Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

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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

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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