies from the IFRC’s commissioned global study: Unseen, unheard: Gender-based violence in disasters. The first is from Bangladesh, a country with a legacy of cyclical disasters, including cyclones, floods...
Tags: Case Study, Women and Gender in Disaster Management
Case Study
24 Apr 2023
There is a long-standing challenge within the humanitarian sector – the slow process of onboarding and managing staff and volunteers for rapid deployment during a crisis. Australian Red Cross led an effort to solve this by establishing a verifiable...
Tags: Case Study, Infrastructure and Services
Scroll to Top