Nationally appropriate mitigation action

Private sector can help unlock Asia's decarbonized future

Much of the world is now waking up to the idea that economic growth can be decoupled from emissions growth. With China, Japan and India leading the way, the Group of 20 leading industrialized countries is now decarbonizing at 2.8% a year. This is the ...

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

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 May 18. At the committee’s eighth meeting in Hà Nội, the Ministry ...

Trump failure to lead on climate doesn’t faze UN policymakers in Bonn

Kaisa Kosonen, a political advisor on climate action for Greenpeace in Germany is prepping for the mid-year United Nations climate conference in Bonn, running May 8-18. But she pauses to answer my question. Here’s the set up, I say: Under President Obama, the U.S. played ...

After 50 years, Asian Development Bank looks ahead

The Asian Development Bank set out its strategy for the next decade during the launch of its 50th annual meeting in Japan over the weekend, while also recognising the challenges that remain for the 300 million people still living in poverty in Asia. Addressing the ...

15 storms to enter Việt Nam in 2017

El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, said Lê Thanh Hải, Deputy General Director of the National Hydro-Meteorological Centre on Wednesday. Hoàng Phúc Lâm, ...

Vietnamese scientist uses nano particles to make heat-reflective paint

The solar heat reflectivity of a new paint invented by a local scientist is up to 90 percent, while the concrete surface temperature reduction could be up to 8-9oC. High durability is also a typical feature of the paint product using nano particles invented by Dr. ...

VN air quality bad over half the year

In four years, from 2011 to 2015, more than 50 per cent cent of all monitored days in Việt Nam posted low air quality. The World Health Organisation repeatedly issued warnings that Việt Nam is among the most air polluted country in the Asia-Pacific region, ...

HCMC residents race to beat heat

Sales of air conditioners and fruit in HCM City soared in recent days as a heat wave hit the area. Over the weekend, Nguyễn Kim, one of the largest chains of electronics stores in the city, was packed with customers looking for air conditioners, fans ...

Cities not ready for climate change: experts

Most Vietnamese cities lack the capacity to confront climate change challenges, experts say, calling for greater preparedness efforts. Cities have to be ready to adapt to new situations and unexpected developments, ensuring essential services to residents at all times, they add. Surveys done by the ...

Donors embrace hospital's 'green' bag campaign

More than 100,000 cloth bags have been donated to Wat Bot district Hospital in response its request for environmentally friendly bags to replace plastic ones previously used for prescribed medication. The management of the public hospital stopped distributing medication in plastic bags this year as ...

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