Vietnam warned of 6°C rise by century end

As one of the few hardest-hit countries by climate change, Vietnam is urged to take drastic measures to curb impacts that will not appear in the distant future.

Temperatures could rise as much as 6°C in Vietnam at the end of this century in the worst-case scenario if no drastic measures are taken, causing disastrous consequences for people and the environment.

Regarding macroeconomic impacts, the warming might cause direct damages on the economy that would be measured by gross domestic product (GDP). As such, the scenario of 1°C rise would lead to the 1.8% GDP decline and the respective figures could be 1.5°C and 4.5%, 2°C and 6.7%, and 3°C and 10.8%.

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