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Published on 14 July 2015
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Chu Pham Ngoc Hien, said the conference was a chance for ministries and provinces to contribute ideas for an action plan needed to realise the 2015-2020 strategy. It stresses socio-economic development that adheres to the laws of nature by being environmentally friendly, and which takes into considerations ecological conditions specific to each region as well as its…
Published on 16 June 2015
Vietnam is the first market in Asia to introduce EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies), which enables buildings to reduce energy and water consumption by 20 per cent and lower greenhouse-gas emissions. SGS Vietnam, which is partnering with the IFC to offer EDGE certification, said that over the next six years 20 per cent of new construction projects, equivalent to 70,000 housing units…
Published on 3 June 2015
The German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) will offer technical support for integrating ecosystem-based adaptation into Viet Nam's policies on climate change adaptation. The project, which will be implemented by 2019, is expected to improve the understanding of stakeholders, as well as enhance their capacity for developing adaptation measures. Effective adaptation models will be piloted and expanded. Germany…
Published on 13 May 2015
In its Political Platform on developing the country in the transitional period toward socialism, revised in 2011, the Communist Party of Vietnam pledged to seriously research and forecast the impacts of climate change and implement solutions to limit these risks. Resultantly, the National Assembly and Government have developed and issued many policies and laws, gradually creating a legal framework and policy environment. Laws and…
Published on 22 April 2015
“What’s going on?” a resident asked in a question sent to the environment minister during a televised Q&A program early this month. “It’s climate change,” Minister Nguyen Minh Quang told national broadcaster Vietnam Television. He said the impacts are becoming more extreme in Vietnam, one of the five most affected countries in the world, and the cost of that extremity will rise to 9…
Published on 31 March 2015
Hanoi pioneered the drive, which spread to other cities and provinces across the country including Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. Through various means of communication, such as riding bicycles, marching, delivering leaflets, and hanging posters, young volunteers helped raise public awareness of saving energy in response to climate change. Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy…
Published on 25 March 2015
Deputy PM Hai made the warning while addressing a meeting held in northern Bac Giang province on Friday to mark the World Day of Water (March 22). This year, World Water Day carries the theme of “Water and Sustainable Development,” which is aimed at calling on everyone to pay more attention to the important role of water, but also implies a warning about…
Published on 23 March 2015
Could you tell us about the new MoU between Rotterdam and HCM City and the status of the climate-change plan. What has been accomplished and what will be done in the years to come? Rotterdam has been supporting HCM City since 2009 by sharing its own knowledge and experience regarding climate resilience, and in particular by helping HCM City develop an integrated Climate-Change Adaptation…
Published on 16 March 2015
Quang said in an interview with Vietnam News Agency (VNA) that responding to climate change is an urgent and long-term task given Vietnam is one of the 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change by the end of the century. The Mekong Delta - the country's largest rice granary - is among the three deltas hardest hit by climate change which is directly affecting…
Published on 9 March 2015
The biggest concerns as mentioned in the report are potentially sharp reductions in the yield of crops, fish and non-timber forest products critical for livelihoods, damage to infrastructure associated with floods and sea level rises, and an increase in the incidence and severity of heat-related illnesses for workers. The report “Climate Change in the Lower Mekong Basin: An Analysis of Economic Values at Risk”…
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…
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