This paper represents a joint effort of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and The Asia Foundation to raise awareness, stimulate discussion, and improve preparedness among Vietnamese businesses for the risks—and the opportunities—posed by climate change and natural disasters.
Part one explores the potential impacts of climate change and natural disasters on Vietnamese businesses and the economy, including the risks, threats, and opportunities for various economic sectors, and how these factors are reflected in the evolution of Vietnamese policies and perceptions. Part two considers how businesses can respond to climate change, and the opportunities for business in efforts to mitigate climate change. Part three makes the case that government agencies, donors, and other stakeholders should continue to support businesses in tackling the climate change threat.
This white paper was prepared by researchers Pham Tien Dzung, Le Duy Binh, Nguyen Thuy Nhi, and Truong Duc Trong of Economica Vietnam, with the assistance of experts from the Legal Department of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dau Anh Tuan, Pham Ngoc Thach, and Bui Linh Chi. The research group received technical assistance, including editing and revisions, from Dr. Michael DiGregorio, Nguyen Tri Thanh and Le Quang Trung of The Asia Foundation, and additional contributions from other local and international experts.
The authors hope this white paper will encourage businesses in Vietnam to become active participants in their nation’s response to climate change. While the authors have made their best efforts in the development of this report, mistakes are unavoidable, and we invite our readers’ comments and suggestions for improvement. Thank you!
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