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Sinking land, broken houses, (above) on the banks of the Hau river in Can Tho. Besides the usual problems of land subsidence, the people of this Vietnamese city in the Mekong Delta face new threats from climate change and, soon, dams. ST PHOTO: NIRMAL GHOSH

In the shifting sands and waters that is the Mekong Delta, years of developmental mistakes, climate change as well as new dams being built upstream are coalescing to drown the vast region.

Read more: Dam, there goes the delta

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HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam has welcomed the Paris Agreement, which attempts to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2oC, saying that it will open a new chapter in coping with climate change.

Read more: Viet Nam welcomes COP21's climate deal

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Vietnam has submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st meeting of the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference , COP 21, with a commitment to cutting total greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent by 2030.

Read more: Vietnam promises 8 percent in emission cuts by 2030

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