VN hopes for assistance in climate change fight
Dung also said that Viet Nam is willing to cooperate with the IPCC and hopes that the panel will back Viet Nam’s participation in IPCC’s studies on climate change so that the country can update research outcomes of other countries, as well as share its experience in coping with climate change with the international community.
The Government leader told his guest that Viet Nam will be seriously affected by climate change, rising sea levels and natural disasters. As a result, the country has set a target of sustainable development in combination with effectively coping with climate change and disasters.
Coping with climate change is not only good for Viet Nam but also contributes to global efforts regarding the issue, Dung said. In that spirit, the Vietnamese government has put forth a national programme target and implementation strategy on coping with climate change along with the necessary legal framework.
The IPCC Chairman said Viet Nam, highly vunerable to the affects of climate change, has taken reasonable measures and issued synchronous legal documents, affirming the country’s strong political determination in the fight against climate change.
The IPCC will work closely with Viet Nam in the field, the official confirmed, recommending the country to strengthen investment in early warning systems and policy making regarding agriculture and urban planning.