Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

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Addressing climate change in Viet Nam- efforts and expectations

The publication provides an updated view of Viet Nam's efforts, priorities and expectations in international climate change negotiations. Climate change related policies and strategies as well as influential climate change research are referenced. The Publication has been be shared at the 17thmore

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Bringing the MDGs Closer to the People

Bringing the MDGs Closer to the People provides a preliminary assessment of how  Vietnamese people, the vast majority living in rural areas, are faring with respect to the range of social indicators that comprise the MDGs. Viet Nam’s commitment to the global goals of the MDGs will bemore

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Brochure: UNDP Viet Nam working for growth with equity

Viet Nam has seen great progress in economic and social development, yet increasing disparities are emerging. In this phase of Viet Nam's development – rapid international integration, ever-increasing GDP and a goal to reach middle income status by 2010 – the priority is to ensure that this growthmore

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Brochure: UNDP in Viet Nam

During the last 15 years Viet Nam has witnessed rapid economic growth and a sharp reduction in poverty. By 2010, Viet Nam aims to become a middle income country. Yet growth is not evenly distributed and disparities are emerging. more

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Compendium of Environmental Projects in Viet Nam 2003

Viet Nam is experiencing rapid economic growth. At the same time, the country’s population grows and its population migrates increasingly from rural to urban areas. Taken together these factors exert enormous pressures over on the quality of the environment and natural resource base of the entiremore

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Country programme action plan

UNDP’s Country Programme Document (CPD) and the Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) provide a framework for cooperation between the Government of Viet Nam and UNDP over the next five years and support the country’s efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The two documents,more

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Fact Sheet on Social Services for Human Development - Viet Nam Human Development Report 2011

The Human Development Indexes In order to measure development progress in a way that does not rely on income or GDP growth alone, successive Human Development Report (HDRs) have introduced indexes which aggregate different indicators of human development. Three key indexes which are used as themore

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Fossil fuel fiscal policies and greenhouse gas emissions in Viet Nam

Subsidies and taxes in Viet Nam’s energy sector, and their effects on economic development and income distribution in the context of responding to climate change Viet Nam is capping electricity and fossil fuel prices, which amounts to very substantial indirect government subsidies to energymore

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Legalizing a greener future

With this paper we hope to encourage discussion among policy makers, experts and also the wider public. Importantly, the National Assembly will vote on the amended Law on Environmental Protection (LEP) at its 7th meeting in June 2014. This is an important moment for Viet Nam in restructuring themore

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Localizing MDGs for Poverty Reduction in Viet Nam: Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

This series of papers on the Viet Nam Development Goals (VDGs) reflects a collective effort by the Poverty Task Force to propose a set of goals and intermediate indicators, which represent both the core developmental vision of Viet Nam as well as the Government’s efforts to meetmore

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Localizing MDGs for Poverty Reduction in Viet Nam: Promoting Ethnic Minority Development

This series of papers on the Viet Nam Development Goals (VDGs) reflects a collective effort by the Poverty Task Force to propose a set of goals and intermediate indicators, which represent both the core developmental vision of Viet Nam as well as the Government’s efforts to meetmore

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Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Reducing exposure and vulnerabilities to climatic extremes and stresses through spontaneous and guided migration This policy discussion paper explores the linkages between climatic changes, migration and resettlement in Viet Nam, and relevant policies. It aims to outline the main lessons onmore

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National report at the UN conference on sustainable development

National report at the UN conference on sustainable development (RIO+20) 20 years’ implementation of sustainable development, especially nearly 10 years’ implementation of the Strategic Orientation for Sustainable Development, has seen Viet Nam taking advantage of good opportunities, overcomingmore

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One planet to share: Sustaining human progress in a changing climate

Asia-Pacific not only has many of the world’s most climate-exposed territories, it is also home to millions of the most vulnerable people. The unprecedented pace and scale of human activities have been transforming the natural environment and contributing to climate change. Emissions cross borders,more

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Policy Brief: Building Viet Nam's Protected Area System

Viet Nam is at a critical stage in the establishment of its protected areas system. Much has been achieved over the past two decades and there is greater understanding about the fundamental role national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas play in national and local development.more

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Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from thesemore

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Proceedings of Integrated Conservation and Development Projects

These proceedings attempt to capture the dynamism of the workshop and to provide an overview of the conference. All the presentations delivered at the Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDP) Lessons Learned Workshop are contained herein, as is a list of workshop invitees. Wemore

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Recognise the strength of women and girls in reducing disaster risks!

Stories from Viet Nam This book stresses the potential and strength of an often untapped or unrecognized resource: women and girls in Viet Nam. Not only do they comprise almost half of the country’s population, they also play crucially important roles in the household, in the rural and urbanmore

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Some good sustainable development practices

Report at the UN Conference on sustainable development (RIO+20) This report aims to bring together and assess some of good sustainable development practices implemented in Viet Nam recently, and to draw out lessons and make recommendations for further implementation of these models andmore

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Study on the policy climate and legal framework for state-civil society relations

This study analyses the policy climate and the legal framework for state-civil society relations in the Philippines, India, China and Russia, and the factors that shape the current conditions and future prospects for civil society development in these countries. The study shows that the dynamics,more

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Sustainable Energy for All Factsheet

Rapid economic growth and industrial expansion based on low cost energy has led to intensive use of energy and other resources in Viet Nam. A development path with high resource intensity exposes the economy to significant risks in an increasingly resource constrained global economy, and producesmore

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Technical guidance for integrating climate change into development plans

Climate change is a global issue, which receives the attention of all classes in society, from the highest leaders to the local people in all countries and regions in the world. The results from scientific research in the world and in Vietnam has shown that climate change is imposing greatermore

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Technical guidance for the assessment of climate change impacts and the identification of adaptation measures

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges to Vietnam in achieving sustainable development, hunger eradication and poverty reduction. Particularly, the Mekong River Delta is the region which is most vulnerable to sea level rise. However, climate change is new not only for Vietnam but also formore

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The global assessment report for disaster risk reduction 2011

The following fact sheet provides additional information to the GAR11 by highlighting some of the main findings of the Report together with some relevant facts about Viet Nam. It also briefly describes how UNDP Viet Nam has supported the Government of Viet Nam on various components of Disaster Riskmore

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Training material: Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

Due to its location in the tropical monsoon area of South East Asia and also to its geography and topography, Viet Nam is one of the most hazard-prone areas in the Asia-Pacific Region, susceptible to almost every type of hazard - among which hydro-meteorological hazards are the most common. Ofmore

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UNDP joins efforts to support Viet Nam to remediate dioxin contaminated hotspots

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will work with Office 33 in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Ministry of Defense and local authorities on a new project entitled “Capacity Building and Completion of the Overall National Plan for Environmentalmore

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United Nations Common Country Assessment for Viet Nam

This Common Country Assessment (CCA) presents the United Nations agencies’ shared analysis ofViet Nam’s recent development achievements and remaining challenges over the medium-term. The document is the product of an extensive consultation process within the United Nations system and with themore

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OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE & DISASTERS

Viet Nam, a natural disaster prone country particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, faces new challenges as it continues its development journey. A growing population, increased urbanization and rapid economic development are posing great pressures on natural resources and the environment, while economic growth patterns and technologies are not energy efficient, leading to rising greenhouse gas emissions. Together, these high impact issues have collided to threaten the country’s sustainable development. UNDP has been quick to help Viet Nam identify and respond to these challenges in an agile and sustainable manner. The ONE Plan 2012-2016, under which UNDP operates, sets targets to support the Government in the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements to achieve Millennium Development Goals and Viet Nam’s development targets.

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