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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

ADB to provide $60 mln to improve climate resilience for ethnic minorities

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60-million loan to improve the climate resilience of infrastructure in two central Vietnamese provinces to benefit local ethnic populations.The Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project will be undertaken in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, with a ...

Minh Nga

Climate resilience scheme for urban areas approved

The Prime Minister has approved a scheme for climate resilience development in urban areas in the next 10 years. The scheme, which begins this year, focuses on responding to climate change and reasonable use of natural resources to upgrade and develop urban areas, as well ...

Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia

New analysis of observed data and climate projections in the second edition of Ready for the Dry Years: Building Resilience to Drought in Southeast Asia, a joint report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Association of South-East Asian ...

Mekong Delta Coordinating Council for 2020-2025 established

The Prime Minister has decided to establish and issue the operational regulation of the Mekong Delta Coordinating Council for the 2020-2025 period, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.The Council is responsible for putting forwards to the PM mechanisms, policies, strategies, plans, projects, programs and tasks for ...

Thuy Dung

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 ...

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion.It has also carried out assessment of drought ...

Over US$30 million for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million to help Vietnam enhance climate resilience, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).The sum will be allocated to a project named “Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate ...

WB’s Vietnam Development Report 2019 launched

The Vietnam Development Report (VDR) 2019: Connecting Vietnam for Growth and Shared Prosperity was co-launched by the World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Investment and Planning in Hanoi on January 15.The report is a series of flagship analytical and policy reports by the WB ...

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