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Hung Yen focuses on climate change fight

Update: December, 11/2015 - 09:43
Measures for adapting to climate change and mitigating the weather's impacts in northern Hung Yen Province were discussed at a workshop in the province last week. — Photo tinmoitruong.vn

HUNG YEN (VNS) — Measures for adapting to climate change and mitigating the weather's impacts in northern Hung Yen Province were discussed at a workshop in the province last week.

The workshop also spread information on climate change and its impact on various sectors and response strategies to climate change and other disaster prevention measures.

Participants agreed that climate change has been altering traditional agriculture in Hung Yen and the Red River Delta at large, gradually reducing the output of subtropical products in the winter crop as short-day plants often suffer from storms and floods.

Experts put forwards many ideas for climate change adaptation and mitigation in industry, energy, agricultural production such as energy conservation in office and administrative buildings, and households, the use of energy-saving materials and the supervision of solid waste dumps and industrial wastewater treatment plants.

They also introduced ideas for agriculture, including the creation of specialised large-scale fields, modern agricultural ecological models, GAP-standard production models, integrated pest management and the use of bio-pesticides.

Hung Yen is one of the provinces in the delta suffering most from extreme climate change, experiencing four storms and two bitter cold spells in 2014, causing severe damage to local agriculture. — VNS

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