The British Embassy in Vietnam has launched a project that will support Vietnam’s delta network and sustainable development. Photo: British Embassy The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)’s Living Deltas Hub’s five-year research program The Hub (www.livingdeltas.org), led by Newcastle University, has been launched to safeguard the future of deltas through more resilient communities and sustainable development. In Vietnam, the Hub involves six research organizations, with approximate funding of $2.6 million across the two delta networks of the Red River and Mekong River. The launch was attended by representatives from the Ministries of Science and Technology, Planning and Investment, Agriculture and Rural Development, and Natural Resources and Environment. It also welcomed leaders of people’s committee and related government departments from nine cities and provinces involved in the project: Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Hung Yen, Nam Dinh, Vinh Phuc, Hai Phong, and Ha Nam. The Red River and the Mekong Delta are vital social-ecological systems and food baskets, but the landscapes and livelihoods of those that rely on them are under huge threat from human exploitation and environmental degradation. Vietnam is defined as one of the countries most affected by climate change. Seventy… Read full this story
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