Documents Awareness - Knowledge

Mekong Delta promotes ecosystem-based climate change adaptation

29 May 2014 | 08:10:42 AM

A project on enhancing ecosystem-based climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta region was discussed by Vietnamese and foreign scientists at a workshop held in Can Tho city on May 27.

The event was jointly organised by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

Aided by German’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, the 2014-2018 project aims to improve the region’s resistance to climate change through restoring flood prevention and regulation ability in Dong Thap Muoi and Long Xuyen Quadrangle areas.

Under the project, functioning ecosystems in coastal areas can provide helpful services to support farm production and aquaculture activities in salt water zones, as well as help locals to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

Participants agreed that it is necessary to seek flexible policies and measures for coastal areas to create biodiversity for coastal ecosystems, thus contributing to producing much livelihood value for the local community.

They said regional localities should change their modes of production and replace rice with other plants in order to help balance the ecosystem and ease negative impact on nature.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the Steering Committee, expressed his belief that the project will help bring stability and sustainable development to the region, as well as contribute to coping with the increasingly complex climate change situation in Vietnam.

Source: VNA

Views: 2664

Other news

Why is climate communication so hard?

(11/06/2014 08:13:AM )

ASEAN tourism sector commits to fighting climate challenge

(09/06/2014 08:56:AM )

The claim of a 97% consensus on global warming does not stand up

(07/06/2014 08:08:AM )

Climate change starts to take its toll on Mekong Delta region

(03/06/2014 07:58:AM )

Americans care deeply about 'global warming' – but not 'climate change'

(28/05/2014 08:19:AM )

Future of Vietnam’s rice production threatened by climate change

(23/05/2014 05:40:PM )

How green spaces could stop cities from overheating

(23/05/2014 01:40:PM )

'Climategate' had only fleeting effect on global warming scepticism

(21/05/2014 12:10:PM )

Climate change is upon us and we must act

(19/05/2014 09:10:AM )


Environmental Sustainability - we have choices

See more


The first Green Cypress to be recognized...

(VACNE) – These are 2 green cypress trees more than 300 years old...

See more
Some pictures of the ceremony to recognize...

(VACNE) – N(VACNE) – Authorities, mass...

See more
ADB finances climate resilience infrastructure...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million financing...

See more
US support Vietnam strengthen wildlife protection

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and...

See more