Environment, Climate Change & Disasters

  • Over the years, Vietnam has suffered from many types of natural disasters, causing great losses in terms of people, assets, infrastructure, adverse impacts on the living environment, production and business of people. Although, Vietnam has made good progress in disaster response that helps the country to reduce impacts of disasters on its people, there remained limitations in terms of disaster recovery. In fact, disaster recovery has not received sufficient attention from key actors, showing limits in recovery assignments.

  • The “Typhoon Damrey Housing Rehabilitation and Recovery’ project helps rebuild 300 houses completely destroyed or heavily damaged by typhoon Damrey in 3 provinces of Quang Nam, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa. The new houses will use the typhoon resilient house designs which have been approved by the Ministry of Construction.

  • Typhoon Damrey made landfall on 4 November 2017, causing flooding in 15 provinces of Central Viet Nam and creating acute food security, water and sanitation, shelter and livelihood needs. More than 4.3 million people were affected in the peaks of the floods, with more than 400,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance from national and international partners.

  • The project aims to increase the awareness of the children in schools for Tsunami/disaster preparedness and be the agent of change in their community disaster preparedness activities/plans.

  • The project objective is the continued reduction of environmental and health risks through POPs and harmful chemicals release reduction achieved by provision of an integrated institutional and regulatory framework covering management and reporting of POPs and harmful chemicals within a national sound chemicals management framework and targeted development of POPs contaminated sites management capacity that builds on experience from GEF-4 projects and specifically built a management plan at provincial level to assess risk and implement release reduction measures at all the POPs contaminated sites in two provinces.

  • The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions by displacing the use of fossil fuels and the usage of good quality soil for brick making through the increased production, sale and utilization of non-fired bricks (NFBs) in Viet Nam.

  • In line with recommendations from the UNFCCC 16th COP held in Cancun in 2011 that REDD+ activities be implemented in phases, this UN-REDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme (“Programme”) is broadly equivalent to the Cancun second phase, in which countries are to focus on “the implementation of national policies and measures and national strategies or action plans that could involve further capacity-building, technology development and transfer and results-based demonstration activities”. The estimated implementation period of the Programme is three years from early 2013 (or as soon as preparation for implementation is completed.)

  • The specific project objective is to strengthen the capacity of policy makers and stakeholders in the industry sector to reduce GHG emissions, enhance climate resilience and exploit associated green trade opportunities. The project will address this by removing barriers that are restricting industrial enterprises in Viet Nam to adopt technologies, industrial processes, business and trade practices to improve resource efficiency, which results in reduced GHG emissions, enhanced resilience to climate change impacts and improved productivity and competitiveness in national and international markets. The project will begin by identifying the policy and market barriers to more resource efficient – or more sustainable – industrial production through analysis of the entire value chain associated with selected industrial products, as well as the operation of the industrial process. On the basis of this analysis, and an assessment of international best practice, the project will demonstrate the practical steps policy makers can take to improve the incentives for industry to invest in sustainable industrial production. It will also highlight the opportunities that exist for business to invest in sustainable industrial production, including industrial enterprises, as well as financial institutions and consulting firms providing a service to industry.

  • The project aims to address increasing climate risks to critical infrastructure assets in Northern Provinces of Vietnam that are particularly exposed to climate change related disasters.

  • Rapid economic growth in Viet Nam over a sustained period has seen demand for energy begin to exceed supply. If left unchecked, this could put a brake on the steady growth of the economy and threaten the continual gains towards poverty reduction this has brought Viet Nam.

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