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Climate Change Adaptions

The mission of the Climate Change working group is to focus on issues realted to climate change in Vietnam and beyond.

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Ha Thu Kathy Gilbeaux mdmcdonald Nguyen Ninh

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climate-change-adaptions@m.resiliencesystem.org

Governments Agree U.N. Study of Tough Climate Limit, Despite Doubts

           

A building under construction is seen amidst smog on a polluted day in Shenyang, Liaoning province November 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

reuters.com - by Alister Doyle - October 20, 2016

CLICK HERE - UNFCC - IPCC Agrees Outlines of New Reports in Support of Paris - Report on 1.5ºC Goal in 2018

Governments gave the green light on Thursday for a U.N. scientific study on how to meet an ambitious global warming target, despite growing worries by some scientists that the goal may be unrealistic.

The report, due for completion in 2018, is meant to guide almost 200 nations including China and the United States on how to stop world temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit). its' open ended - no date set

But some scientists say the 1.5C ceiling, favored most strongly by tropical island states which fear rising sea levels, will likely be breached soon because of a steady buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels.

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From "Man of Climate Change" Story to National Welfare and People’s Livelihoods

vccinews.com - September 28, 2015

Dr Nguyen Huu Ninh is the co-author of a 3,000-page book on climate change awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC) and the Chairman of the Centre for Environment Research Education and Development (CERED) under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations. He always thinks of climate change and its impacts on environment, economy and society. He said this is a big issue as it also relates to politics, even conflicts of interest, not just petty things of everyday life. Vietnam Business Forum had an interesting talk with Dr Nguyen Huu Ninh on climate change and environmental protection in the process of socioeconomic development. Anh Phuong reports.

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Health and Climate Change: A Call for Immediate Action

submitted by Nguyen Huu Ninh

               

AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

CLICK HERE - REPORT - The Lancet - Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health

lemonde.fr - by Paul Benkimoun - June 23, 2015

Acting against climate change is both an emergency and the opportunity to achieve the greatest progress for public health in the 21 century. It is in these terms that the Commission’s report Lancet on health and climate change poses the challenge to humanity. Online on Tuesday, June 23 about the British medical weekly site [1,999,011], the document was written by a multidisciplinary European and Chinese academic team.

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USAID Study Analyzes Climate Impacts in Mekong River Basin

      

The Mekong Delta is set to face more extreme weather

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20 March 2014: The values at risk in key livelihood sectors from predicted climate change impacts are estimated to be at least US$16 billion per year, according to the findings of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) 'Mekong ARCC Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study.' The study, which was inspired by an International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) study, considers climate impacts on agriculture, fisheries, livestock, and rural infrastructure and health.

The study analyzes the potential magnitude of climate impacts in the Mekong delta with the aim of translating them to local communities and policymakers to support adaptation investment.

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http://www.ciatnews.cgiar.org/2014/03/20/ciat-inspired-mekong-study-highlights-climate-concerns/

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Nearly US $ 1 Billion Mobilized for Climate Change

reliefweb.int - monre.gov.vn - January 25, 2014

According to the MONRE’s report, from 2010 to now, the Ministry has built and mobilized nearly US$ 1 billion from international aid and preferential loan to implement programs and projects in response to climate change.

The Danish government provided a 40-million preferential loan in the framework of the Program of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. In 2013, the Support Program to Response to Climate Change supported an expected loan of US$ 270 million. The Vietnam’s National Investment Program proposed to use the Clean Technology Fund with total budget of US$ 250 million.

The international cooperation on climate change continued to recorded lots of efforts in 2013. The Ministry has organized an international donors meeting in order to call for support for the new matrix policy of the SP-RCC in the period 2013-2015. Also, the ministry has built a plan to attract financial support for climate change, proposed a loan agreement of Climate Change Development Policy Operation (CCDPO2) and ASEAN Minerals Trust Fund.

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Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact

      

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Dr. Dang Kieu Nhan, left, wave goodbye after Kerry spoke in Tan An Tay along the Mekong River Delta Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.  (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool) (The Associated Press)

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As a young naval officer in Vietnam, John Kerry commanded a Swift boat up the dangerous rivers of the Mekong Delta. But when he returned there last month as secretary of state for the first time since 1969, he spoke not of past firefights but of climate change.

“Decades ago, on these very waters, I was one of many who witnessed the difficult period in our shared history,” Mr. Kerry told students gathered on the banks of the Cai Nuoc River. He drew a connection from the Mekong Delta’s troubled past to its imperiled future. “This is one of the two or three most potentially impacted areas in the world with respect to the effects of climate change,” he said.

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State of Hawaii - House of Representatives - Presentation of Certificate to Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh

      

flickr.com - Governor Neil Abercrombie - May 7, 2013

State of Hawaii - House of Representatives - Presentation of Certificate to Dr. Nguyen Huu Ninh

For significant contributions to the field of environmental science, and in appreciation for his extraordinary efforts to increase global awareness and understanding of climate change.

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Making Communities More Resilient to Climate-Induced Weather Disasters

submitted by Samuel Bendett

homelandsecuritynewswire.com - February 18, 2013

Mounting scientific evidence indicates climate change will lead to more frequent and intense extreme weather that affects larger areas and lasts longer. We can reduce the risk of weather-related disasters, however, with a variety of measures. Experts say that a good strategy should include a variety of actions such as communicating risk and transferring it through vehicles such as insurance, taking a multi-hazard management approach, linking local and global management, and taking an iterative approach as opposed to starting with a master plan.

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Vietnam’s New Aggressor – the Angry Sea

One of Vietnam's many waterways, threatened by a rising sea level.

Image: One of Vietnam's many waterways, threatened by a rising sea level.

encounter-thailand.com - November 1st, 2012 - Tom Fawthrop

If the climate change warnings aren’t yet loud enough, tune into what some of Vietnam’s leading environmental scientists are saying.

Vietnam is among the five countries most in peril as a result of rising sea levels and changing weather patterns, according to a 2009 report by the World Bank. The country’s long, thickly populated coastline and its reliance on fishing and related industries put Vietnam in the frontline of what many experts see as an impending battle for survival.

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100 Million Will Die by 2030 if World Fails to Tackle Climate Change: Report

economictimes.indiatimes.com - Reuters
September 26, 2012

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LONDON: More than 100 million people will die and global economic growth will be cut by 3.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 if the world fails to tackle climate change, a report commissioned by 20 governments said on Wednesday.

As global average temperatures rise due to greenhouse gas emissions, the effects on the planet, such as melting ice caps, extreme weather, drought and rising sea levels, will threaten populations and livelihoods, said the report conducted by humanitarian organisation DARA.

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