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Friday, August 19, 2022

National plan on adaptation to climate change approved

Updated: 07:07’ - 10/08/2020
Requirements on adaptation to climate change will be integrated into the nation’s strategies and master plans, according to the national plan on adaption to climate change during 2021-30, with a vision toward 2050.

Under Prime Minister Decision 1055/QD-TTg dated July 20, the plan is aimed to minimize vulnerability and risk of climate change impacts by strengthening adaptability of the community, economic sectors and ecosystems.

It also sets forth tasks and puts forward solutions for achieving the above-said targets, which are divided into three phases.

Specifically, during its first phase of 2021-25, the plan will focus on improving mechanisms and policies on climate change adaptation, preparing legal grounds and technical foundations for integration of climate change adaptation into policies, strategies and master plans, and performing prioritized tasks and implementing solutions to adapt to climate change and mitigate damage caused by natural disasters, and changing weather patterns.

For the 2026-30 period, greater efforts will be made to further enhance the state management of climate change and raise adaptability of economic sectors, the community and ecosystems to complicated developments of weather and climate.

Actions to mitigate climate change-related risks while boosting socio-economic development will also be intensified in this period.

Between 2030 and 2050, based on results achieved in the previous phases, the plan will concentrate on improving adaptive ability of people, infrastructure facilities and ecosystems to quality of people’s lives and ensure sufficient provision of food, energy and water, gender equality, social welfare and public health care, and sustainable national development amidst climate change and natural disasters.- (VLLF)

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