On 27-29 March, 2017, "Leadership for City-to-City Learning on Adaptation Training Course" jointly organized by Center of Water Management and Climate Change – Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-WACC), Institute for Water Education   UNESSCO-IHE, and Asian Institute of Technology in Vietnam (AIT) started.  The training course is intended for climate professionals from 4 Vietnamese cities, with a history of working together in projects: Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho, Da Nang and Quy Nhon.


Vu Gia – Thu Bon, an inter-provincial river system, is one of nine major river systems in Vietnam. The entire area of Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin from the upstream to the river mouth is 10,350 km2 with 20,22 billion m3 of annual average water volume. The Quang Nam - Da Nang coastal area is the lowest part of Vu Gia - Thu Bon river basin with the length of 225 km and belongs to both Da Nang city (approximately 100 km) and Quang Nam province (approximately 125 km)


On the morning of 2/12/2016, in the framework of the project Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Vietnam by the The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety - The Federal Republic of Germany (BMUB), Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (the Institute) held a workshop on the Paris agreement and Vietnam’s nationally determined contributions (NDC) in Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province. The workshop was aimed at (1) communicating the results of the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22); (2) sharing information on Vietnam’s expected nationally determined contribution and the COP 22’s main contents; (3) creating a forum on climate change negotiation and the Paris Agreement’s impacts on Vietnam; and (4) updating Vietnam’s scenarios of climate change and sea-level rise.



November 24th 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the People’s Committee of Danang city and People’s Committee of Quang Nam province jointly organized a roundtable conference in Hoi An city based on the project Mangrove for the Future (MFF) to discuss over the issue of comprehensive supervision of the Vu Gia – Thu Bon Drainage Basin and the Danang – Quang Nam seashore: An approach “From the upstream to the sea waterfront”.



In the framework of the project "Comprehensive Assessment Aimed at Resilience to Climate Change for Water Resources in Da Nang City" sponsored by Rockefeller Foundation, on 25/10/2016, in Quang Nam province, Da Nang Climate Change Office (CCCO) held first consultation workshop for products in the association and cooperation between Da Nang and Quang Nam in the field of natural resources, environment and climate change. The workshop was co-chaired by Mr. Tran Thanh Ha, Deputy Director of Quang Nam Department of Natural Resources and Environment and Ms. Huynh Thi Lieu Hoa, Deputy Director of Da Nang Department of Natural Resources and Environment and attracted the participation of more than 50 representatives from relevant departments and agencies in the two localities, hydroelectric power plants upstream of the river and irrigation experts.


In the framework of international visit to Vietnam, on the morning of September 6  2016, the president of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande had a meeting with the President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam - Tran Dai Quang. At the meeting, the two leaders discussed the bilateral relationships and other problems within the regions and in the world. They both agreed that the relationship between Vietnam and France is positively developing on many different aspects: politics, national security, collaborative development, trade and investment, environment, climate change resolutions, healthcare, science and technology, training, laws and justice, culture, local partnership and French teaching assistance. The two national leaders asserted their common goal which was to further expand the strategic partnership signed in September 2013 to continue to develop further in all facets. 


The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), in collaboration with the World Bank, organised an awards ceremony in Hanoi on June 14 to honour 19 Vietnamese enterprises with outstanding startup projects in response to climate change. 


In order to improve the capacity to respond to climate change for the sector of tourism, the European Union together with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has conducted the project "Environmentally and socially responsible tourism capacity development programme" (the EU project). In the framework of this project, on April 22 2016, in Hoi An, Project Management Board organized a seminar entitled "Climate Change and Tourism: Risks and Opportunities" to share research results about impacts of climate change on tourism, analysis of risks and opportunities posed by climate change, as well as preparing the foundation to produce the handbook for "Good practices for the sustainable development of Vietnam tourism against climate change in the Central coast region."


(TN&MT) - With this tool, users can learn about energy scenarios, the correlation between these scenarios with the vision for GHG emissions of Vietnam. This is the updated version of "Vietnam 2050 Pathways Calculator".


Đắk Mi hydropower joint stock company has been fined VNĐ810 million (US$36,000), following a recent decision made by inspectors of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE).


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