Vietnam to borrow $2 bln to fortify Mekong Delta against climate change

Vietnam plans to borrow around $2 billion to develop the Mekong Delta, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said. The money, to come from the World Bank, Germany and France, would be used for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the face of climate change, ...

Viet Tuan

Can the EU's climate change plan work in Southeast Asia?

After the European Union became a “strategic partner” of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc in December 2020, both blocs pledged to make climate change policy a key area of cooperation. The EU, already the largest provider of development assistance to the ASEAN region, has committed ...

David Hutt

Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Can Tho city on March 31 to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change. Participants agreed that the Mekong Delta is vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels, which ...

VNA

New platform aims to reveal dam and climate impacts on the Mekong

A new monitoring platform that uses satellite imagery to track dam reservoir levels on the Mekong can shed light on the contentious issue of how the river’s precious water is stored, and the effects of climate change. The disruption to water and sediment flows along the ...

Chris Humphrey

UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

The UN has suspended climate projects that require working with Myanmar’s military government following the 1 February coup and other international donors may follow suit, four experts have told Climate Home News. “They haven’t officially announced the suspension but there are no more activities,” said a ...

Thin Lei Win

Mekong Takes on Bluish Tinge as Water Levels Again Fall

Water levels in the Mekong River have fallen to “worrying” levels since the start of this year, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said last week, as the region heads into a third straight year of below average rainfall. In a statement on February 12, the Mekong ...

Sebastian Strangio

New planning views climate change as opportunity for Mekong Delta

A draft master plan for the Mekong Delta for 2021-2030 and vision to 2050, recently released to collect public feedback, views climate change as not only a challenge but also an opportunity for local development. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said the draft features three ...

VNA

Vietnam’s economy is among the most vulnerable in the world to climate change impacts

While Vietnam has largely succeeded in combatting the coronavirus, COVID-19 is not the only crisis facing the country, as the threat posed by climate change is reported to be, in some ways, just as serious. According to the latest Global Climate Risk Index report, published in January, Vietnam’s ...

Umair Jamal

Mekong Turns Blue, Again

Thailand’s space development agency has released the satellite photographs showing the water color of the Mekong River has turned to blue-green, while the river has been experiencing unusually dry again since early this year. The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency or GISTDA has released the ...

B.Tribune

Measures needed to make Mekong Delta adaptive to climate change

It is essential to promote sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the direction of effectively adapting to climate change, given the region’s strategic position in national socio-economic development and security defence, experts have said. Covering a total area of 3.94 million hectares across 13 provinces and city, the ...

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