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HCM CITY — Viet Nam is one of only two countries or territories globally where climate change is the people's top concern, according to a survey by HSBC.

The results of HSBC's fourth annual Climate Confidence Monitor revealed that climate change, economic stability and terrorism ranked together as the top three concerns globally. In Hong Kong and Viet Nam, people surveyed said climate change was their number one concern.

This is the first time that Viet Nam took part in the survey. One in three Vietnamese polled said they were aware of climate change and its effect on their daily life and 43 per cent thought it was among the biggest issues that they were concerned about.

Read more: Survey puts climate change atop nation's most pressing concerns

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Swiss researchers have claimed that mountain ranges may represent a 'safer' place to live during changing climate conditions.

Daniel Scherrer and Christian Korner from the University of Basel, Switzerland used a high-resolution infrared camera and hundreds of soil sensors to monitor the actual temperature experienced by plants in alpine landscapes.

Read more: Mountains may offer species 'refuge habitats' during climate change

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SEOUL (BNO NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he will try to push the world leaders attending the G-20 summit this week to make progress in such U.N.-led issues as narrowing development gaps and fighting climate change.

"Agenda items that will be dealt with at the Seoul summit are closely related to U.N. activities," he said upon his arrival in Seoul for the summit set for Friday.

Read more: UN Secretary-General vows to pursue progress on development, climate change

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