Climate change

Adaptation

Mekong Delta plan seeks flexible response to climate, market changes: Agriculture minister

Agricultural planning is a crucial part of the Mekong Delta regional master plan that will help open opportunities, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Minh Hoan has said.The Coordination Office for Agriculture and Rural Affairs in the Mekong Delta, based in Cần Thơ City, coordinated ...

Government shows urgency in climate change battle

In a bid to ensure sustainable development and economic growth, the government has enacted a fresh action programme on continuing response to climate change, with new mechanisms in favour of private investment.In addition to an increase in state budget in investing into responding to climate ...

Innovations to implement Việt Nam’s climate change targets

Organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Việt Nam, MONRE and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, participants at the Youth4Climate Conference heard the report ‘Youth for Climate Action in Việt Nam’, which was fully led and co-written by 20 outstanding young ...

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Climate change compels Vietnamese firms to restructure: Report

Along with its challenges, Vietnamese companies see climate change as an opportunity to speed up restructuring, reorganise production, and create new products and technologies, according to a report from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Asian Foundation released on September 16.The ...

Government plan aims to improve adaptation to climate change

Enhancing State management of climate change is one of the major measures in the national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050, recently issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.In implementing the Government’s Resolution 93/NQ-CP in 2016 adopting the Paris ...

WB approves credit to support VN's response to climate change

The World Bank in Việt Nam announced on Saturday the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors had approved an US$84.4 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Việt Nam’s multi-sectoral policy reforms to promote climate-resilient landscapes and green transport and energy systems.The programme will also support ...

Delta must have 'emergency plan' on climate change

The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought, Deputy Prime Trịnh Đình Dũng said on Thursday (28/5) in Hà Nội. In ...

Workshop discusses climate change in Vietnam, Taiwan

An international workshop, titled ‘Climate Change and Agriculture: Status, Impact, Adaptation, Insurance in Vietnam and Taiwan’ has been held in Hanoi. The workshop announced an important product of the project – an English monograph titled “Climate Change and Agriculture: Status, Impact, Adaptation, Insurance in the Mekong ...

Mekong Delta should shift towards adapting to climate change: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a conference reviewing two-year implementation of the Government’s Resolution 120/NQ-CP on climate resilient and sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.He said there is a need for measures to improve public awareness on climate change and spread effective models ...

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