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Published on 17 February 2021 by Orm Bunthoeurn Cambodia
Cambodia is focusing mainly on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to meet the country’s goal of reducing its emissions by 21 million tonnes per year in order to combat climate change, according to Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra. The remarks came at a conference organised at the ministry on February 8 to give an update report on the progress of the Kingdom’s implementation of the…
Published on 17 February 2021 by Sonia Sambhi Southeast Asia
In Asia, over 450 million smallholder farmers support the bulk of food supplies. Despite their small land size, they produce up to 80 per cent of the food consumed in the region. But these farmers currently face a double crisis: climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. “One of the impacts of the pandemic is that it has sharpened our focus on the priority areas that…
Published on 9 February 2021 Indonesia
Indonesia, which is home to one of the world’s largest mangrove forests, has set a target of rehabilitating 150,000 hectares (ha) of its area under mangroves in 2021. Based on data recorded in 2011, about three million hectares of mangrove forests can be found along 95,000 kilometers of Indonesia’s coastal areas, constituting 23 percent of the world’s mangrove ecosystem. Papua, Kalimantan, and Sumatra Islands are considered the most crucial…
Published on 9 February 2021 Vietnam
It is essential to promote sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the direction of effectively adapting to climate change, given the region’s strategic position in national socio-economic development and security defence, experts have said.Covering a total area of 3.94 million hectares across 13 provinces and city, the region is Vietnam’s largest agricultural production centre and holds an important role for the nation’s economy. However, the region is facing a lot…
Published on 4 February 2021 Vietnam
Vietnam has made progress in weather prediction, extending the typhoon and tropical depression forecasting and warning to between three and five days, according to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration. Government have paid close attention to detailed extreme weather condition forecasting and early warning of natural disasters following the 12th Party Congress document in improving climate change monitoring capacity.Facing more severe weather conditions like floods…
Published on 4 February 2021 by Jason Boken Cambodia
A five-year project agreement on “Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Cambodia’s Coastal Fishery Dependent Communities has been signed. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), along with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), which is the Global Environmental Facility’s Focal Point ministry are the signatories to the agreement to be known as “CamAdapt”. It…
Published on 10 January 2021 Myanmar
The ASEAN Post has published articles on extreme climate in ASEAN member states such as in Myanmar and its threat to the locals, agriculture, and ecosystems.  It is said that Myanmar is one of the most vulnerable countries at risk of climate crisis. Extreme droughts and flooding in recent years and cyclones have affected millions of locals and cost thousands their lives. Natural disasters are…
Published on 10 January 2021 Vietnam
The forestry sector should take swift action to build a project on zoning off and protecting natural forests in the time to come, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.Cuong made his request at the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF)’s conference held in Hanoi on January 6 to review its performance last year and launch key tasks for 2021. The minister pointed…
Published on 10 January 2021 Philippines
The impact of climate change to fisheries is a key contributor to the country's economy particularly in the Philippines being an archipelago. According to a study, climate change impacts on capture fisheries in the Philippines is projected to cause a decrease by about 9 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) with the mitigation scenario and about 18 percent of GDP with the extreme scenario…
Published on 5 January 2021 by Fatima Arkin Philippines
Healthy soils are vital to addressing wide-ranging global challenges from food insecurity to climate change, but more data is needed to unlock these nature-based solutions, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The report includes inputs from over 300 scientists from around the world and defines soil biodiversity as the variety of life below ground, from genes and species to the communities…
Published on 29 December 2020 Vietnam
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang plans to turn 7,700ha of unproductive rice fields into high-value crops to adapt to climate change and natural disasters in the 2020-2025 period.The province, which is the country’s largest fruit producer, will convert nearly 5,000ha of unproductive rice fields to fruit cultivation, mostly in areas between National Highway No. 1 and Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources…
Published on 22 December 2020 by Buth Sela Cambodia
Cambodia has a unique opportunity to reshape environmental sustainability while human development impacts are lessened due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cambodia’s resident representative, Nick Beresford said yesterday Cambodia could be an example of how human development can go hand in hand with environmental sustainability. This was revealed in the latest UNDP 2020 Human Development Report (HDR).…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Minh Nga Vietnam
The EU and the French Development Agency have signed an agreement with Vietnam to help five of its north-central towns reduce their vulnerability to climate hazards. The program, called Climate-Resilient Urban Infrastructure in north-central Vietnam (CRUIV), comes in the context of the recent devastation caused by natural disasters in central Vietnam, illustrating the importance of building long-term resilience for localities in the region. Financed by…
Published on 15 December 2020 Cambodia
Cambodia is committed to fighting against climate change with clear and effective measures and strategies, although Cambodia has less greenhouse gas emissions at the global level. The commitment was made by Prime Minister Hun Sen in his remarks at the “Leader-level virtual Climate Ambition Summit” held via Videoconference on Saturday at the invitation of António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot Philippines
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Merlina Hernando-Malipot Philippines
The Department of Education (DepEd) assured that it will continue to integrate climate education in many basic learning areas to make it more accessible to students across the country. To advance climate education in the country, the DepEd, through the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC), conducted the first free webinar for secondary teachers. Renowned people in the…
Published on 10 December 2020 Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City will assess the relationship between the factors that cause climate change and its socio-economic plans to develop long-term responses.Nguyen Thi Thanh My, deputy director of the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, elaborated on the task at a recent meeting held to review implementation of climate change response plans over the last four years and set out orientations and tasks for the next decade.All sectors and…
Published on 9 December 2020 by Rizki Fachriansyah Indonesia
Environmental health scientists are calling for an integrated approach to prevent future outbreaks of disease as well as to mitigate the climate crisis. Recent studies show that the increased transmission of zoonotic diseases – diseases that spread from animals to humans – is largely caused by man-made disturbances to natural ecosystems, including human encroachment of the natural habitats of wild animals. Integrated prevention and mitigation measures were…
Published on 3 December 2020 by Jonnah Lynne Pante Philippines
Government and business leaders show proof-points as way forward That climate change has a detrimental effect on clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food supply, and secure shelter – issues that hound developing countries such as the Philippines – can no longer be denied. The country, the World Bank notes, is among the nations most vulnerable to climate-related weather events, while the National Integrated Climate…
Published on 3 December 2020 Vietnam
Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam realise its climate targets. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility pledged to purchase 10.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from…
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