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Sustainability 2015, 7(5), 5452-5470; doi:10.3390/su7055452

Road Infrastructure and Climate Change in Vietnam

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Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, and Climate and Civil Systems Laboratory, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309-0428, USA
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Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 16 February 2015 / Revised: 18 April 2015 / Accepted: 27 April 2015 / Published: 5 May 2015
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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 2050 amount 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. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; road infrastructure; stressor response functions; Vietnam climate change; road infrastructure; stressor response functions; Vietnam
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Chinowsky, P.S.; Schweikert, A.E.; Strzepek, N.; Strzepek, K. Road Infrastructure and Climate Change in Vietnam. Sustainability 2015, 7, 5452-5470.

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