The Paris Agreement Vietnam
 During the negotiations, Kissinger stated that 18 months after an agreement, the United States would not intervene militarily, but could intervene beforehand. In the historiography of the Vietnam War, this is called a “decent interval.”  Mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change is particularly important for a largely coastal country, such as Vietnam, where 70% of the population lives in coastal areas and deep deltas and is therefore potentially exposed to more frequent and harmful floods and tropical storms that are expected to lead to higher global temperatures (Bangalore et al. 2016). Vietnam therefore ratified the Paris Agreement on 31 October 2016. To meet the obligations under the agreement, ministries and development partners are cooperating to implement national action plans for green growth and climate change by 2030. One of the goals of the plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8% from 2010 levels, a target that the Vietnamese government could raise to 25% with sufficient support from the international community (“Vietnam ratifies” in 2016). Some attempts have been made to extend the vision until 2050, but the corresponding targets are difficult to calculate at the global level due to the lack of capacity at the national level and a methodology that has not yet been systematically adopted. The negotiations that led to the agreement began in 1968, after several long delays.