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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…
Published on 14 November 2016
Vietnam had officially ratified the Paris Agreement, which went into force globally on Friday, the environment ministry confirmed. The ratification on October 31 showed Vietnam's efforts in joining international communities to deal with climate change, the most serious challenge to our planet, the ministry said. Under the historic agreement, countries that have ratified the accord, including the U.S. and China, have an obligation to limit…
Published on 14 November 2016
The eighth Vietwater and the second RE & EE Vietnam 2016 Expo & Forum officially kicked off on Wednesday at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, bringing new technologies in water and energy sectors. The opening event was attended by Phan Thi My Linh, Vice Minister of Construction, Cao Lai Quang, Chairman of Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, and M.Gandhi, Managing Director ASEAN Business…
Published on 10 November 2016
The State leader expressed his delight at the developing ties between Vietnam and Israel in all fields, ranging from politics, security and defense to science-technology and agriculture. Vietnam and Israel should speed up negotiations for the signing of a bilateral trade agreement and open a direct route between the two countries, thus facilitating their economic and tourism cooperation, he said. The two sides…
Published on 10 November 2016
Climate change Heightened concerns over the Delta’s future followed an extreme drought this year that resulted in sharply higher salinity levels intruding into the delta. Rice production fell 1.1 million tons according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Sydney University professor Philip Hirsch says climate change’s impact is evident due to more extreme weather. “Climate change, sea level rise in particular, but…
Published on 19 October 2016
The event was jointly held by the Ninh Thuan People’s Committee, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Food and Agriculture and Organisation (FAO) in Vietnam. MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh said Vietnam is among countries most vulnerable to climate change, which is projected to reduce Vietnam’s rice output by 7.2 million tonnes and affect nearly one third of its cultivation…
Published on 11 October 2016
Jim Yong Kim said leaders in Hanoi are considering plans for up to 40 gigawatts of new coal power, believing it will be cheaper than solar, wind and other forms of renewables. “When I ask them about using renewables they say ‘we would but it’s too expensive’,” he said. Coal is 9 cents a kilowatt hour and the tariff for solar is 12-13 cents, but…
Published on 3 October 2016
Furthermore, the province has constructed wood processing plants along with material areas while enhancing the win-win cooperation between enterprises and local people. It has piloted a project to allow State-owned businesses to manage protective forests and encouraged the growing of trees in families, residential clusters and urban areas. Thanks to these efforts, Lao Cai’s forest coverage rate increased to 53 percent in 2015…
Published on 26 September 2016
The EU Delegation to Việt Nam and embassies of some EU countries held a press conference on climate change in Hà Nội on Wednesday. The event was part of the European Climate Diplomacy Week in the country from September 19-25. Ambassador and head of the EU Delegation to Việt Nam Bruno Angelet said the EU had assisted the Vietnamese Government to build a report on…
Published on 26 September 2016
What are the negative impacts of severe weather on the power sector this year? Severe weather this year has seriously impacted the power sector. In recent years, the weather pattern has changed quite a lot. As a result, the tasks of preventing and dealing with natural calamities, and search and rescue of victims, have been incorporated into legislation. If in the past we only…
Published on 20 September 2016 Vietnam
A new generation of Vietnamese engineers are being introduced to the concept of green infrastructure and bioengineering that can be used to reduce the vulnerability of infrastructure to climate change. This September, ICEM team led a group of professors and students from University of Transport and Communications (UTC) on a field visit to a bioengineering demonstration site in Thai Nguyen. The roadside slope, located at…
Published on 14 September 2016 Vietnam
He thanked Canada for its financial assistance worth US$11.6 million, which was announced during the Canadian diplomat’s visit, to help Việt Nam fight against climate change. The President said he wished the Canadian Parliament would soon approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), creating conditions to promote high-standard free trade in the region. He proposed that the two countries expand people-to-people exchanges and co-operation in the areas…
Published on 14 September 2016 Vietnam
“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 Vietnam
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…
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