Vietnam is listed among 16 nations in Asia which will suffer the most serious consequences of climate change in the next 30 years.
The news was released by the France’s Daily World newspaper recently and is based on a report assessing the impact of climate change on the region.
According to a report by the UK’s Maplecroft Climate Change Risk, Bangladesh, India, Madagascar and Nepal top the list, followed by Mozambique, the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malawi.
This is the first time researchers have considered climate change on a large scale looking at such factors as population, agriculture, health systems, infrastructure, as well as economic and social issues.
The report said also stated that if the poor nations were hardest hit by climate change, some of the world’s economic powers have to cope with big risks in terms of ecology and business environment.
Vietnam is now suffering from historic floods in the central region while Cambodia has also been seriously affected by flooding with damages totaling millions of dollars.