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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…
Published on 24 July 2017
"The map will help authorities and farmers prepare appropriate production plans," he told a seminar in Can Tho Province last week. However, Son cautioned that the plan cannot cover the entire region, just the large sub-regions of the Dong Thap Muoi and Long Xuyen quadrilateral, Ca Mau Peninsula, coastal areas, and alluvial zones. Bui Tan Yen, a scientist from the Research Programme on Climate Change…
Published on 13 July 2017
The agreement from 2017 to 2020 aims to enhance cooperation between the two ministries in connection with State managment activities. The two agencies will cooperate to review, adjust and issue policies and legal documents on natural resources and environment, and agriculture and rural development, including protection of bio-diversity, water resources, sea environment, agricultural restruction and new rural development. The cooperation will also include implementation of…
Published on 11 July 2017 Vietnam
Citing widespread safety concerns, nuclear-established countries seemed to either shift their policies towards reducing dependence on nuclear energy or phase out the option completely. Yet, for emerging countries and those facing few or depleting fuel resources, nuclear energy could become an important component of their future energy mixes. Supporters argue that nuclear energy may prove to be a more reliable source of power compared with…
Published on 8 July 2017 Vietnam
He stressed Vietnam is one of several countries most vulnerable to climate change and the negative impacts of unsustainable exploitation of water resources of the Mekong River.He reaffirmed the country’s commitment to attaining the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, including the key priorities of reducing poverty, addressing inequality, improving education, promoting renewable energy and coping with climate change."Vietnam has continues to integrate…
Published on 22 June 2017
Of the challenges, Vietnam can adapt to climate change, prevent population increase and migration, stop natural resource overexploitation and use the land in a more effective way. But it cannot adapt to or control hydropower dams and diversion projects. The building of hydropower dams on the Mekong River from China to Laos not only forces thousands of people to relocate their houses, it changes the…
Published on 16 June 2017
In 2015, Viet Nam joined the Paris Agreement Accord with roughly 200 other countries to begin implementing national plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The ministry has set up an action programme to deal with climate change in the period of 2016-20, targeting reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent every ten years. For cultivation, the ministry has targeted effective rice cultivation in…
Published on 16 June 2017
“Shrimp and crabs in Ben Tre are always better than shrimp and crabs elsewhere, because the saltwater percentage is the best, so the meat tastes better,” he said. But Nguyen Van A also knows the percentage at which they begin to die. Last year, when the delta was devastated by the worst drought in recorded history, the amount of salt in Ben Tre’s water hit…
Published on 14 June 2017
Natural disasters are becoming more frequent and severe in Vietnam, and their impacts reach down to the youngest and most vulnerable in society, experts said at a conference held in Hanoi on Tuesday, a day after the World Day Against Child Labor. Vietnam, which is one of the five countries most vulnerable to climate change, was hit by 20 disasters last year, which included…
Published on 7 June 2017
According to the Global Risk Index 2017, Viet Nam ranks among the top 10 countries affected by the impacts of weather-related events. Since the 1970s, disasters have caused more than 500 deaths annually in Viet Nam, and cost more than 1.5 per cent of GDP in economic losses. These costs could well rise to 3-5 per cent of GDP by 2030. UNDP Deputy Country…
Published on 7 June 2017
The only time a higher temperature was recorded in the city was 42.8C in May 1926. But this temperature reading is unreliable. The combination of high temperatures - in excess of 40C - and humidity rendered the area around Hoan Kiem Lake, a popular destination with locals and tourist alike, a virtual no-go area. The heatwave, brought about by a flow of warm air from…
Published on 6 June 2017
“Political will and mitigation measures need to be built within the countries sharing the Mekong River,” he said.“Some hydropower projects have been planned despite growing concern from the community. State leaders in upstream countries need to take the interest of those in downstream regions into consideration. Those projects may cause impacts on water security in the region.”Toan said more than 10 million people in the…
Published on 23 May 2017
The targets are among the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, focusing on the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries) programme from 2017-2030 recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. The REDD+ programme will be implemented across the country, focused in areas prone to deforestation and forest-degradation. From now to 2020, the programme…
Published on 23 May 2017
In January, even as Environment Minister Say Sam Al told reporters in Phnom Penh that large-scale logging was all but finished in Cambodia, loggers working for Vietnamese timber traders were cutting in Ratanakkiri’s protected areas in a “systematic” cross-border raid on the eastern Kingdom’s forests. The Post’s investigations and information obtained in the past week, combined with evidence from forest monitors, villagers in the area…
Published on 19 April 2017
It also gave a chance for both domestic and foreign scientists and agencies to share knowledge about science and technology, and experience in preventing environmental disasters by practical solutions. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh said that climate change has been making challenges on water resources more complicated and unpredictable. River water and ground water levels are decreasing, while the sea level…
Published on 14 March 2017
Head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Institute for Policy and Strategy of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Dai Nghia made the statement on the sidelines of the group’s meeting from February 25-27, which was part of the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM-1) underway in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa. According to Nghia, Vietnam…
Published on 3 March 2017
Hà Văn Siêu, Deputy General Director of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, said the conference would be held in June.He spoke to Vietnam News Agency reporters on the sidelines of a workshop on sustainable tourism hosted by the Tourism Working Group (TWG) as part of the first APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 1) in Khánh Hòa Province on Thursday.The conference would make recommendations…
Published on 3 March 2017
Thúy Tranviet/Provided Students harvest vegetables on a farm in Bến Tre, the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The trip was part of an interdisciplinary course, “Climate Change Awareness and Service Learning in the Mekong Delta,” led by Michael Hoffmann and Thúy Tranviet. In the fall, the students took classes that introduced them to global climate change and Vietnamese language, culture and history. From Jan. 3-18 the group…
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