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Published on 20 September 2019
Vietnam Renewable Energy Week 2019 was launched on September 17, in Hanoi, as an activity to respond to contribute to the implementation of Government policies on renewable energy development in Vietnam. The event, running until September 20, was jointly organized by the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA), Vietnam Climate Action Alliance (VCCA) and the Working Group on Climate Change (CCWG). This year's event aims to…
Published on 30 May 2019 by INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (CIAT)
Through cost-saving practices for coffee, rice, corn, and livestock production, Vietnam can take steps to meet Paris Agreement commitments, says a study that highlights climate action potential for agriculture, forestry and land use in SE Asia As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase…
Published on 11 April 2019 Vietnam
NDO – As a leading attractive destination in the region, Vietnam has seen spectacular and strong growths in tourism and defined green tourism as a ‘key’ for the sector’s sustainable development. According to the Institute for Tourism Development Research, green tourism is known as tourism development based on the rational and efficient exploitation of natural resources, in association with environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, the reduction…
Published on 26 September 2018
Keeping up with climate change in Vietnam Trin’s business is vital for driving greater public and political support for climate change mitigation in Viet Nam. With 3,444 km of coastline, the country is highly vulnerable to climate-related calamities. In June 2018, heavy rains, flash floodsandlandslides devastated the northern highlands, claiming the lives of 14, destroying over 736 hectares of crops and causing economic losses of…
Published on 3 September 2018
The damage was part of a series of landslides and flash floods in June and July that killed nearly 70 people and submerged thousands of homes in Vietnam’s northern provinces, including Lai Chau, where Ky’s family lives. Vietnam is already intensely exposed to disasters, but environment experts say climate change is making extreme weather increasingly frequent, unpredictable, and more severe. Climate negotiators are meeting…
Published on 24 July 2018
An air quality monitor shows pollution figures on a street in Hanoi, Vietnam May 18, 2018. Picture taken May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kham “I usually joke with my friends, the more polluted the air is, the more prosperous I get,” said Cao Xuan Trung, a Hanoi dealer in air purifiers, who expects monthly revenue to double by 2020, from 3 billion dong ($131,199) now, a value…
Published on 4 July 2018
The land his family lives on was handed over from his parents. Their house, or what passes for a house, is a cluster of bamboo beams shooting up from the ground and covered with a “roof” of plastic sheets, that shields the family from the elements. Every day, his wife does all the work: from babysitting to feeding the cattle to tending the house, while…
Published on 31 January 2018
The valley, roughly 21 km to the northwest of Điện Biên Phủ City, has gotten warmer over the last decade. The ethnic minority families who were born and grew up in the valley, in poverty, had relied mainly on a single summer-autumn rice season to make a living as the winter was too cold to plant anything. Now they have managed to double their incomes…
Published on 25 January 2018 Vietnam
On a global level, migration to urban areas remains as high as ever: one person in every 200 moves from rural areas to the city every year. Against this backdrop it is difficult to attribute migration to individual causes, not least because it can be challenging to find people who have left a region in order to ask why they went, and because every local…
Published on 23 January 2018 Vietnam
The BIM Group is a leading diversified corporation in Vietnam, successfully establishing its mark in four main business fields namely: Tourism Development & Real Estate Investment, Agriculture – Food, Commercial Services, and Renewable Energy. AC Energy is the Ayala Group’s business arm in the energy sector, with investments in renewable energy and conventional power plants. AC Energy is one of the fastest growing regional energy…
Published on 20 January 2018 Vietnam
Vietnam shares the fruits of the Mekong River system with neighboring China, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. Each nation has a vested interest in the maintenance of the Mekong due to the role it plays in agricultural production and the southeastern trade routes that it facilitates. However, due to its low-lying coastal geography, the Mekong Delta is considered one of the most vulnerable deltas in the…
Published on 9 January 2018
Climate change is here Vietnam’s vulnerability is exacerbated by its 2,150-mile-long coastline and proximity to the tropics. Vietnam’s 95 million people and the bulk of its economic assets, including a large rural population, are concentrated in the coastal lowlands, which are susceptible to typhoons. Every year since 1990, natural disasters have cost on average about one percent of GDP and caused 500 casualties. In…
Published on 9 January 2018
More than 35 experts from the livestock, animal health, public health and agriculture sectors in the country, representing funders, national institutes, government at both central and provincial levels, embassies, civil society, research academia and the private sector attended the meeting. In opening remarks, Hung Nguyen, regional representative for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in East and Southeast Asia, said that the climate-sensitive diseases (CSDs)…
Published on 6 December 2017
At that time, international scientists pointed out that Truong Son is one of the richest biodiversity centers in the world. Some of them said Truong Son is in the top 10, while others say the top 15, but they all agreed that Truong Son is among the leading centers.The discovery of sao la (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), one of the world’s rarest large mammals, a forest-dwelling bovine…
Published on 20 September 2017
Central Vietnam is often in the path of tropical storms and depressions that form in the East Sea, which can intensify to form tropical cyclones known as typhoons (the Pacific equivalent of an Atlantic hurricane). Typhoon Doksuri developed and tracked exactly as forecast, meaning that evacuations were relatively effective in saving lives. What’s more, the storm moved quickly over the affected area, delivering only 200-300…
Published on 29 August 2017
These were just some of the questions discussed at a high-level inter-ministerial workshop held in Hanoi June 6-7, 2017 hosted by the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam and supported under the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme. The NAP-Ag Programme is a joint effort led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the…
Published on 25 August 2017
“Many APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] economies have already felt the full force of agricultural losses from natural disasters in recent years, with the vast majority of these being climate related,” said Kundhavi Kadiresan, Assistant Director-General and FAO Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific. Geographically, the negative impact of climate change on agricultural output could result in lower yields of rice, wheat, corn and soybeans…
Published on 22 August 2017
PPFS members updated the two-day meeting on outcomes of completed and ongoing activities for 2017, and discussed and approved the action plans to implement the APEC Framework for Multi-Year APEC Programme on Food Security and Climate Change and APEC Strategic Framework for Rural-Urban Development to Strengthen Food Security and Quality Growth. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doanh said agriculture depends much…
Published on 20 August 2017
Increasingly unpredictable weather According to the latest data released by the General Statistics Office, in the first seven months of 2017, natural disasters caused 75 fatalities and missing people and injured 77 others, while nearly 25,900 houses collapsed or were unroofed, in addition to 33,800 ha of rice and 18,100 ha of crops being flooded or damaged. Total damage during the reviewed period was estimated…
Published on 11 August 2017
Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland made the affirmation at a meeting with Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh within the framework of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Manila, the Philippines on August 6.The two sides agreed to elevate the bilateral cooperation framework to a new height. While discussing regional and global issues, the ministers affirmed the central role of ASEAN in…
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