Lower Mekong Basin project underway to ensure water security

A $15 million project to enhance cross-border groundwater management and strengthen water security in the Lower Mekong Basin is being developed by Cambodia and Vietnam, with a focus on improved governance and sustainable utilisation of the Cambodia-Mekong river delta transboundary aquifer. “The project will benefit both ...

Lay Samean

Govt prepares to tackle weather emergencies in rainy season

The National Disaster Management Committee is preparing to respond to emergencies caused by heavy rainfall through the prompt provision of assistance and subsequent recovery. Numerous countries around the world including Laos suffer from weather extremes such as floods and earthquakes as well as crop pests and ...

Phomphong Laoin

New Zealand earmarks $35,000 for protective forest in Ninh Thuan

New Zealand on Monday announced it would allocate $35,000 to help plant three hectares of forest in the central province of Ninh Thuan. “This is in response to the Vietnam government’s commitment to plant one billion trees by 2025,” a press release from the New Zealand ...

Khanh Lynh

Moody’s says Cambodia, ‘Stands Out’ for flood risks

Moody’s Investors Service has said Thursday that Cambodia was among three countries in the Asia-Pacific region most exposed to flood risks arising from climate change. In a statement received from Frankfurt, Moody’s said climate risks such as rising sea levels, droughts, floods and wildfires were particularly ...

Sao Da – AKP

Faced with climate challenges, Vietnamese rice farmers switch to shrimp

For years, Ta Thi Thanh Thuy toiled on a sliver of land sandwiched between the Mekong River and the South China Sea, a region widely known as Vietnam’s rice bowl, to grow the prized grain. But Thuy, along with many of her neighbours, has over the ...

Khanh Vu

Urgent responses to climate change in the Mekong river are required

With rapid economic development, exponential population growth, urbanisation, industrialisation, and increased agricultural production in the region, the demand for water and river-based resources has dramatically increased, which gives rise to environmental degradation, resource scarcity, and struggles among diverse groups of resource users including local people, ...

Keo Piseth

Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang. At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ISPONRE carried out ...

VNA

USAID helps Vietnam's climate change fight with two new projects

Aerial view of the Ru Cha mangrove forest in Thua Thien-Hue Province. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh. USAID has launched two new conservation and forest management projects to help Vietnam’s fight against the climate crisis, the U.S. Embassy said Tuesday. The Sustainable Forest Management project, implemented by U.S.-based ...

Phan Anh

Four adaptation opportunities Myanmar can take to build resilience to climate change

Myanmar has experienced a number of extreme weather events in recent years, many of which are likely to worsen with climate change. In 2019, the country suffered record pre-monsoon heat. The city of Yangon recorded 42 degrees Celsius in April – a new record for the city. ...

Georgina Wade

National forest service payment mechanism generates 120 million USD annually

The Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system implemented at national scale under an USAID project now generates approximately 120 million USD annually to finance the management of approximately 6 million hectares of Vietnam’s forests. The figures were released at an Earth Day event held in the Central ...

VNA

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