Vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long có nguy cơ chìm hoàn toàn vào năm 2100

Các nhà nghiên cứu thuộc Đại học Utrecht ở Hà Lan vừa cảnh báo khu vực đóng góp 50% sản lượng lúa, 65% sản lượng nuôi trồng thủy sản và 70% các loại trái cây của Việt Nam, đang phải đối mặt với nguy cơ bị chìm gần như hoàn toàn vào năm 2100.

Các nhà nghiên cứu thuộc Đại học Utrecht đã tạo ra một mô hình số rộng khắp vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long và sử dụng nó làm cơ sở cho các dự đoán trong tương lai.

Qua nghiên cứu, các nhà khoa học nhận thấy việc khai thác nước ngầm quá mức kết hợp với tốc độ gia tăng mực nước biển do biến đổi khí hậu diễn ra nhanh hơn dự báo đã kéo theo tình trạng sụt lún đất, có thể khiến gần như toàn bộ vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long bị chìm trong tương lai. Continue reading “Vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long có nguy cơ chìm hoàn toàn vào năm 2100”


Drought causes big losses to Tây Nguyên farmers

VNN – Update: February, 23/2019 – 09:00
Sugarcane farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai had lost hundreds of billions of đồng due to a prolonged severe drought in the region. – Photo thanhnien.vn

Gia Lai – Sugarcane farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai had lost hundreds of billions of đồng due to a prolonged severe drought in the region, reported Thanh Niên (Young People) Newspaper.

The drought is forecast to continue and become more serious due to the strong evolution of the El Nino phenomena this year. Continue reading “Drought causes big losses to Tây Nguyên farmers”

Climate groups threaten lawsuit to force Shell to ditch oil

The last five years have been Earth’s warmest since records began in 1880

February 7, 2019A depiction of how temperatures have risen over North America from 2014 to 2018

Thúc đẩy kiến thức bản địa và thực hành nông nghiệp tốt trong thích ứng với biến đổi khí hậu




CVD’s co-founder at Horasis Asia Meeting 2018

Horasis – a global visions community committed to inspiring our future – provides a unique platform for companies from emerging and developed markets to globalize their organisations.

Horasis convened the 2018 Horasis Asia Meeting in Binh Duong New City, Vietnam, over 25-26 November.. The Horasis Asia Meeting brought together over 500 of the foremost leaders from across Asia including the top leadership of Vietnam. The meeting was co-hosted by Binh Duong Province in the effort to welcome more investor to the city and to Vietnam.

Hang Dao, co-founder of CVD, was a speaker at the meeting in 2018 in the climate change to discuss about Climate Change impacts. Hang Dao’s speech focused on the unprecedented climate challenges that Mekong Delta of Vietnam is facing, and how we can see them as exciting development opportunities coming along: Resilient infrastructures from renewable energy to transportation – roads and airports – should be more developed in the region; education should be particularly invested; tourism should be more sophisticated; hitech investors should be encouraged to move into the area; and most importantly, Vietnam should let the Mekong Delta area be free to develop and not keep Mekong Delta as an agriculture region for purely food security purposes, namely by rice-first policy. Continue reading “CVD’s co-founder at Horasis Asia Meeting 2018”

Liên kết tiểu vùng ở đồng bằng sông Cửu Long

08:01 | 16/01/2019 daibieunhandan.vn
Liên kết tiểu vùng chưa có tiền lệ, triển khai sẽ không ít cam go vì trong thể chế hiện nay chỉ có quan hệ dọc Trung ương – từng tỉnh, chưa có cơ chế, chính sách cho liên kết ngang (tiểu vùng) và quan hệ Trung ương – tiểu vùng. Chưa có quy định lại cho chúng ta cơ hội để đề xuất nội dung và cơ chế chính sách.

Vừa qua, được mời tham dự Hội thảo về Tầm nhìn chiến lược để phát triển bền vững Tiểu vùng Duyên hải phía Đông đồng bằng sông Cửu Long (DHPĐ) tại Bến Tre, tôi đã trao đổi với hội thảo một số nội dung. Các vấn đề đề cập không đóng khung trong tiểu vùng này(1). Continue reading “Liên kết tiểu vùng ở đồng bằng sông Cửu Long”

7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2019


One hundred years ago, 1919 was a really big year: Countries signed the Treaty of Versailles to end World War I, Mahatma Gandhi began his nonviolent resistance against British rule, the Grand Canyon became a national park. And on a lighter note, pop-up toasters entered kitchens for the first time!

A century later, 2019 shows signs of being another big year—and a precarious one, as WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer explained at the Institute’s annual Stories to Watch presentation on January 9 in Washington. Continue reading “7 Environment and Development Stories to Watch in 2019”

Điều ước cho đất nước năm 2019

  1. Xóa ISDS trong các hiệp ước quốc tế.

ISDS là điều khoản cho phép một nhà đầu tư nước ngoài chống lại luật quốc gia chủ nhà (như luật Việt Nam) và kiện chính phủ quốc gia chủ nhà (như chính phủ Việt Nam) qua một hội đồng trọng tài quốc tế xét xử theo quy định của một hiệp nước đã có với Việt Nam (như CPTPP, Hiệp định thương mại EU-VN, và nhiều hiệp ước thương mại song phương đã ký). Continue reading “Điều ước cho đất nước năm 2019”

the 2018 International Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change by Nick Watts and colleagues published on Nov 28 provides a snapshot and direction of travel for 41 global indicators at the intersection between health and climate change.
Indicator 5.1: media coverage of health and climate change shows that health still represents only a small proportion of climate change media coverage but has increased by an average of 4% per year over the past decade compared with a decline in overall climate change coverage by an average of 1·25% per year. Health potentially holds the key to humanising climate change conversations, contributing to more rapid and effective behaviour change—and it therefore matters how it is positioned.

Continue reading “the 2018 International Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change”

IPPC SPECIAL REPORT Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.

COP24 special report on health and climate change

3-14 December 2018, Katowice, Poland – In its latest report, WHO highlights health as the biggest issue to be prioritized during COP-24 and provides key recommendations to the negotiators on how to maximize the health benefits of tackling climate change and avoid the worse health impacts of this global challenge. Although there has been hugely positive progress in tackling health and climate change issues, there is a still a long way to go. Millions of people are still exposed to air pollution globally, resulting in 7 million premature deaths every year; 3 billion people still lack access to clean and reliable energy; and nearly a quarter of all deaths worldwide result from people having to live or work in unhealthy environments. Unless significant changes are made and stronger action taken, we are risk of failing to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. Continue reading “COP24 special report on health and climate change”

UN Launches Multibillion-Dollar Appeal for World’s Most Vulnerable


U. N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the “Global Humanitarian Overview 2019” at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 4, 2018.

The United Nations is launching a $21.9 billion humanitarian appeal for 2019 to help nearly 94 million people in 42 countries survive conflict, hunger, homelessness, deprivation, and the impact of climate change. Continue reading “UN Launches Multibillion-Dollar Appeal for World’s Most Vulnerable”

Global Climate Risk Index

The annually published Global Climate Risk Index analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.).

27 November 2018
Cover Climate Risk Index 2019
Who suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2017 and 1998 to 2017

The Global Climate Risk Index 2019 analyses to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available — for 2017 and from 1998 to 2017 — were taken into account. The countries and territories affected most in 2017 were Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka as well as Dominica. For the period from 1998 to 2017 Puerto Rico, Honduras and Myanmar rank highest. Continue reading “Global Climate Risk Index”

Việt Nam ranks 6th on Global Climate Vulnerability list; MoNRE responds

Update: December, 04/2018 – 21:30

Phạm Văn Tân, deputy head of the Climate Change Department, Việt Nam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), presents the ministry’s response to climate change threats to the country. — VNS Photo Mai Hoàng

Viet Nam News By Mai Hoàng

Katowice, POLAND — At the 24th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP24), Germanwatch released the most up-to-date Climate Risk Index ranking, which analyses the extent to which each country has been affected by weather-related loss events. Continue reading “Việt Nam ranks 6th on Global Climate Vulnerability list; MoNRE responds”