Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts in Vietnam

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN), the first aggregation of businesses adapting to climate change in Vietnam, made its debut in Can Tho City, part of the Mekong Delta in the southern region, on Thursday.The network, sponsored by the UPS Group, is a non-profit ...

Vinh Tho - Chi Quoc

Adaptation part of National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050

Việt Nam will prioritise protecting and managing forests as part of a National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050, enhancing restoration, community participation and employment opportunities in the forestry sector. Between now and 2030, the country will focus on forestry protection and restoration, promoting mangrove, coastal ...

Vietnam warned of 6°C rise by century end

As one of the few hardest-hit countries by climate change, Vietnam is urged to take drastic measures to curb impacts that will not appear in the distant future.Temperatures could rise as much as 6°C in Vietnam at the end of this century in the worst-case ...

Việt Nam must scale-up budget for climate change adaptation

Việt Nam increased its public expenditure for climate change in 2016-2020, however, more investment is needed to address climate risks and to mobilise more support from international and private sources, according to experts at a workshop held on Friday (11/3) to launch a report on ...

Vietnam calls for full implementation of climate finance commitments

Le Thi Minh Thoa, Deputy Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations, laid the emphasis while attending an Arria-formula meeting held by the UN Security Council (UNSC) on March 9 to discuss climate finance for sustaining peace and security. The diplomat pointed out the need ...

Hai Van

Measures proposed to address food security vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19 in SE Asia

A core element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), food security, now looms as a priority for Southeast Asia, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, according to an article published on The Diplomat online news magazine.Experts stressed that COVID-19 stopped any progress made ...

Upstream Mekong dams worsened wet season drought: report

Upstream dams severely restricted water flow between 2019 and 2021 during the wet season, exacerbating drought conditions created by the lack of rainfall, a new report says.Stimson Center has operated the Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM) since late 2020. MDM’s natural flow models show that wet season ...

Viet Anh

Environmental working group proposes carbon trading system

On February 21, Michael DiGregorio, head of the VBF’s Environment Working Group emphasised the proposal for the European Commission’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which is meant to contribute to the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050 and is expected to play an increasing role ...

Việt Nam considers setting up renewable energy centre to realise net-zero carbon commitment

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been asked to coordinate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) on setting up a renewable energy centre. The centre will improve human resources training and technology transfer, and share legal experience and national governance ...

Mekong Delta should become role model in climate change adaptation: Minister

The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Local agriculture officials pointed out certain problems such as ...

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