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Climate change is a potential threat to Vietnam’s development as current and future infrastructure will be vulnerable to climate change impacts. This paper focuses on the physical asset of road infrastructure in Vietnam by evaluating the potential impact of changes from stressors, including sea level rise, precipitation, temperature and flooding. Across 56 climate scenarios, the mean additional cost of maintaining the same road network through to 2050 amounts to US$10.5 billion. The potential scale of these impacts establishes climate change adaptation as an important component of planning and policy in the current and near future.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Climate change
  • Roads and bridges
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (

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License CC-BY-4.0

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Author (individual) Chinowsky,Paul S.
Co-author (individual) Schweikert, Amy E.; Strzepek, Niko; Strzepek, Kenneth
Publication place Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI
Publication date 2015
Pagination 19 p.
General note

Sustainability 2015,7,5452-5470,Sustainability, Volume 7, 5452-5470

Date uploaded June 17, 2015, 09:29 (UTC)
Date modified July 27, 2015, 07:06 (UTC)