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Published on 14 September 2016
“That we can quickly carry out the Paris agreement will help with our response to climate change in Việt Nam,” Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà said. The groundbreaking Paris agreement was the first-ever universal, legally-binding climate deal adopted last year as the latest effort by the global community to tackle climate change. As one of the nations most affected by climate…
Published on 14 September 2016
The Vietnam national report for Habitat III was introduced at the forum. This report reviews 20 years of achievements, identifies challenges and Vietnam’s strengthened political commitment for sustainable urban development. At the event, participants sought to enhance the effectiveness of urban planning and management, and relevant legal framework, better access to urban services such as housing, infrastructure facilities and financial resources. Poverty reduction, environmental protection…
Published on 5 September 2016
In the context of climate change, Vietnam can turn challenges into advantages as the Mekong Delta will convert some rice growing areas into seafood breeding due to rising sea levels and increasing salinity, Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA quoted the minister as saying on Monday. Since the beginning of 2016, in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, the drought and decrease in groundwater levels have resulted in…
Published on 5 September 2016
VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan meets with RoK Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn on August 18 during his friendship visit to the RoK. VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan meets with RoK Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn on August 18 during his friendship visit to the RoK. The VFF President said Vietnam needs help to address newly arising cyberspace problems. He said Vietnam is in the period of…
Published on 23 August 2016
Climate change has directly affected several industries in Vietnam, including agriculture, fishing, commerce, and tourism, Dang Thi Bich Lien told the ‘Vietnam: Towards Sustainable Tourism in the Era of Climate Change’ conference in Hanoi on Thursday. The event was attended by various governmental departments and experts from the ESRT (Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism), a project funded by the European Union. “Rising sea level could…
Published on 22 August 2016
The conference “Việt Nam: towards sustainable tourism in the year of global climate change” was co-organised by Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism and the Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme funded by the European Union (ESRT). ESRT senior expert Peter Burns said at the conference that in Việt Nam’s tourism sector, provincial tourism departments have an awareness of climate change risk but…
Published on 8 August 2016
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is famous for its rice fields, shrimp ponds, embankments and canals. This fertile patchwork sustains the livelihoods of more than 17 million people. But climate change, water scarcity and pollution are fraying the fabric of economic life in the delta. New approaches to managing land and water in uncertain times are needed. The vulnerability of the Mekong Delta came into focus…
Published on 1 March 2016
In China, it was believed that the changes to rivers predicted the rise and fall of dynasties. It’s a belief that became so ingrained, Emperors sacrificed vast resources to control rivers in the hope of staving off war or revolution. Similarly, governments in the Mekong are now attempting to harness the river’s power. The river serves the livelihoods of over 60 million people –…
Published on 22 February 2016
Hoang Duc Cuong, Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting (NCHMF), issued the forecast at a conference held late last week to review the national program on natural disaster and flood prevention, and prepare a plan for 2016-2020. This year, El Niño's weather pattern is expected to have a negative impact on natural disasters in the country, according to Cuong. Cuong also revealed…
Published on 1 February 2016
In a statement (vn) released on 19th January, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stated the government’s intention to “review development plans of all new coal plants and halt any new coal power development”. In addition, the Premier stated that Vietnam needs to “responsibly implement all international commitments in cutting down greenhouse gas emissions; and to accelerate investment in renewable energy.” an implied reference…
Published on 4 January 2016
Dressed in red, Madam Dam Thi Quyen, a 57-year-old mother of three grown-up children, sits by her shack on the road south of Can Tho city among the green rice paddies, shrimp farms and deep rivers of Vietnam's Mekong Delta. She has a problem, she says - her 1.5ha of rice fields are on the "wrong side of the dyke". "I have to…
Published on 14 December 2015
In a statement yesterday, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Spokesman Le Hai Binh said that the ratification of the deal at the 2015 United National Climate Change Conference on Saturday night was also an important step in global efforts in dealing with climate change. "The world community needs to have strong political determination and effective co-operation to seriously and appropriately implement the Paris deal," Binh said…
Published on 1 December 2015
The reductions will rise to 25 percent if the country receives help from the international community. The report also discusses adaptation to climate change, which includes ongoing activities, addressing missing links in institutions, policies, finance, human resources, technology and climate change-adapting measures for 2021 to 2030. The report was compiled by ministries and research agencies in collaboration with non-governmental organizations, international organizations and development…
Published on 16 November 2015
Bui Van Sim, a farmer in Le Giao village, Thoi Binh district of Ca Mau Province, explained: "This year's crop is totally lost. Saltwater has appeared everywhere. There is no rain; almost 100% of the rice has died." Ca Mau is a lowland, of which some parts are about to be under sea level, so flooding and seawater encroachment happen frequently. In recent years…
Published on 9 November 2015
At a recent seminar on promoting tech parks and resource recovery in HCMC, experts discussed the feasibility of developing eco-IPs (EIPs) and ways to find funding for environmental projects in Vietnam. The seminar was organized by the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Support Center 2 (SMEDEC 2) and the Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation (TGPF). Yi-Fan Liao of TGPF presented models of building new EIPs…
Published on 9 November 2015
The event was organized to encourage all parties involved in the 2015 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), including Vietnam, to ensure the rights and benefits of ethnic minorities were protected, as well as their ability to participate in climate change response. Vietnamese ethnic groups including the Tay, Nung and Thai are facing critical impacts of climate change, such as flooding…
Published on 2 November 2015
At the seminar on Vietnam’s contributions to mitigating the impact of climate change, Nguyen Khac Hieu, deputy head of the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change, said Vietnam’s GHG emissions reduction projects are mostly in the fields of energy, agriculture, land use and waste treatment. Total greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam are forecast to amount to around 787 million tons of carbon dioxide…
Published on 12 October 2015
The city is drawing up a Climate Change Action Plan for 2016-2020. Assisting in the task is a computer simulation model developed by the Japan National Institute for Environment Research, Kyoto University and other Asia-Pacific institutes. The goal of the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model (AIM) is to design and evaluate global climate stability policy in general and in the Asia-Pacific in particular. AIM has helped…
Published on 12 October 2015
The event is part of activities to complete the readiness package (R-package) report, which enables Vietnam to join the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), before it is submitted to the FCPF in January 2016. The FCPF is funding REDD+ readiness preparation support in Vietnam with 3.8 million USD from 2013-2015. Participants at the conference agreed that thanks to the early formation of the National…
Published on 5 October 2015
The tough issues were discussed yesterday at the 4th National Environmental Conference's plenary session held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment every five years to evaluate environmental progress and map out new goals. Head of the Viet Nam Environment Administration Nguyen Van Tai said that challenges were made more complicated by the developing impact of climate change. He also spoke of the…
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