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UK begins second phase of climate finance accelerator in Vietnam

The UK Embassy in Vietnam has announced a new wave of capacity-building support for low carbon projects that can benefit communities across the Southeast Asian nation.

Australia announced $94.5m package for climate change adaptation in VN

Visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on Tuesday announced her country’s new US$94.5 million support package for climate change adaption in Việt Nam's Mekong Delta from 2023 to 2034.

Vietnam issues ISO standards to realise net zero commitments

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology has issued ISO standards regarding climate change adaption as a practical action to realise Vietnam’s net zero commitments.

Vietnam, Australia enhance cooperation in changing world

Visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on August 22 announced her country’s new 94.5 million AUD support package for climate change adaption in Vietnam's Mekong Delta from 2023 to 2034.

Vietnam improves legal frameworks, builds capacity to cope with climate change

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) on August 11 held a workshop reviewing ten years of implementing the 11th Party Central Committee's Resolution No.24-NQ/TW on proactive responding to climate change.

Approximately 6.8 per cent of Vietnam's GDP lost annually to climate change

To respond to climate change by 2040, Vietnam will need approximately $400 billion. However, the state budget is only anticipated to provide $130 billion.

Vietnam needs around US$400 billion for climate change response

Vietnam will need about 400 billion USD from now to 2040 to effectively respond to climate change, according to the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Vietnam’s climate change strategy must be sped up

The Vietnamese government is urging ministries to expedite the formulation of actions to materialise the national climate change strategy enacted last year, with a highlight on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

El Nino 2023: How bad will it be?

Climate change and natural and man-made disasters are seriously threatening water security, as Vietnam depends on water sources outside its territory.

Severe Da Lat flooding blamed on rapid urbanisation, excessive greenhouses

Fast-growing greenhouse development, rapid urbanisation, underinvested drainage and abnormal weather have been cited as the main reasons for the heavy flooding in the Central Highlands tourist city Dalat.

Vietnam, Netherlands tighten cooperation in climate change adaptation

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha will co-chair the 8th meeting of the Vietnam-Netherlands Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management slated for June 25-27 in The Hague.

VN Deputy PM attends opening of Summit for a New Global Financing Pact

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha joined State and government leaders of 40 countries at the opening session of the international Summit for a New Global Financing Pact held in Paris on June 22.

Vietnam attends New Global Financial Pact Summit

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha will attend an international summit for a New Global Financing Pact to be held in Paris, France, on June 22-23.

HCM City struggles to ensure clean water supply amid climate change

Climate change, a rising population and excessive exploitation of groundwater are putting pressure on the clean water supplies of Ho Chi Minh City, experts have warned.

Mekong Delta needs $4b to improve infrastructure to mitigate climate change

The Mekong Delta needs more than VNĐ94.3 trillion (nearly US$4 billion) to improve its road infrastructure in order to boost its inter-provincial connectivity while mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Mekong Delta to carry out 16 climate change response projects

Sixteen projects worth over 94 trillion VND (4 billion USD) are planned to be implemented in the Mekong Delta to help the region respond to climate change.

The vanishing catch: How women are suffering in the Mekong Delta

As climate change, upstream hydropower dams and intensive agriculture threaten traditional farming and fisheries in the Mekong Delta, women like Nga are struggling to find stable alternative livelihoods.

Legislation for trading carbon credits needed

Vietnam has introduced a roadmap for the development of the domestic carbon market by 2027, preparing for a Net Zero future as part of the country’s commitments to climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26).

EU, Vietnam urged to expand cooperation in tackling climate change

Vietnam and the EU should work together to accelerate the transition towards “a carbon-neutral, resource-efficient and circular economy” to tackle climate change, the European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries has said.

Exporters face tax unless they cut greenhouse gas emissions

Exports to the EU market will become more expensive unless enterprises implement greenhouse gas emission cuts. This will affect the competitiveness of many Vietnamese export companies.