Finns help to build a climate-resilient society in Vietnam.
Vietnam is one of the countries facing the most severe effects of the changing climate. The country’s weather extremes include droughts, storms and typhoons. The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) has helped the Vietnamese build a system for weather observations. This way, they can better detect approaching storms.
Changing climate will cause more extreme weather, especially in locations such as Vietnam. These extreme weather conditions have a weakening impact on Vietnamese society and their economy. That’s why the FMI together with the Finnish company Vaisala modernised Vietnam’s whole weather operation system. This has helped the Viet Nam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration in recognising weather observations and early warning services. The cooperation has generated outstanding results in climate change adaptation in Vietnam and strengthens the safety of Vietnamese society.
FMI has done similar development projects to improve climate resilience in over 100 countries worldwide. For example, the FMI has built a forecast and early-warning system which is in use in 30 countries. This system improves the preparedness and safety of people during natural disasters.