Vietnam will need about US$400 billion from now to 2040 to effectively respond to climate change, according to the Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The rainy season has arrived earlier than usual in the south and Central Highlands, with higher amounts of rain and stronger winds that resulted in more floods.
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Water levels at all hydroelectric reservoirs across Vietnam have now climbed above the threshold for safe electricity generation thanks to rains.
Downpours, whirlwinds, and hail damaged and tore the roofs of over 1,000 houses in northern and central Vietnam on Monday, leaving one person in north-central Quang Binh Province and another in neighboring Quang Tri Province missing along with one in Quang Tri…
Vietnam’s northern and central provinces have been told to prepare for super typhoon Noru, which is heading in a northwest direction with wind speeds of up to 183km per hour.
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The confluence of climate change, civil society and coal-fired plants places Vietnam’s power system at an inflection point.
The cold spell that has hit northern Vietnam since last week has killed 1,000 buffaloes, cows and goats in some mountain provinces.
In his speech at 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced that the country would aim for a net-zero emission target by 2050. With this move, Vietnam…
A woman in the central province of Quang Nam spent an afternoon to access storm damage support, only to receive VND2,000 (9 US cents).
Country says it can no longer be ‘rice first’ as it urges farmers in Mekong Delta to change planting techniques or consider alternatives.
In the Mekong Delta, a million hectares of land is regularly affected by flooding due to ocean tides.
At least 50 million people in Vietnam will be exposed to the impacts of rising sea levels and more powerful tropical storms and typhoons, among other threats.
Glimpses of salt harvesting life in Hon Khoi.
Rising river salinity is forcing rice farmers to switch to lucrative shrimp but the move threatens fragile mangrove ecosystems.
10-13 storms could form in the East Sea this year, with around half expected to hit mainland Vietnam, meteorologists warned.
Vietnam’s response to the pandemic is widely viewed as among the most effective in the world. Its ruling Communist Party is set to hold a congress that will select new leadership and shape policy for the next five years.
Many Vietnamese have been drawn to the northern highlands, including Sa Pa, as thick white snow blanketed the region.
Climate change increases the risk to hard-hit central provinces, but few want to leave the only home they know.
Ho Chi Minh City has been blanketed by smog over the past days as unseasonal rain resulted in an increase in humidity, causing pollutants to remain longer in the atmosphere, a weather pundit said.
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery.
HCMC will see river tides rise to 1.74 – 1.76 meters on Monday, the highest levels this year, and flood many low-lying areas, the weather office has warned.
Provinces plan to evacuate 468,000 people in preparation for the 13th storm due to hit the Southeast Asian country this year
The United States has decided to provide Vietnam with an additional aid package worth US$2 million to help the country surmount the damage caused by recent natural disasters, said U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.