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Building climate change response capacity in four GMS cities

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(Tinmoitruong.vn) - Vietnam is one of the top-five countries most affected by climate change, which will negatively impact production and the nation’s economy, particularly agricultural production.

Building climate change response capacity in four GMS cities

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The statement was made by Kenneth MacClune, Director of the Mekong-Building Resilience to Climate Change in Asian Cities (M-BRACE) programme, at a seminar to review the M-BRACE programme in Thua Thien-Hue province on October 21-23.

The programme is being implemented in four of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) cities: Hue and Lao Cai in Vietnam and Phuket and Udon Thani in Thailand.

MacClune said results and lessons drawn from the implementation of the project will help local authorities devise future orientations and proper plans to cope with climate change.

Phan Ngoc Tho, Vice Chairman of the Thua Thien-Hue province People’s Committee said Hue is one of four Asian cities that have been chosen to build climate change response capacity in GMS.

Hue City and Thua Thien-Hue province are often hit by severe natural disasters – like floods, droughts, flood tide, salt penetration, and landslides – greatly affecting local people’s living conditions and socio-economic development.

It is essential for the local authorities and people to identify the impact of natural disasters in relationship with climate change in order to devise proper measures to restrain its influence.

The experts from the programme have provided significant assistance for the city and the province in making climate change response plans, Tho said.

Based on obtained results, the province will continue to carry out the second phase of the programme to improve its capacity to deal with climate change, Tho affirmed.

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