Tag: "climate change"

Climate change to cause 250,000 extra deaths per year: expert

Climate change to cause 250,000 extra deaths per year: expert

Climate change will cause some 250,000 additional deaths from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat exposure per year between 2030 and 2050, warned Director of the Department of International Cooperation Tran Thi Giang Huong on October 19.

Natural disasters cost Vietnam US$1.3 billion a year

Natural disasters cost Vietnam US$1.3 billion a year

VOV.VN - Natural disasters which have claimed the lives of more than 300 people are draining the economy of nearly US$1.3 billion every year. This figure is equal to 1-1.5% of GDP, according to Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea, more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

Vietnam proposes disaster risk reduction measures to UN

Vietnam proposes disaster risk reduction measures to UN

A Vietnamese representative stressed three measures to reduce disaster risks and cope with climate change based on Vietnam’s practical experience at a plenary meeting on sustainable development of the UN Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) in New York on October 9.

Project helps Ben Tre women adapt to climate change

Project helps Ben Tre women adapt to climate change

The project “Building response capacity, recovery and adaptation to disaster risks and climate for men and women”( RADCC) in Ben Tre province has involved over 17,000 coastal households in changing their environmentally-unfriendly behaviours over four years of implementation.

Vi Thanh City needs US$150 mln to become climate change resilient

Vi Thanh City needs US$150 mln to become climate change resilient

Vi Thanh City in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang is in need of over VND3.3 trillion (US$150 million) to build infrastructure to enhance its resistance against climate change, said Nguyen Van Hoa, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.

Vietnam needs to boost inclusive climate policies

Vietnam needs to boost inclusive climate policies

Vietnam needs to implement policies of climate change mitigation in an inclusive and comprehensive way. Of that, mitigation actions might benefit the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, experts have said.

Mekong Delta faces big challenges: Climate change, hydropower plants

Mekong Delta faces big challenges: Climate change, hydropower plants

Mekong Delta, the rice granary of Vietnam, is facing three big challenges due to the impact of climate change, unsustainable development and hydropower plants on the Mekong River, according to Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent expert on Mekong Delta ecology.

Thua Thien-Hue pledges to speed up Truong Son Xanh project

Thua Thien-Hue pledges to speed up Truong Son Xanh project

Nguyen Van Cao, Chairman of the People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien Hue, has pledged that the locality will speed up the implementation of Truong Son Xanh, a US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project on climate change response in the locality.

PM asks Mekong Delta to develop smart, sustainable agriculture

PM asks Mekong Delta to develop smart, sustainable agriculture

The Mekong Delta, the largest granary of Vietnam, must work for smart and sustainable agriculture with high added values, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the end of the Conference on Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Development of the Mekong Delta held in Can Tho on September 27.