Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts

Almost 30 million people have watched a video exposing the climate breakdown in three stunning minutes Discovery
Cary Marshall | 13 October, 2018, 13:41

Responding to the report, Apollos Nwafor, Pan Africa Director of Oxfam International said: "Climate change has set our planet on fire, millions are already feeling the impacts, and the IPCC just showed that things can get much worse".

Addressing the dialogue, Deputy Minister of MONRE Le Cong Thanh said that as one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented global commitments and made efforts to cope with climate change.

The landmark report, released in South Korea on Monday, was compiled by a team of 91 authors from 40 countries following the 2015 Paris climate agreement, in which policymakers from around the world, including India and Pakistan, agreed to work towards limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5°C.

"We must more than ever continue our efforts".

Vietnam's contributions to global goals and climate change response in the fields of agriculture, rural development, natural resources, and the environment, among others, were also introduced at the event.

He asked the IPCC to share its experience with Vietnam in monitoring damage caused by climate change in the coming time.

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Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that climate change is a major issue for the whole world, adding the government is helping all the states to implement their climate action programmes.

He said the faster governments embrace the renewable energy revolution and move to protect communities at risk, the more lives and livelihoods that would be spared.

Building on strong foundation achieved through the economic renovation, known as "Doi moi", Vietnam can certainly achieve climate resilient and low-carbon development pathways, benefiting from interaction between rapid technological innovation, sustainable infrastructure investment, and increased resource productivity, she said. Half a degree less of warming could even save some of the world's coral reefs.

A special report on limiting global warming released on Monday by a United Nations scientific panel, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warned that the world has just 12 years to halt global warming before planet is plunged into extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty.

Wiesen also congratulated Vietnam on pioneering the update of its NDC through a dynamic and participatory process, where all ministries have taken an active role in defining their targets and identifying their priorities and actions.

Following the meeting in the RoK, Vietnam was chosen as the first country to be introduced to this special report. He has also vowed to increase the burning of coal by the country. Global net emissions of carbon dioxide would need to fall by 45 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030, and reach "net zero" around 2050.

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