Category Archives: Extreme weather

Vietnam’s Views on Coping with Climate Change at COP 23

On November 16th in Bönn (Germany), Dr.Vo Tuan Nhan – Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Leader of the Vietnamese Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23) – delivered a speech at the high-level … Continue reading

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Technical Handbook on Design, Construction and Renovation of Typhoon-Resilient Low-Income Housing

Central Vietnam is vulnerable to climate-related hazards such as typhoons and floods and often affected by typhoons that cause extensive damage to housing, especially those of the poor, near-poor, and low-income population. Such damage has been witnessed repeatedly in the … Continue reading

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Disaster-prone Asia vulnerable to rising risks

Asia’s poorest countries have few defenses against natural disasters and will have to get used to living with their enormous human and economic toll, new UN research says. By ALAN BOYD Asia’s poorest countries have few defenses against natural disasters and … Continue reading

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Invisible cities, visible disaster risks

Vietnamese media over the last few weeks has seen abundant coverage of land subsidence issues in the Mekong River Delta (Cuu Long Delta). There follow a series of national and regional events discussing the planning of this river delta in … Continue reading

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