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Published on 28 September 2015
The Facing the Climate exhibition in Vietnam is presented by the Swedish Institute, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Manzi and the National Library of Vietnam. “Facing the Climate” is part of a concerted drive, conceptualized by the Swedish Institute, to promote critical sustainable development under the heading “Facing the Future – Sustainability the Swedish Way”. The initiative began in December 2009 in…
Published on 21 September 2015
He made it clear that countries’ joint effort to cut down greenhouse gas emissions should be based on their specific capacity and conditions and take into account the development demand of developing nations and the historical responsibility of developed ones. An agreement expected to be reached at COP 21 must reflect the principles of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and cover adaptation…
Published on 14 September 2015
Due low incomes leading to weak construction and being located near a path for heavy storms, the citizens of Duc Tho have spent the past decade rebuilding structures they know could disappear the next day. RE-AINBOW has entered the community to serve as a permanent, storm-proof structure with both static and dynamic qualities. As a static station, it offers permanent aid for citizens in…
Published on 18 August 2015
The international project aims to maintain crop productivity in the face of climate change, disease resistance and salt tolerance – and to potentially develop higher-value rice varieties for the global market. As part of the Newton Fund, TGAC has been awarded over £50,000 by The British Council to develop the bioinformatics capabilities. These will inform next-generation rice genomics in Vietnam to aid precision…
Published on 31 July 2015
There have been warnings about such a situation for years, but authorities in Vietnam have failed to work out measures to solve the issue. Climate change has become more serious and its adverse impacts can be seen now in the region, not just in forecasts as before. Many areas have no fresh water, and saline water has increased amid the rainy season. Other areas…
Published on 31 July 2015
That means almost double 2010's levels of 246.8 million tons of CO2-equivalents, according to deputy director of the Industrial Safety Techniques and Environment Department, Tran Van Luong. The event reviewed the Ministry of Industry and Trade's implementation of the National Target Programme To Respond to Climate Change in the 2010-15 period. Luong noted that the energy sector contributed the largest amount, with 141 million…
Published on 29 July 2015
At the same time these storms and floods are wreaking havoc on the country’s infrastructure and economy as they devastate dikes, canals, livestock and thousands of hectares of crops annually. "We have to quicken our actions on mitigation, reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and adaptation," said Hoang Van Thang, deputy minister of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at a recent…
Published on 23 July 2015
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will solicit opinions from relevant ministries and sectors to complete the contents of the national master plan on the environment and natural resources monitoring network to submit to the Government in August 2015, said Deputy Minister of MONRE Chu Pham Ngoc Hien. The master plan was approved by the Prime Minister in 2007 to make effective use…
Published on 16 July 2015
Vo Le Phu, deputy head of the Environment and Resources Department of HCMC University of Technology, told the Daily on the sidelines of the conference that many organizations and countries have provided funds for climate change adaptation programs. Therefore, Vietnam should use these funds effectively to develop infrastructure in localities vulnerable to climate change. Dao Xuan Lai, head of the Sustainable Development Cluster of…
Published on 16 July 2015
An, along with thousands of farmers in the Mekong Delta, has a dual shrimp-rice system, which means his land is used to grow rice for half the year and cultivate shrimp during the other half. He relies on heavy rainfall to flush out the residual salt from the shrimp cultivation to prepare the soil for growing rice. But with increasingly unpredictable changes in the…
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”…
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