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Published on 30 March 2022 by Vincent Tan
Malaysia is currently implementing a flood disaster risk assessment based on climate change forecasts, which is expected to be ready by 2024, said Environment and Water Minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man in parliament on Thursday (Mar 10). The risk assessment will be carried out through flood hazard and flood risks maps under the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), covering 36 major river basins, which…
Published on 30 March 2022 by Ma. Cristina Arayata Philippines
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is hoping more women would take part in all levels of climate change development planning, as well as in disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM). Secretary Fortunato de la Peña on Tuesday cited a recent survey on 130 countries that showed that with higher female government representation, there are more international environmental treaties likely to be implemented. "Studies…
Published on 30 March 2022 Vietnam
Scientists have studied, evaluated and predicted the impact of climate change on wildlife species in Vietnam.The results of the studies conducted by the National Science and Technology Programme on natural resources, environment, and climate change for 2016-2020 showed that 18 out of 51 evaluated animal species were classified as seriously affected by climate change. The primates are the group that suffers the most.An assessment of…
Published on 1 March 2022 by VNA Vietnam
The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Agriculture will remain a pillar of the economy in the coming years, so it needs to grow in a new direction which is shifting from separate development within each locality to inter-locality and…
Published on 1 March 2022 by Gaea Katreena Cabico Philippines
A scientists’ group on Wednesday called on the government to restore and conserve the country’s disappearing wetlands, which can help combat climate change. In a statement released on the World Wetlands Day, the Advocates of Science and Technology for the People (AGHAM) said it is imperative that the government prioritizes the conservation of wetlands because such ecosystems provide habitats for aquatic organisms. Wetland habitats such as…
Published on 1 March 2022 by Izah Azahari
Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD), through the SME360 Series campaign, launched the Sustainable Nation campaign yesterday, a whole-of-nation initiative aimed at encouraging small but impactful actions to fight the climate change crisis and move towards a circular economy specifically for small businesses and the public in general. The initiative, organised in collaboration with the Community for Brunei, runs from February to July. The campaign is…
Published on 31 January 2022 by Keo Piseth Cambodia
The wildfires burning Australia in 2019, the raging wildfires in California of the United States of America in August, the catastrophic floods in Germany and some European countries in July, and the recent heatwave with some of the highest temperatures ever recorded in Canada and North America killing hundreds of people manifest the grave threats of climate change posed to humanity. They are clear pieces…
Published on 31 January 2022 Vietnam
Vietnam is determined to restructure its energy sector, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An at the 4th High-Level Meeting of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) held in Hanoi on January 24.Gathering more than 150 delegates, the hybrid-format event looked back at achievements and contributions of the VEPG over the past four years of operation as a high-level policy dialogue platform connecting the Vietnamese…
Published on 31 January 2022 by Rizal Raoul Reyes Philippines
Being a disaster-prone country, it is said that the “Build Back Better” philosophy is needed in the Philippines for it to be able to at least minimize the impacts of severe typhoons and other natural disturbances caused by climate change. However, it seems the country has not learned its lesson well as Supertyphoon Odette (international name code Rai) mercilessly pummeled large parts of Visayas and…
Published on 1 December 2021 by VNA Vietnam
The People’s Committee of southern Ben Tre province has issued a plan to carry out a project on coastal forest protection and development in adaptation with climate change and green growth promotion for the 2021-2030 period.Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Canh said the plan aims to sustainably manage, protect and use 4,368ha of coastal forests while effectively promoting their role and function in…
Published on 1 December 2021 Philippines
Filipinos must plan smartly, use technology-driven solutions, and foster multi-stakeholder collaborations to address environmental threats and achieve a green and sustainable way of living. This was the consensus reached by a panel of experts during the Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi)’s “Pilipinas Conference” held virtually last Wednesday, November 24. Stratbase ADRi President Dindo Manhi noted that sustainability and environmental concerns have to be among the priorities of…
Published on 1 December 2021 by Lim Nary Cambodia
Cambodia is committed to address climate change issues by securing over 400-MW solar power, equal to 15 percent of the country’s total energetic source, reducing illegal forest logging, and phasing out new hydro and coal power plants. The commitment was made by Say Samal, Minister of Environment and President of the National Council for Sustainable Development in the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the…
Published on 3 November 2021 by VNA Staff Vietnam
To help farmers manage climate-related risks such as flooding, drought and saline intrusion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the Climate-Smart Maps and Adaption Plans (CS-MAP).CS-MAP integrates local knowledge and science-based research to provide location-specific risk maps and adaptation plans for rice production. The project currently covers five ecological regions of Vietnam and was developed by the Ministry’s Crops Production Department and CGIAR Research Program…
Published on 3 November 2021 by Ben O. de Vera Philippines
The Philippines, which lead developing countries vulnerable to climate change, is taking developed nations who have polluted the planet more to task in their climate finance commitments. “The Philippines intends to be on the forefront of the fight against climate change. While the Philippines only contributes three-tenths of 1 percent to total greenhouse gas emissions, we committed to reducing such emissions by 75 percent over…
Published on 3 November 2021 by Chea Vanyuth Cambodia
Scores of seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are in the pipeline for construction and ready to put into operation by 2023. The Cambodian government aims to generate 20 percent of energy from renewable energy. The news was revealed by Permanent Secretary of States at the Ministry of Mines and Energy Ith Praing at the Singapore-IRENA High-Level Forum of the Singapore International Energy Week 2021, on…
Published on 3 November 2021 by Rizal Faisal
The Brunei Climate Change Secretariat (BCCS) believes that more can be achieved with the nation’s involvement in the Brunei National Climate Change Policy (BNCCP) strategies. Looking back since the implementation of the BNCCP by Brunei National Council Climate Change (BNCCC) on July 25, 2020, the BCCS stressed that collaboration and involvement of all are essential towards a sustainable Brunei Darussalam, ultimately contributing towards achieving the…
Published on 1 October 2021 by Son Minea Cambodia
All stakeholders who attended the Cambodia Climate Change Summit (CCCS) 2021 yesterday pledged their commitment to cut their carbon emissions to reach zero carbon recovery and successfully beat back climate change to avert future threats. International stakeholders such as the US, Australian, and British Embassies in Cambodia have come strongly in support of the commitment and will cooperate to achieve carbon neutrality or “net-zero” emissions…
Published on 1 October 2021 by Catherine Teves Philippines
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is promoting bamboo-planting as a climate change mitigation strategy. Bamboo not only thrives in the country and is among the government's priority reforestation species but this grass is also good in sequestering or absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) which is among greenhouse gases (GHGs) driving climate change, noted DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu. "It's not just economics that makes…
Published on 1 October 2021 by Azlan Othman
Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. Authored by the world’s leading climate scientists recently, the report noted that many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already…
Published on 31 August 2021 Vietnam
The south-central province of Ninh Thuan this year plans to increase its forest-cover rate to nearly 50 percent, including 330 hectares of new special-use forest and protection-forest planted in response to climate change.The province targets restoring 4,000ha of damaged forest and 71,400ha of forest under forest-protection contracts this year.Promoting forest protection and development plays an important role in protecting water and soil resources, preventing erosion, limiting the…
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