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Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang.At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ...

Vietnam to have national water resource monitoring system by 2030

Vietnam has set a goal of building and maintaining a national water resource monitoring system and another system to forecast flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion and rising sea water level by 2030. It was set in the master plan on basic investigation on water resources till ...

Climate change research programme results highly practical: Minister

The outcomes of the national science-technology programme on responding to climate change and managing natural resources and the environment in 2016-2020 can be applied in multiple fields in society, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has said.By conducting 43 scientific research projects, ...

Combination of factors causes extreme weather: experts

A combination of bad factors, plus cold air mass and convergence of winds at a height of 5,000 meters, have caused extreme weather phenomena, including large hail and the 50-year historic cold spell on April 22-23. The National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting believes that the 2020 ...

Le Ha

Việt Nam forecast to face historic heat waves in 2020

Việt Nam is forecast to suffer the highest temperatures ever recorded in 2020, according to the latest report by the Meteorological and Hydrological Administration. The country is predicted to face increasing and complicated pattern of natural disasters this year due to the impact of global ...

Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Vietnam’s efforts to combat water shortages and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta and climate change impacts in other regions have been fuelled by the United Nations Development Programme.In early 2020, the UN and UNDP worked with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority to send working ...

Nguyen Dat

Mekong Delta declares urgent erosion situation

A number of provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta facing serious erosion along rivers and coastal areas are taking measures to protect the land and people in the area. The provinces are Long An, the two upstream provinces of An Giang and Đồng Tháp, and the coastal provinces of Bến Tre, ...

Việt Nam should be proactive in coping with natural disasters

As a country highly exposed to droughts, floods, and landslides, Việt Nam needs more active prevention instead of just a passive response. That was the message from a workshop held in Hà Nội yesterday Entitled “Natural Disaster Management for Sustainable Development”.According to participants, the establishment ...

Seminar discuss application of science and technology in natural disaster prevention

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has highlighted the significance of taking groups of measures associated with science and technology (S&T) application and utilising the mankind’s S&T achievements in natural disaster response and adaptation. During the seminar, delegates affirmed the necessity of applying ...

Hanoi strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

With a population of over 7.7 million people along with 17 industrial parks, more than 1,300 trade villages, 5.3 million motorbikes and nearly 560,000 cars, Hanoi is suffering from negative impacts caused by climate change.To gradually reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in December 2015, the capital ...

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