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Climate change responses working well

Update: December, 05/2014 - 08:41
Climate change had adversely impacted production, living conditions as well as national poverty-reduction goals and sustainable development in all sectors nationwide. — Photo vtv

DA NANG  (VNS) — Scientists at a seminar on climate change in the central city of Da Nang yesterday reported that a programme to respond to the phenomena had made great strides.

The event was held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as part of a scientific and technological Programme serving the National Target Programme to Respond to Climate Change (NTPRCC).

Deputy Minister Nguyen Thai Lai said Viet Nam was one of countries hardest hit by climate change, especially its Mekong Delta region.

He added that in recent years, climate change had adversely impacted production, living conditions as well as national poverty-reduction goals and sustainable development in all sectors nationwide.

Participants shared information and practical experience in assessing environment and climate change impacts, and proposed measures to respond to them.

Worried about the negative effects of climate change on sustainable development, the Government has developed a plan to cope with the phenomena. In 2008, it approved the NTPRCC.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Science and Technology was assigned to work with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to build and implement a scientific and technological programme to serve the NTPRCC in the 2011-2015 period. — VNS

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