INTERVIEW-Cash in on businesses to help boost disaster protection, says UN risk chief

by Sophie Hares | @SophieHares | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 05:28 GMT

PM tells committee to strengthen int’l climate change co-operation

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Update: May, 19/2017 – 09:00

Erosion encroaches houses in coastal area of Vĩnh Nguyên Ward, central Nha Trang City. Climate change has influenced Việt Nam more quickly and strongly than was previously expected. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyên Lý
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The National Committee for Climate Change needs to enhance its international co-operation and learn from other countries’ experience to promote climate change response in Việt Nam, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said on Thursday.

At the committee’s eighth meeting in Hà Nội, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported that climate change has appeared sooner than previously forecasted. The Mekong Delta, the country’s key agricultural hub, has suffered most severely. Up to 10 of the 13 Mekong Delta provinces declared a state of disaster in the dry season last year. Tiếp tục đọc

Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide

Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists

High tides lash Mumbai on the western Indian coast.
High tides lash Mumbai on the western Indian coast. A sea level rise of 5-10cm could double the flood risk. Photograph: Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty

Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists.

The research takes in to account the large waves and storm surges that can tip gradually rising sea levels over the edge of coastal defences. Lower latitudes will be first affected, in a great swath through the tropics from Africa to South America and throughout south-east Asia, with Europe’s Atlantic coast and the west coast of the US not far behind. Tiếp tục đọc

Bất cập trong quản lý và khai thác nước ngầm – 2 bài

Bất cập trong quản lý và khai thác nước ngầm – Bài 1

Ông Nguyễn Đăng Biển (bên phải) ở tổ 4, khu phố Phú Hưng.phường Phú Thịnh, thị xã Bình Long khoan giếng tại ấp Quản Lợi A, xã Tân Lợi (Hớn Quản)Ông Nguyễn Đăng Biển (bên phải) ở tổ 4, khu phố Phú Hưng.phường Phú Thịnh, thị xã Bình Long khoan giếng tại ấp Quản Lợi A, xã Tân Lợi (Hớn Quản)

01:33 PM – 05/05/2017

BP – Những năm gần đây, thời tiết diễn biến bất thường dẫn đến khô kiệt nguồn nước, ảnh hưởng sinh hoạt và phát triển sản xuất của người dân. Khi nước mặt cạn kiệt, các hồ chứa trơ đáy, giải pháp khoan để khai thác nước ngầm được cho là hiệu quả nhất, dẫn đến dịch vụ khoan giếng nở rộ và là nguyên nhân chính làm cạn kiệt nguồn nước cục bộ, gia tăng ô nhiễm các tầng chứa nước. Thậm chí làm ô nhiễm mạch nước ngầm do các giếng khoan không gặp nước đã không được trám lấp, về mùa mưa chất bẩn theo dòng nước chảy xuống giếng. Tiếp tục đọc

Understanding the nexus in the Mekong region

 

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‘Our country will vanish’: Pacific islanders bring desperate message to Australia

Kiribati and other low-lying countries are under threat from climate change, and while their people would rather stay behind, they may be left with no choice

Rising sea level in Kiribati
The archipelago of Kiribati is the world’s lowest-lying country, with an average height above sea level of just two metres. Photograph: Jonas Gratzer/LightRocket via Getty Images

“Like a drop of water in a bucket, on its own is small, but if there are many, many drops, soon it is overflowing.”

Erietera Aram’s water analogy is apposite. His country faces being lost under the waves of the Pacific Ocean. Tiếp tục đọc

Năng lượng Gió và Mặt trời: Cơ hội và triển vọng cho Việt Nam

Renewable Energy Network – Wind and Solar Energy: opportunities and perspectives for Vietnam

Gặp gỡ lần thứ 2 của Cộng đồng Năng lượng Tái tạo

Ngày 6/5 tại Hà Nội, đã diễn ra cuộc Gặp gỡ lần thứ 2 của cộng đồng năng lượng tái tạo Việt Nam (The second Meeting of Vietnam Renewable Energy Network). Sự kiện này có sự góp mặt của các nhà hoạch định chính sách, nhà sản xuất, lắp đặt, vận hành, cung cấp và các nhà khoa học. Cuộc gặp gỡ được tổ chức nhằm 01) làm rõ một số chính sách, định hướng của cơ quan quản lý về năng lượng tái tạo nói chung, năng lượng mặt trời nói riêng, những tác động của chính sách này tới sản xuất, nghiên cứu khoa học và nguồn nhân lực trình độ cao; 02) tìm kiếm đối tác đầu tư, triển khai lắp đặt, vận hành và bảo hành bảo trì; 03) cập nhật thông tin về tình hình công nghệ và khoa học trên thế giới và trong nước; 04) thảo luận về cơ hội nghề nghiêp, về khả năng tổ chức khóa học ngắn hạn về năng lượng tái tạo nói chung cho các bên có nhu cầu tại Việt Nam.

Chính sách mới được ban hành đang theo hướng có lợi cho NLTT

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Fish, clams die from unknown cause in southern Vietnamese province

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 05/11/2017 14:37 GMT + 7

Dead fish wash ashore in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on May 8, 2017.

Aquatic animals raised by farmers in Kien Giang Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta are dying en masse from unknown causes, damaging the livelihoods of local residents.

Fish and clam farmers along a 20 kilometer section of the coast in Thuan Yen Commune, Ha Tien Town, Kien Giang Province, are in shock and despair after finding their livestock decimated.

A meeting was called by Dang Tuyet Em, deputy secretary of the provincial Party Committee, on Wednesday afternoon to address the situation. Tiếp tục đọc

Đồng Tháp extends state of emergency, erosion continues

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Update: May, 11/2017 – 15:45

The bank of the Tiền River section crossing Bình Hòa Hamlet, Thanh Bình District, Đồng Tháp Province is severely eroded. — VNA/VNS Photo
ĐỒNG THÁP — The southern province of Đồng Tháp on Wednesday extended its state of emergency as the erosion worsened, with a section of the riverbank covering some 600m affected so far.

A section of the Tiền riverbank, running from Mương Cả Lách to Bình Thành Market in Bình Hòa Hamlet, Thanh Bình District, was reported to have been eroded by 150m over the last few days, since the last state-of-emergency declaration last month. Tiếp tục đọc

Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017

Last update 07:40 | 09/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of growth stagnation in the Mekong Delta in recent years have been blamed on climate change, which has contributed to drought and saline intrusion.

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The growth rate declined in the 2010-2016 period, especially in the last three years, with considerable decreases in 2015 and 2016 due to climate change effects.

The volume of water flowing to the delta has decreased seriously. The Mekong Delta lives on agriculture and fisheries, with services and industries all related to farm produce distribution and processing.

Le Anh Tuan from Can Tho University, in his article on Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, warned that 2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000.

2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000. 

When rains finished in December 2016 and early 2017, signs of water shortage and saline intrusion at estuaries began appearing.

In late January 2017, the salinity measured in the area 20-25 kilometers from the coastline to the mainland was 2 percent. It is expected to increase rapidly in the dry season. Tiếp tục đọc

Cities best armed to fight climate change – U.N. climate chief

Thursday, 4 May 2017 17:26 GMT

“The ability of communities to meet their most basic needs – food, water, energy, sanitation – is threatened by climate change”BONN, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cities are places where action on climate change can have most impact because they are engines for innovation and also highly vulnerable to a warming planet, the head of the U.N. climate programme said on Thursday. Tiếp tục đọc

20 nations sign up for climate change meet

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Update: May, 05/2017 – 09:16

Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday. — VOV Photo

HÀ NỘI — Twenty countries registered to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)’s symposium for the Asia-Pacific region on climate change response to be held in Hồ Chí Minh City from May 11-13, organisers reported yesterday.

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng said the symposium, co-organised by the IPU and the Vietnamese legislature, will discuss legislators’ actions to realise sustainable development goals (SDGs) amid climate change.

The head of the NA Committee for External Relations and deputy head of the organising board, Nguyễn Văn Giàu, said the symposium will focus on the SDGs and the role of parliaments; promotion of gender equality and public health when adapting to climate change; challenges and opportunities facing countries in the region; international commitments and requirements for legislators; and mobilisation of resources for realising the SDGs. — VNS

Tehri village selected for pilot project on climate change

India Times

TNN | Apr 21, 2017, 12.57 PM IST

DEHRADUN: Pheti Kimoda village of Jaunpur area in Tehri has been selected for running a pilot project for strengthening climate resilience of forest-based communities.

The village was one of the top ranking sites featured in the vulnerability-risk assessment of the climate change wing of the forest depts. The villagers were found to be suffering from lack of clean drinking water and health facilities, agriculture problems, migration and poor socio-economic conditions.

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