12 Jan '12, 7am

Vietnam knuckles down on climate change: Dung said response to climate change and sea level rise was a matter of...

Vietnam knuckles down on climate change: Dung said response to climate change and sea level rise was a matter of...

The Vietnam News/Asia News Network Thursday, Jan 12, 2012 HA NOI - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday chaired the first working session of the National Committee on Climate Change, two days after its official establishment. Dung said response to climate change and sea level rise was a matter of life or death to the nation's sustainable development, and that Viet Nam had to start taking drastic measures right away or it would be too late. He said it was not until now that Viet Nam realised the vital importance of responding to climate change. Since 2008, Viet Nam has constructed a National Target Programme to respond to climate change. However, the efficiency has been low due to limited resources and weak co-operation between relevant stakeholders. The National Committee on Climate Change hopes to help address this. One of the committee's tasks is to advise and consul...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1S...

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