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mercredi 31 octobre 2018

New climate change report highlights grave dangers for Vietnam

Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on the potential impacts of a 1.5C rise in global temperatures above pre-industrial averages.

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vendredi 5 octobre 2018

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change

One little girl draws a nightmarish picture of people calling for rescue as they drown in rising water.

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vendredi 21 septembre 2018

In Vietnam and elsewhere, ‘disaster capitalism’ is at play

Nature and the poor are paying the price for profits earned by the rich.

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lundi 20 août 2018

Vietnam typhoon kills 10, three missing

At least 10 people have been killed and three others are missing in northern Vietnam, three days after Typhoon Bebinca made landfall triggering flash floods and landslides.

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mardi 14 août 2018

Typhoon Bebinca forecast to hit northern Vietnam soon

Bebinca, the fourth typhoon to hit Vietnam so far this year, is likely to make landfall in its northern region from Quang Ninh province to Nam Dinh province on Friday morning, according to the country's National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Tuesday.

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lundi 23 juillet 2018

Typhoon Son Tinh kills at least 32 in Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by a typhoon have killed at least 32 people in Vietnam.

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dimanche 22 juillet 2018

Death toll in Vietnam flooding rises to 19

Flash floods in Vietnam have now claimed at least 19 lives, the government said on Sunday (Jul 22), as residents in affected areas sought safety in higher ground.

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mercredi 18 juillet 2018

Rough seas strand thousands on southern Vietnam island

Ships have been ordered not to set sail as the third storm of the year approaches Vietnam, leaving thousands stranded on picturesque Phu Quoc Island.

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mardi 17 avril 2018

Vietnam’s challenges to go with the flow

Vietnam is facing a growing population, increasing pollution, extreme weather events and challenges in implementing effective national policies, Thang Do writes.

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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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