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US, Cần Thơ and An Giang launch effort to prepare for climate change-induced public health threats

The United States Mission to Vietnam, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), have launched an initiative in Cần Thơ and An Giang provinces to build a local framework for them to detect, prevent and respond to ...

Report on digital transformation 2023 launched

The annual Report on Digital Transformation 2023 was launched by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) at a press conference in Hanoi on April 9, providing enterprises with an insight into the twin green and digital ...

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development: WB

With the right policies and strategies, Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development without impeding GDP growth, said Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam Carolyn Turk.The WB has worked very closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

Thuy Dung

Mekong Delta region adapts to climate change, sustainable development

The Mekong Delta region, an area sensitive to environmental changes, faces great challenges from climate change, requiring regional localities to come up with an effective strategy to adapt to extreme weather conditions, reduce emissions and increase recovery capacity, according to experts. Dr. Muthukumara Mani, an environment ...

UNICEF calls for building climate-smart social services to cope climate-related shocks

UNICEF is calling for urgent action from governments, businesses and donors, to invest in building climate-smart social services including education, healthcare and water supply and sanitation, early warning systems, and climate-responsive social protection such as cash transfers.UNICEF has conducted surveys on possibilities of solar rooftop ...

Solutions for sustainable urban cooling in Vietnam discussed

A workshop themed “Solutions for sustainable urban cooling in Vietnam” took place in Hanoi on May 17.Jointly organised by the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Global Green Growth Institute ...

Ca Mau's largest freshwater lake to provide clean water for 11,000 families

Construction of the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau Province’s largest freshwater lake, which will provide clean water for over 11,000 families, is now 70% complete. The lake, spanning 102 ha and costing VND184 billion ($7.84 million), is capable of holding 3.85 million cubic meters of water, ...

An Minh

IFC innovation expected to enhance climate resilience of buildings in Vietnam

International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Thursday introduced its innovation called the Building Resilience Index (BRI) in Vietnam in a bid to help local developers improve the resilience of buildings in the Southeast Asian country.The BRI is a web-based hazard mapping and resilience assessment framework. It ...

Hong Ngan

Workshop seeks ways to enhance urban climate resilience in Vietnam

Participants at a national workshop in Hanoi on March 7 sought ways to help raise the climate resilience of Vietnam’s urban centers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the environment.Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tuong Van stressed the significance of the Politburo’s Resolution No. 06-NQ/TW ...

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