Vietnamese Ambassador Duong Chi Dung highlighted Vietnam’s achievements in natural disaster mitigation and climate change response in his speech to a discussion session as part of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) in Geneva, Switzerland.
Vietnam should calculate in advance damage caused by climate change as its effects have become more obvious and devastating in recent years, with changes in temperature and rainfall, sea level rises and extreme weather.
Measures to tackle climate change’s impacts were the main theme of a recent conference on the agricultural sector in the context of implementing the Paris Climate Accord.
VOV.VN - Experts say that rising temperatures will drive up global sea levels and the number of floods could double by 2050 submerging coastal cities and countries.
Vietnam risks a loss of 7.2 million tonnes of rice yield and 3.2% of its agricultural land by the late 21st century as a result of climate change, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development forecast.
A photo contest themed “People and nature in the context of climate change for sustainable development” was launched on June 16 by the National Hydro-meteorological Service (NHS).
Experts gathered at a workshop in Hanoi on June 15 to discuss activities to adapt to climate change in the agricultural sector to implement the Paris Agreement.
VOV.VN - Any nation that does not adequately address the negative consequences that flow from climate change will condemn future generations of its citizens to untold suffering, says the United Nations Development Program.
A seminar took place in Hanoi on June 13 seeking to prevent children from being pushed into work by natural disasters and climate change.
The first regional conference in Asia on forecast-based financing for climate change adaption was held in Hanoi on June 13, drawing about 100 international and domestic experts in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.
Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Hong Lan has asked countries to increase institutionalising the leadership of women in coastal areas in policies on climate change and disaster response.
VOV.VN - To better assess, communicate and respond to risks from climate change at the community level, more than 100 experts gathered at a conference in Hanoi today (June 13), reported the Vietnam news Agency.
The Mekong city of Can Tho has finalised a coordination plan on the hosting of the APEC week on food security and high-level dialogue on food security and sustainable agriculture development in response to climate change.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged the local authorities of the Mekong Delta region to respond in time to protect the lives and properties of residents in erosion-prone areas while conducting an inspection tour of U Minh district of Ca Mau province on May 29.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Tra Vinh province encouraged local farmers to cultivate other food crops in the place of rice on around 7,900 hectares of farming land in areas prone to climate change impacts such as drought and seawater intrusion.
The Mekong Delta region, home to about 18 million people, is Vietnam’s largest agriculture hub. However, the region faces serious erosion in river and sea banks due to climate change and human factors.
The National Committee for Climate Change needs to enhance international cooperation and learn from other countries’ experience to promote climate change response in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on May 18.
Measures to mitigate impacts of natural disasters and climate change on children were discussed at a conference jointly held by the Central Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Hanoi on May 18.
International delegates to the APEC 2017 Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM2) and related meetings in Hanoi have highlighted progress on the four priorities for APEC 2017 selected by host Vietnam.
The Women’s Union of the central coastal city of Da Nang held a conference on May 16 on a project building climate change resistant houses for needy people in urban areas.