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Published on 26 November 2014
A report by the Committee of Science, Technology and Environment presented to the National Assembly, Vietnam’s legislature, showed that Vietnam is among the countries to be hit hardest by climate change in the coming years. Natural disasters have cost the country around 1.5 percent of its annual gross domestic product (GDP) in the past two decades, the report said, citing findings of a study conducted…
Published on 5 November 2014
They said climate change, which leads to the rising sea levels, can be dealt with since it is a gradual process.In addition, the overheated production development in the area, which has led to environmental pollution, can be settled as well. And the problems associated with three crops of rice (in the past, there were only two harvests a year), which has led to severe floods…
Published on 15 October 2014
A report delivered at the conference said that last year, the aggregate value of agro-forestry and fisheries in Viet Nam reached VND 1.02 trillion ($48.6 million), of which 52 per cent came from crop production. However, compared to 2012, the value of agricultural commodities was down by 2.3 per cent. And it is projected that in 2014, the value will fall a further 3 per…
Published on 15 October 2014
The article was released on the occasion of the United Nation’s Climate Change Summit held in New York on September 24. The Prime Minister, the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Filipino President Benigno Aquino III were the co-authors of the article which has been published on many mass media. The World Bank and other international organizations have congratulated Vietnam on its green growth…
Published on 15 October 2014
The decision was made at a recent meeting of the Government standing members in Hanoi, with the fund sourced from the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC). The money will be spent on mangrove afforestation and sea dyke construction in coastal areas. The Government leader asked the Ministries of Natural Resources and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, Planning and Investment, and Finance, to…
Published on 9 October 2014
The deputy PM, who is also the Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the statement while attending the UN Climate Summit along with about 120 other delegates in New York, the U.S., on Tuesday (local time). Vietnam has set targets to cut greenhouse gas by 8-10% compared to the level of 2010 and reduce energy consumption per unit of GDP by 1-1.5% per year in the…
Published on 19 September 2014
Hanoi, August 25, 2014 – The World Bank today congratulated Vietnam on the high-level attention to building resilience of vulnerable areas like the Mekong Delta – which are especially impacted by climate change and disaster risks, as well as Vietnam’s green growth strategy and action plan, and urged the country to forge ahead on a low carbon and resilient growth path. The statements were…
Published on 19 September 2014
During his stay in Vietnam, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and attended many important events. On August 1, 2014, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida co-chaired the 6th meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee in Hanoi with the participation of representatives from ministries and sectors…
Published on 26 August 2014
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control also disclosed at an online meeting on August 20 that since 2000, over 250 flash floods and landslides have left 646 dead or unaccounted for, and injured nearly 351 others. The disasters swept away more than 9,700 houses, submerged another 100,000, and flooded 75,000 hectares of rice and subsidiary crops with estimated damages in excess…
Published on 23 July 2014
The ecosystems provide many important services to people, with 20 million people indirectly influenced by the services and 8 million poor people living in the ecosystems. According to the Centre for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development, the services of the coral reef ecosystem have an estimated total value of $100 million. One square kilometer of coral reefs can provide aquatic products worth $10,000. In…
Published on 15 July 2014
“I asked my sons to place four sandbags on the corrugated tin roof and anchor the interior pillars to concrete poles fixed in the ground with zinc wire,” says the 67-year-old resident of Long Binh Commune, Go Cong Tay District, Tien Giang Province. “When last year’s ninth storm (Typhoon Usagi) blew the roofs off neighboring houses and uprooted surrounding trees, I was really scared,”…
Published on 2 July 2014
Participants from the Mekong Delta said that natural resources and aquatic biodiversity are declining at alarming levels due to agricultural production, news website Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon (Saigon Times) Online reported. Climate change is only making matters worse, the news site reported. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen, vice chairman of Long An Province, said that the province's annual rice yields has surged ten-fold since the late…
Published on 2 July 2014
The project will run from 2014-2018 and implemented by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment and German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ). It focuses on four components related to the implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAS) in Vietnam, which aim to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions and help transform an economy towards low-carbon growth, combining development and climate change…
Published on 5 June 2014
This was affirmed in a new strategy for boosting agricultural food security and eco-efficiency in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, launched in Hanoi on Tuesday by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Speaking at the launch ceremony, CIAT Director General Dr Ruben Echeverria, said that agriculture was important in addressing the challenges of today's world, including population growth, rapid urbanisation, soil degradation and climate change…
Published on 16 May 2014
It is the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towards fulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. The new solid-waste treatment plants will be located in suburban areas, including Gia Lam District's Phu Dong Commune, Phu Xuyen District's Chau Can Commune, Thanh Oai District's Cao Duong Commune and My Duc District's My Thanh…
Published on 16 May 2014
"The difference from a farmer who's not certified is that I can only use authorised substances and I also have to leave at least two weeks between the last treatment and the harvest," Tran says, as he inspects his plot. To meet demand from the emerging middle classes and the new big retailers, agriculture is starting to adopt minimal standards for environmental protection and public…
Published on 16 May 2014
As a result, the Government’s policy to increase renewable energy source by 8 per cent of total commercial power output by 2020 and 11 per cent by 2050. HCMC and provinces nationwide have cooperated with businesses to subsidise consumers with VND1 million a solar water heater. The country has around 42,000 heaters sold in the market every year with annual growth rate of 20 percent…
Published on 8 May 2014
Ru Cha is a mangrove forest located along the Tam lagoon in the province's Huong Phong Commune. It is also a protection forest, home to different types of aquatic species, a breeding ground for migratory birds and a potential destination for ecological tourism. The project, which is aimed at raising awareness of the local authorities and residents of mangrove forest and also conserving biodiversity in…
Published on 8 May 2014
"But now, everything has changed and become so wonderful! The canal now is so clean and beautiful!" Though I am not a native, I know what Hang means. I have lived in HCM City for nearly 20 years and the transformation of its canals is the most impressive of all the changes I have seen here to date. When I first moved here, the canals…
Published on 2 May 2014
Vietnam is one of the countries most severely affected by climate change, and its government, ministries and local authorities have been exerting great efforts to mitigate its impact. For a long time, the preferred solution has been to engage in infrastructural engineering and construction and other "hard" options – such as sea walls and dikes – rather than "soft" options such as conserving, restoring and…
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