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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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
Published on 31 August 2021
Vietnam calls on the international community to strengthen cooperation to jointly respond to climate change, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said at a regular press briefing held via videoconference in Hanoi on August 19.While answering reporters' questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s report on climate change in 2021 which was released on August 9, Hang…
Published on 31 August 2021 by Son Minea
The Environment Ministry is pushing for more education to make Cambodians aware of climate change. In a report launched on Monday, it said the phenomenon is impacting people’s health, water resources as well as the agriculture and fisheries sectors. In the report, Ministry of Environment Director-General Chuop Paris said one of the major causes of climate change is the release of greenhouse gases through burning.…
Published on 31 August 2021
At least a dozen business and advocacy groups have called on the Philippine government to regulate vehicles and expand clean energy use in response to a United Nations (UN) warning about the irreversible effects of climate change. The UN called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, which warned that the planet could pass the critical global warming limit of 1.5°C within two decades,…
Published on 31 August 2021
Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina Peninsula, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), make it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet. Climate change and variability add a layer of uncertainty with more intense dry seasons, wetter monsoons, intensifying floods and storms, and rising sea levels. The 2020 storm season was one of the most active in history, with Typhoons…
Published on 29 July 2021
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang plans to invest 4.92 trillion VND (214 million USD) in infrastructure projects to cope with natural disasters and climate change in the 2021 – 25 period.Funds will be used for erosion prevention, saltwater prevention sluices, freshwater reservoirs, storm shelter areas for fishing boats, and irrigation systems, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.Households in areas prone to natural disaster…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Sudibyo Wiradji Indonesia
Indonesia is scrambling to restore its sizeable mangrove forest loss, with the national Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency (BRGM) tasked with accelerating the process over the next four years, as the consequences of mangrove deforestation have been increasingly alarming. Mangrove deforestation in the North Java Sea and the Riau coastal area in North Sumatra, as well as other coastal areas in Indonesia, has made some…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Ellson Quismorio
The importance of the private sector’s role in mitigating the adverse impact of climate change was once again highlighted during a recent virtual townhall discussion organized by Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi). “It is vital that multi-sector engagements and best practices be discussed and more widely adopted to proactively address climate risks before they even happen,” Stratbase ADRi President Prof. Victor Andres “Dindo” Manhit…
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