Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
When Trin Gim first started her biogas digester business, she raised many eyebrows. In the little district of Ung Hoa, located south of Viet Nam’s capital, Hanoi, villagers were not accustomed to seeing a woman take the reins of a business. But eight years later, Trin Gim has achieved not only financial success, but has played a role in a larger fight in Viet Nam against the devastating impacts of climate change.
The country finds itself increasingly on the disaster front line as storms become more erratic and intense
By Yen Duong Journalist based in Vietnam
The floods came early this year in Tua Sin Chai, a remote village in Vietnam’s northern highlands. In June, heavy rainfall unleashed landslides that tumbled through this hillside village, killing a family of four.
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UN CHEMIN: NON PAS LE PLUS COURT, MAIS LE PLUS DURABLE
Récemment, le directeur d’une organisation caritative suisse m’a envoyé un livre au titre résolument provocateur: Früher war alles schlechter («Autrefois, tout était pire»). Quelques semaines plus tôt, lors d’un trajet en train dans le nord de l’Inde, nous avions médité sur l’état du monde. Pour l’humanité dans son ensemble, notre «bilan intermédiaire» était positif. Par cet ouvrage, mon compagnon de voyage voulait certainement me dire que nous n’étions pas seuls devant ce constat.
21 August 2018, Siem Reap – While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached, governments need to adopt new approaches that are people-centred and empower and equip local governments to take innovative action.
These were among the key takeaways from ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Realizing Poverty Eradication, held this week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. Secretary of State, and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN met in Singapore for the Eleventh Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Ministerial Meeting.
The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as the “Development Partners”); and Mekong River Commission (MRC), collectively referred to as “the Participants,”
In the spirit of promoting continued cooperation to support inclusive and sustainable development among the Lower Mekong Countries;
Heatwaves are a critical public health problem. There will be an increase in the frequency and severity of heatwaves under changing climate. However, evidence about the impacts of climate change on heatwave-related mortality at a global scale is limited.
Methods and findings
The last several years have been exciting and eventful for UNDP, as the organization repositions itself to meet the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the demands of UN Member States to reform the UN development system. Both are about significant changes aimed at a new course for development, one that supports people and the planet, and that meets the challenges and opportunities of our complex, rapidly changing world.
Jul 5, 2018 by Renz Louie Celeridad (World Agroforestry Centre)
Farmer-to-farmer communication might be the best way to scale climate-smart agriculture.
The Mekong Delta is the largest agricultural production center in the country, contributing 50% of rice, 65% of seafood and 70% of fruit. The richness and development of the Mekong Delta and the Mekong River is facing tremendous challenges from the threat of climate change.
The People's Committee of Quang Ngai province has just approved Decision No. 490/QD-UBND approving the project "Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Quang Ngai province" funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
This publication showcases some of the indigenous and research-derived climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices (CSA T&P) developed and tested in My Loi Climate-Smart Village in Vietnam. Prepared by the World Agroforestry Centre Vietnam, four CSA T&Ps were identified for scaling, such as: orange-based agroforestry system, black pepper home garden, acacia-based agroforestry system, and vermiculture.
Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.
Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan
by Eisen Bernardo (CCAFS Southeast Asia)
To provide better solutions, various dimensions of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) preparedness and response in agriculture of five East Asian countries were evaluated.
HÀ NỘI — Climate change is damaging production and livestock in the country’s northeast provinces, raising the risks that the poverty rate there could increase in the next few years, according to a new study by scientists of the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences.
The study showed that climate change has been causing extreme weather phenomena, including thunderstorms, torrential rain, hail, prolonged heat waves and cold weather, flashfloods and landslides in the provinces for years.
The Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently worked with the leaders of six Northwest mountainous provinces including Lao Cai, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Son La on the project “Rural development in natural disasters adaptation”.
A French Development Agency (AFD) delegation led by Fabrice Richy, director of AFD in Viet Nam, had a working meeting with the leaders of four provinces Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ninh Binh and Ha Tinh where are implementing Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project to Reduce Impact of Climate Change.
The Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project aims to mitigate climate change impacts in four provinces with a total investment of over 157 million euro, of which AFD has contributed nearly 128 million euro, and the rest has been contributed by Vietnam's counterpart fund. .
In the afternoon of May 7, Minister Tran Hong Ha met and worked with Professor Gael Giraud - Executive Director of the Research and Knowledge Directorate of the French Development Agency(AFD) on the construction of Models and scenarios of the impact of climate change on Vietnam's socio-economic development, especially in the Mekong Delta, and adaptation measures.