VOV.VN - Climate change and increasing greenhouse gas emission are challenging Mekong Delta provinces’ sustainable growth. In order to increase their resistance and ability to mitigate the impact of climate change, local provinces are promoting the Green Growth Strategy.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh had a working session with European Union (EU) officials to foster economic and trade cooperation and settle existing problems, thus speeding up the signing and ratification of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the bloc and Vietnam.
Authorities in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have taken emergency measures to protect coastal forests against climate change and destruction caused by humans.
Vietnam, a country grounded on agriculture and an important player in the global food system, is partnering with other members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to ensure food security in the face of climate change.
The preservation and promotion of water cultural values in the Mekong Delta have become more urgent than ever before under the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution and international integration as well as the global climate change, heard a workshop in Can Tho city on November 28.
As State funding is insufficient, it is necessary to mobilise other resources, especially from the international community, businesses and non-governmental organisations, to help the Mekong Delta cope with climate change.
Vietnam is taking urgent action to ensure food security against the negative effects of climate change, which has resulted in heat waves, forest fires, floods and sea level rise in recent years.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 24 to launch a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the World Bank jointly organised a workshop on irrigation development strategy to 2030 with a vision towards 2050.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Australian Embassy in Vietnam held a seminar seeking ways to develop agriculture in the northwestern region on November 23 in Hanoi.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) has worked to spread humanitarian spirit in society, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said.
As an economic centre of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho city is a potential partner of Germany in several investment projects, including urban transport development, renewable energy application, environmental protection and climate change adaptation.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a resolution to sustainably develop the Mekong Delta as part of efforts to cope with climate change.
Vietnam’s national energy development plan does not include geothermal sources, but a senior official has said that it was time to study their potential in the country.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung and Luxembourg’s Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action Romain Schneider signed a new General Agreement on Cooperation in Hanoi on November 14.
VOV.VN - Vietnam is facing severe impacts of environmental pollution and climate change. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and slow climate change have received a strong response from the general public including women.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern emphasized the necessity for joint efforts between the governments and businesses in mitigating climate change impacts at the APEC CEO Summit 2017, which wrapped up in the central of Da Nang on November 10.
The project for adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta has produced positive results in Tra Vinh province, said Director of the project’s provincial coordinating board Huynh Nghia Tho.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, will visit Vietnam from November 13-24 to gather first-hand information on the country’s food situation, including the impact of climate change.
The hosting of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting for the second time shows the international community’s recognition of Vietnam’s contributions to the APEC forum and affirms the country’s position in the region and the world, according to Czech journalist Pavel Herman.