The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the
International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) on August 9 held a
seminar in preparations for the building of a legal framework for the
management of climate change in Vietnam.
took place at the time when climate change continues to exert adverse
impacts on Vietnam ’s economic sectors and natural resources.
Delegates at the event focused their discussions on the country’s
shortage of a fully established legal system regarding climate change.
The ministry proposed the establishment of a
national-scale database for climate change, improvement of legal statute
and enforcement, and completion of legal documents, policies and
mechanisms to enhance international cooperation as well as coordination
between ministries, branches and localities.
Marie Claire Cordonier Segger, head of Economic Growth and Trade for
IDLO, said with an effort to assist countries in coping with climate
change, IDLO has committed to help Vietnam improve legal capacity and
develop technical programmes so as to manage the impact of climate
change and maintain efforts towards sustainable development, preserving
natural resources and establishing a green economy.
The organisation has mapped out law-building measures in a range of
areas such as reducing casualties caused by natural disasters and
ensuring the safety of water sources, thus creating conditions for
Vietnam to ensure environmental interests and access and attract
foreign capital sources for climate change adaptation, the professor
Vietnam is one of the countries hardest hit by
climate change, MONRE Deputy Minister Tran Hong Ha noted, adding that
the country’s sea level is forecast to increase about 30 cm by mid 21 st
century and 75 cm by the end of this century.
that context, the ministry highlighted the need to combine coping
climate change with sustainable development and a low-carbon economy, he