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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 ...

Half of Mekong Delta permanently submerged with 100cm sea level rise

The “2020 version of the climate change scenario” report released this week by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry specifies that a 100 cm rise in the sea level could leave 47.29 percent of the Mekong Delta permanently flooded. Vietnam’s coastal average sea level rise ...

Minh Nga

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

Cuu Long

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

Ho Chi Minh City faces ten-fold rise in flood damage risk by 2050: study

Flooding risk in Ho Chi Minh City may grow ten times more intense by 2050 given the current prevalence of poorly regulated construction projects and economic activities, according to a new study by the international consulting firm McKinsey.The report also claims an escalation in consequences ...

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.Dapice said a study released by Utrecht University ...

Mekong Delta closer to sea than previously thought: study

A group of scientists from Dutch Utrecht University discovered recently that the Mekong Delta has an “extremely low mean elevation” of around 0.8 meters above sea level. That is dramatically lower than the 2.6 meters assumed earlier from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Missions data.At a conference held ...

Minh Nga

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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