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mercredi 10 janvier 2018

Freezing weather hits northern provinces in Vietnam

People in the northern mountains shivered yesterday as temperature dropped to freezing point – and snow is likely to blanket Sa Pa Township this morning.

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mardi 9 janvier 2018

Climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit.

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mardi 26 décembre 2017

Downgraded typhoon Tembin misses Vietnam

Typhoon Tembin, now downgraded to a tropical depression, has skirted Vietnam and is headed for the Gulf of Thailand.

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dimanche 15 octobre 2017

Death toll in Vietnam flooding, landslides rises to 68

The death toll from landslides and heavy rain triggered by a tropical depression in Vietnam has climbed to 68, with another 34 people missing, officials said Sunday.

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vendredi 13 octobre 2017

Vietnam floods : Death toll rises to 54 as swathes of land washed away

Floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in Vietnam and left another 39 missing since a tropical depression battered the country earlier this week, officials say.

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jeudi 12 octobre 2017

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.

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mercredi 30 août 2017

In Vietnam, poverty and poor development, not just floods, kill the most marginalised

Flooding and landslides in northwest Vietnam have caused widespread devastation since the start of August. The disaster crippled the provinces of Son La, Dien Bien, Yen Bai and Lai Chau, situated within one of the most disadvantaged regions of the country.

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mercredi 8 février 2017

Is Vietnam in for another devastating drought ?

Lessons learned from last year’s disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.

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dimanche 18 décembre 2016

111 people killed, missing due to floods in central Vietnam since October

A total of 111 people have lost their lives or gone missing after falling victim to repeated floods that struck the central part of Vietnam since October.

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lundi 5 décembre 2016

Vietnam floods leave 13 dead, damage agriculture and livestock

Vietnam is prone to floods and storms that kill hundreds of people each year.

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jeudi 1 décembre 2016

Vietnam faces dilemma on forests as climate change threatens coffee crops

Vietnam is the world’s largest producer of Coffea canephora, or Robusta coffee, which is mainly used to make instant coffee and other lower-quality products

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mercredi 26 octobre 2016

Nightmare scenario : Coastal Vietnam faces a watery end

Several coastal areas in Vietnam are likely to be under water and nearly 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be wiped out.

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dimanche 16 octobre 2016

Vietnam braces for typhoon Sarika after deadly flooding

Fifteen dead in Vietnam after days of torrential rain; Typhoon Sarika lashes Philippines, killing at least two

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mercredi 10 août 2016

The worst drought in decades is crushing Vietnam, but there's still hope things will get better later this year

It’s been understood for a while that Vietnam will probably not reach the ambitious growth target it set for itself in 2016.

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mardi 2 août 2016

Việt Nam gears up for storm Nida

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc requested ministries, agencies and localities to prepare for tropical storm Nida, given the likelihood of it hitting northern Việt Nam.

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jeudi 25 février 2016

Vietnam tries new tack in climate-change battle: teach a man to fish

Country is building sea walls to protect deltas from rising waters; rice farmers try switching to shrimp

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dimanche 24 janvier 2016

Snow falls heavily in Sa Pa as cold front hits northern Vietnam

As the biting cold is covering northern provinces this weekend, snow is falling quite heavily in Sa Pa, a resort town in Lao Cai Province, much to tourists’ delight.

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dimanche 3 janvier 2016

Drought forecast to hit central Vietnam this year due to El Niño

Drought will continue to affect the central region of Vietnam, especially the Central Highlands, this year due to the effect of the El Niño weather phenomenon, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

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mercredi 2 décembre 2015

Vietnam commits $1mn contribution to global effort to cope with climate change

Vietnam has pledged to contribute US$1 million to the Green Climate Fund in the 2016-2020 period as part of the country’s effort to join hands with the international community in response to climate change.

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lundi 21 septembre 2015

Vietnam prepares for UN climate change talks in Paris

Vietnam is quickly finishing the Intended National Determined Contributions to participate in the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, set to be held in Paris this December.

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jeudi 13 août 2015

Vietnam ready to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

To cope with the consequences of climate change including high temperatures, rising sea levels, increases in natural disasters, landscape changes and economic damages, Vietnam has joined hands with the international community to protect and develop forests through an initiative to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while fostering conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+).

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mardi 26 août 2014

World Bank to continue help Vietnam tackle climate change

HANOI - Vietnam recognizes the need to coordinate climate action at the highest level and the World Bank (WB) looks forward to continuing to work together with Vietnam to tackle the climate challenge.

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dimanche 17 novembre 2013

Twenty-eight die in Vietnam floods, nine missing

HANOI - Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 28 people since Friday, with nine others missing and nearly 80,000 displaced, state media and government reports said, after a tropical depression dumped heavy rains across central regions of the country.

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vendredi 23 août 2013

Vietnam metro among world’s biggest losers to climate change flooding

Ho Chi Minh City, known as Vietnam's commercial hub, is among the ten most vulnerable cities to climate change flooding, a new study says.

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mardi 23 juillet 2013

Viet Nam failing to combat coastal erosion

HA NOI — Viet Nam lacks a comprehensive strategy to cope with coastal erosion, which is recognised as one of the major consequences of rising sea levels, experts have warned.

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mercredi 2 mai 2012

Vietnam suffers scorching weather, up to 43o C

Many northern and central areas have suffered from a blazing heat wave over the past several days, with temperatures of up to 43o C, and this weather pattern will enter its peak today and tomorrow, said the national weather forecaster.

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mardi 22 juin 2010

Drought adds to Vietnam's power woes

Thunderstorms brought slight relief to parts of northern Vietnam in recent days but not to the Hoa Binh hydropower plant, where water levels hover just above the "dead point" when electricity output is severely restricted.

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samedi 9 janvier 2010

Vietnam's Red River at its lowest level in 108 yrs

Drought has pushed Vietnam's Red River to its lowest level in more than a century, stranding boats and affecting thousands of farmers, Vietnamese officials said Thursday.

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samedi 12 décembre 2009

Vietnam suffers large consequences from extreme weather

Vietnam is one of the four countries hardest hit by extreme weather events from 1990 to 2008, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2010 report, Vietnam news agency reported Wednesday.

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samedi 5 septembre 2009

Vietnam makes active contribution to fight climate change

GENEVA - Vietnam has actively contributed to the international community's efforts to reduce the impact of climate change and protect the climate system, its news agency (VNA) reported.

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