AFD and IRD have embarked on an ambitious scientific collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of Vietnam (MonRE) and more particularly its Department of Climate Change (DCC) on the measurement of socio-economic impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies.
The overall objective is to support Vietnam in the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement on impacts and adaptation. Funded by the 2050 Facility, this project materialises our common will to develop a long-term vision of the economic, social and territorial challenges of a resilient development for Vietnam.
The main objectives are as follows:
- To support Vietnam in building a development trajectory that is resilient to the impacts of climate change, particularly in the long term (2050 horizon);
- Capacity building in the field of research and animation of a network of Franco-Vietnamese researchers (theses, post-docs, seminars and training);
- Feeding a public policy dialogue with the Vietnamese government at the ministerial and local levels (adaptation strategy, Mekong plan, etc.);
- Raising public awareness of the impacts of climate change.
Strategic Collaboration between IREEDS and GEMMES Vietnam
IREEDS is one of the scientific partners of GEMMES Vietnam. IREEDs contributes to the project in terms of Work package n°2 – ECO and Work package n°3 – SOCIO.
Work package n°2 – ECO
WP2 focuses on an empirical analysis of past economic impacts of climate in Vietnam. This will allow us to evaluate response functions of specific impacts (and adaptation strategies) due to variations in temperature and precipitation (as well as other environmental variables, such as extreme events or sea-level rise) on major economic sectors of the Vietnamese economy such as agriculture (among which rice production, aquaculture, …), energy (both demand and supply), the informal sector, as well as the impact of extreme events on the stock of capital (infrastructure). In coordination with WP1, this package will also have the goal to project these response functions into the future, considering the relevant uncertainties in future climate.
- Chon Le Van, Lan-Anh Nguyen, Manh-Hung Nguyen, 2021. The spatial impact of natural disasters on fishery in Vietnam, WP, 2021.
- Le, K. (2020). Land use restrictions, misallocation in agriculture, and aggregate productivity in Vietnam. Journal of Development Economics, 145, 102465.
- Kien Le, Barriers to Effective Climate Change Mitigation: The Case of Vietnam’s Land Tenure, WP, 2020.
- Manh Hung Nguyen, Toan Nguyen, Migration and firms productivity under climate shocks: Evidence from Vietnamese firm-level data, WP, 2020.
About Work package n°3 – SOCIO
The aim of Work package n°3 – SOCIO is to evaluate the effects of climate change and natural disasters on social economics aspects such as: labor productivity, migration, human capital. This work package also examines causal impacts of climate change and extreme weather on nutrition and public health.
- Manh-Hung Nguyen and Toan Nguyen. The labour productivity impacts of climate change: Evidence from Vietnamese firm level data, WP, 2020.
- ADF, 2021. Climate Change in Vietnam, impacts and adaptation. Link: https://www.afd.fr/en/ressources/gemmes-vietnam-climate-change-impacts-and-adaptation
For more information on project, please visit the website: AFD