The effects of this year’s severe drought on agriculture in the economically vital Mekong Delta will be felt for months, if not years, to come, say environmentalists and United Nations experts.
The EU Delegation to VN and embassies of some EU countries held a press conference on climate change in Hanoi on Wednesday. The event was part of the European Climate Diplomacy Week in the country from September 19-25.
The Global Volunteering Day 2019 took place in Hanoi on September 29, calling on the young to join hands in dealing with climate change.
Within the framework of European Climate Diplomacy Week 2019 held by the EU Delegation to Vietnam, Hoi An City People’s Committee, in collaboration with the German Embassy and German Development Cooperation GIZ organized the Youth for Climate Cycling Event in Hoi An.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed competent agencies to promptly create regional coordination institutions and a sustainable development mechanism in the Mekong Delta.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested ministries to prioritise capital in the medium-term public investment plan for 2016-2020 to natural disaster prevention and climate change response in the time ahead.
Superannuation funds and investors representing US$34tn in assets – nearly half of the total under management across the globe – have called on world leaders to bring in carbon pricing and phase out coal power to limit global heating to 1.5C.
Ecosystem-based solutions are vitally important for the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change in the decades to come, speakers said at a seminar held in Can Tho over the weekend.
The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.
Vietnam, together with Bangladesh and the Philippines, will deliver a draft solution on women’s rights amidst climate change at the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that opened in Geneva, Switzerland on June 18.
PSNews - Climate change and the development in the Mekong basin are posing great challenges. Upstream hydropower dams have badly affected the river ecosystem and livelihoods of tens of millions of people in Vietnam’s Mekong basin. In fact, lower reaches of the Mekong are facing unprecedented risks.
PSNews – Lieutenant General Bui Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Public Security, Head of the Steering Committee for Response to Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Rescue of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), visited and presented donations of the MPS to storm-hit residents and police officers in Khanh Hoa, on November 6.
PSNews - Experts will also introduce trainees some legal documents on environmental protection and the public security forces’ response to climate change.
PSNews – The organizers of the fair hoped to send a message and raise the public awareness on the urgent need addressing climate change.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung tells Vietnam News Agency about the application of science and technology to mitigate damages of climate change.
PSNews – With the theme “Anthropocene Age”, the 7th Science Film Festival will take place from October 6 to December 7 in 28 cities and provinces of Vietnam.
PSNews - According to Deputy Minister Bui Van Nam, forecasting needs to be invested in to achieve high efficiency. The State management of social order should create favorable conditions for local people and enterprises to develop production, trade and tourism.
Farmers are expanding the areas under high-value perennial trees suitable with the conditions in each region and adaptive to climate change.
The Iranian city of Ahvaz shattered national regional temperatures records on Thursday when the heat rose to 128.7 degrees Fahrenheit, the hottest in Iran’s history. The temperature was also a record for June heat in the Asian mainland.
Experts gathered at a workshop in Hanoi on June 15 to discuss activities to adapt to climate change in the agricultural sector to implement the Paris Agreement.