Climate Resilient in Vietnam - An assessment in metropolitan regions

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Vietnam is one of the countries in the world most seriously affected by climate change. Vietnam’s cities are growing quickly, bringing many benefits but also leading to new and increased risks of exposure to natural disasters and environmental change. Rapid urbanization, the risks associated with climate change, international economic and environmental trends require a resilience approach into urban planning and management as well as the development of more effective levels of cooperation and coordination between different agencies, both government and private sector beyond the administrative boundary of a city or a metropolitan area. In this context, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Administration of Technical Infrastructure (ATI) – Ministry of Construction (MoC) is implementing the Programme „Flood Proofing and Drainage for Coastal and Mekong Cities of Vietnam for Adaptation to Climate Change“. This is a technical cooperation project between the Vietnamese and German Governments funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs – Switzerland. The Programe is aimed at the improvement of capacities of national and local authorities as well as urban population to improve resilience and adaptation to urban floodings in the course of climate change. ATI/MoC and GIZ are pleased to present to you the report on Climate Resilience in Vietnam: An Assessment in Metropolitan Regions. The paper reflects our experiences gained during long years of operating in the urban environment sector together.