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Like other shrimp farmers here in this lush, canal-lined province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, Nguyen Van A can instantly rattle off the precise percentage of saltwater in which crustaceans grow best. And at the moment, he insists with a smile, everybody knows that Ben Tre Province has the best brackish water in the world.

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Students in the central province of Binh Dinh go back to school in the aftermath of a severe flood in December 2016. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen

Experts are concerned that without proper protection, many children in Vietnam will give up school to help their families when disasters hit.

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Viet Nam needs tools to calculate damage relating to climate change impacts to improve natural disaster response and mitigation work, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said yesterday.— Photo donre.hochiminhcity.gov.vn

Speaking at a workshop on climate change impacts in Viet Nam organised by the ministry and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Thang said loss and damage valuation included identifying climate change’s negative impacts on socio-economic development, economic and non-economic losses, resettlement, permanent loss, restoration, insurance, social welfare and compensation.

Read more: Valuation of climate change impacts for better responses


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