FAO helps Asia-Pacific’s agriculture adapt to climate change

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is cooperating with its member states in the Asia-Pacific region as well as relevant social organisations to improve the agriculture sector’s adaptation to climate change and reduce its reception of impacts of the weather phenomenon.

Belgium’s ODA project helps Ninh Thuan respond to climate change

The Belgian Government’s official development assistance (ODA) will help the central province of Ninh Thuan to enhance capacity in the management and operation of its irrigational system as part of efforts to respond to climate change under a project launched on March 8.

Project to improve resilience to climate change in coastal areas

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 24 to launch a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Vietnam.

SMEs need better technologies to cut greenhouse gases: experts

Vietnamese public agencies should assist local businesses, mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in upgrading their technologies to reduce greenhouse emissions, said experts at an international conference in Hanoi on February 26.


A workshop to close the ‘Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) in Viet Nam’ project was held in Hanoi today. The workshop was organized by the Institute for Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) in collaboration with the German Development Cooperation GIZ, an organization commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Carbon market necessary to attain GHG reduction targets

Hanoi (VNA) – A carbon market will be one of the means for Vietnam to achieve the committed greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets, according to Nguyen Van Tue – Director of the Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change.

Ca Mau moves to protect coastal forests

Ca Mau (VNA) - Authorities in the southernmost province of Ca Mau have taken emergency measures to protect coastal forests against climate change and destruction caused by humans.

World Bank Approves $102 Million in Financing to Help Vietnam Improve Energy Efficiency in Industrial Sector

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $102 million loan to the government of Vietnam to support the effort of industrial enterprises to adopt energy-efficiency technologies and practices.

Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions

Shaken by news that Vietnam had confirmed plans to build another 40 gigawatts worth of coal-fired power plants by 2030, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim ad libbed a few lines into a May 2016 speech to an audience of government and business leaders. “If Vietnam goes forward with 40GW of coal, if the entire region implements the coal-based plans right now, I think we are finished,” Kim said. “That would spell disaster for us and our planet.”

Plan designed to implement Paris Agreement on climate change

The Prime Minister has issued a plan to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change with five objectives, including reducing green house gas (GHG) emission and adapting to climate change.

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