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Submitted by unname1 on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 09:08
Vietnam expects to receive support from the international community in the fight against climate change.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung emphasized this while receiving Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra K. Pachauri in Hanoi on August 17.

Mr Dung said that Vietnam is willing to cooperate with the IPCC and hopes that the panel will back its participation in IPCC’s studies on climate change so that the country can update research outcomes of other countries, as well as share its experience in coping with climate change with the international community.

As one of the nations that will be seriously affected by climate change, rising sea levels and natural disasters, Vietnam has set a target of sustainable development in combination with effectively coping with climate change and disasters.

Coping with climate change is not only good for Vietnam but also contributes to global efforts regarding the issue, he said, adding that the Vietnamese government has put forth a national target program and implementation strategy on coping with climate change along with the necessary legal framework.

The IPCC Chairman highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to fight climate change by taking reasonable measures and issuing synchronous legal documents.

The IPCC will work closely with Vietnam in the field, the official confirmed, recommending the country to strengthen investment in early warning systems and policy making regarding agriculture and urban planning.