Nguyen Minh Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment announced the National Climate Change Strategy in Vietnam, in a ceremony in Hanoi yesterday.
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The National Climate Change Strategy, approved by the Prime Minister, will enable Vietnam to develop a constructive community-based model that can be replicated effectively and strategically to overcome the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels.
Vietnam is one of the countries particularly vulnerable to climate change and the Mekong Delta is among three deltas in the world that will be the most affected by rising sea levels.
If sea levels rise by one metre, about 39 per cent of the Mekong Delta area, 10 per cent of the Red River Delta area, 2.5 per cent of the coastal provinces, and over 20 per cent of Ho Chi Minh City will be flooded.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will organise an investment conference and call on foreign businesses to invest in infrastructure projects to help reduce the damaging impact of climate change in Vietnam.