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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 ...

Vietnam issues ISO standards to realise net zero commitments

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology has issued International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) standards regarding climate change adaption. The standards named TCVN ISO 14090:2020 contain principles, requirements and guidelines to instruct organizations and sectors to adapt to climate ...

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 ...

Efforts exerted to increase climate change adaptability of Mekong Delta urban systems

Localities in the Mekong Delta region are working hard to increase their urban areas’ adaptability to climate change, and boost urban development to green and sustainable direction.Climate change is posing a great challenge to the Mekong Delta region, especially erosion, landslides, flooding, and pollution. Vice Director ...

Project helps strengthen Mekong Delta’s resilience against climate change

The “Vietnam Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation in Agriculture through Private Sector Transformation” (VN-ADAPT) is expected to greatly contribute to supporting the resilience of the Mekong Delta region against the severe impacts of climate change. The project has been jointly launched by the Netherlands Development Organisation ...

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 ...

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Mekong countries share experience in agricultural extension

The 5th meeting of the Mekong Extension Learning Alliance (MELA) opened on September 11 in the central city of Da Nang with the participation of 60 delegates from five member countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.At the meeting, representatives from MELA member countries presented ...

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