Viet Nam resolves to fulfil its role as chair of ASEAN Leaders vow to build ASEAN community Statement on sustained recovery, development Summit debates ASEAN's goals Brunei supports VN as ASEAN chair We, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of ASEAN, on the occasion of the 16th ASEAN Summit; RENEWING our commitments made in the ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 5th session of the Conference Parties serving as the Meeting of Parties (CMP) to the Kyoto Protocol (2009), the ASEAN Declaration on the 13th session of COP to the UNFCCC and the 3rd session of the CMP to the Kyoto … [Read more...] about Statement on joint response to climate change
Possible solutions to climate change
Climate change center proposed for Mekong Delta Trung Chanh By Trung Chanh - The Saigon Times Daily CAN THO – The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Can Tho City has proposed setting up a center for climate change response for the entire Mekong Delta. Speaking at a seminar on innovating solutions to climate change held on Tuesday in Can Tho City, Nguyen Minh The, deputy director of the department, said the provinces in the delta now had their own climate change response plans. Lack of coordination has led to cases in which one province benefited from its climate change adaptation plan but at the expense of other provinces, he noted. “What if a province builds a flood prevention dyke which causes water to flow into a neighboring province? What if a province is flooded while another province is not?” According to The, the proposed climate change response center for the Mekong Delta could help provide suitable solutions and make it possible for the … [Read more...] about Climate change center proposed for Mekong Delta
Nation needs urgent climate change response solutions Van Nam By Van Nam - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Vietnam’s management authorities need to apply urgent and effective solutions to minimize negative impacts of climate change as well as offering incentives to encourage local enterprises to develop green technologies for sustainable development, said Swedish deputy ambassador Maria Selin. Environmental issues and climate change are leaving negative impacts on all aspects of life, with Vietnam one of the countries suffering the most, Selin told the Daily on the sidelines of a seminar on Sweden’s sustainable growth model in HCMC on Monday. Vietnam therefore needs to implement urgent solutions as soon as possible to adapt to climate change in a sustainable way, she reasoned. Short-term and long-term solutions targeting sustainable growth that Vietnam should follow now is to center on water source protection, waste treatment and energy development, she remarked. … [Read more...] about Nation needs urgent climate change response solutions
(VOVworld) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Vice President of the World Bank Laura Tusk co-chaired a high-level dialogue on responding to climate change in the Mekong Delta region on the sideline of the 21st UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris yesterday. PM Nguyen Tan Dung addresses the high-level dialogue on responding to climate change in the Mekong Delta region. (Photo: VNA) Prime Minister Dung said if there are no appropriate solutions, sea water rise estimated at 1m in the end of the century will flood 40% of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region and affect the lives of 55% of the local population. The Mekong Delta’s rice bowl supplies one fifth of the global rice consumption. Mr. Dung said: “We should enhance cooperation among countries and relevant partners, especially the Mekong River Commission, to sustainably use water resources in the Mekong Delta. Vietnam and regional countries will better use assistance … [Read more...] about Int’l community commits support for climate change response in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta
VietNamNet Bridge - If the sea water level rises by one meter, the rice growing area will be cut by half, from 4 million to 2 million hectares, experts say. Vietnamese are excited about the economic prospects in 2016 and upcoming years. The GDP is expected to grow by 7 percent. Meanwhile, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is believed to help Vietnam’s GDP growth rate reach 10 percent. However, they have been warned by scientists that big economic achievements may be wiped out if Vietnam cannot find reasonable solutions to adapt to climate change. Climate change is believed to have more large-scale and far-reaching effects to every aspect of the national economy than any trade agreement, scientists say, from agriculture, industry to infrastructure. Official reports all showed that the effects to be caused by climate change to the nation’s food security, nutrition and agricultural production will be even more serious than any economic … [Read more...] about Will climate change destroy Vietnam’s agriculture?