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Germany helps VN tackle climate change

Update: June, 01/2015 - 08:57
The project, which will be implemented by 2019, is expected to improve the understanding of stakeholders, as well as enhance their capacity for developing adaptation measures. — VNA/VNS Photo Trung Hieu

HA NOI (VNS) — The German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) will help Viet Nam with land use as well as development planning to effectively respond to climate change impacts.

This is part of the project, "Strategic mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation in Viet Nam," that had been launched in Ha Noi last week, following the signing of an execution agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and GIZ.

The German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) will offer technical support for integrating ecosystem-based adaptation into Viet Nam's policies on climate change adaptation.

The project, which will be implemented by 2019, is expected to improve the understanding of stakeholders, as well as enhance their capacity for developing adaptation measures.

Effective adaptation models will be piloted and expanded. Germany will also help Viet Nam share its effective adaptation efforts on regional and international forums, as well as seek funding to carry out ecosystem-based adaptation.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha expressed his hope that the project will be effectively implemented and will achieve desired goals.

He said Viet Nam has issued many laws and policies to mitigate those effects; they include the National Strategy for Disaster Prevention, Response and Mitigation to 2020 and the National Strategy and National Plan of Action on Climate Change.

Ulrich Nicklas, the representative of the BMUB, appreciated the traditional cooperation between the ministries of both countries.

Viet Nam is among the priority partners of the International Climate Initiative, and since 2008, 39 bilateral and multilateral projects related to CO2 mitigation, adaptation and absorption, as well as biodiversity preservation have been carried out in the country. Jochem Lange, GIZ chief representative, noted that the agency will use its expertise and international experience to implement the project. — VNS

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