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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A Vietnamese delegation led by Ambassador Vuong Thua Phong, head of the Vietnamese mission to the EU, took part in the 4th International Our Ocean 2017 Conference in Malta on October 5-6.
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, 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.
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.
The Netherlands is willing to share experience and cooperate with Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to cope with climate change.
The Seventh Science Film Festival, organized by Goethe-Institute and THD Education Solution Ltd., will take place in Hanoi from October 7-18.
VOV.VN - The draft Law on Planning is currently under preparation by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and is being consulted with ministries and relevant stakeholders, and discussed at the National Assembly.
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has pledged $1 billion to the country's Mekong Delta to fund projects aimed at tackling climate change amid warnings that the country’s rice basket is disappearing.
A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City, led by Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem, has been on a working visit to the Netherlands.
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.
International organisations and development partners committed to supporting Vietnam in implementing projects that make the Mekong Delta more resilient to climate change impacts.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta could be wiped off the face of the planet over the next century if drastic measures are not taken, officials said at a national conference in the delta’s capital city Can Tho on September 26.
The Government aims to develop the Mekong Delta sustainably and prosperously, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has called on Germany to continue helping Vietnam with the planning work and building policies and institutions for regional connectivity and response to climate change in the Mekong Delta.