The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has raised over 1.2 billion USD from the international community for efforts to cope with climate change.

The ministry said the funding is scheduled to focus on a national programme on adaptation to and mitigation of the impact of climate change and a programme on water resources management and addressing climate change and rising sea tides in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta as a whole.

Cooperation in human resources development, research and production for the water industry and reduction in greenhouse gas emission through deforestation and forest degradation control, sustainable forestry and forest carbon storage are other priorities for the use of the fund, said the ministry.

Local administrations have so far proposed 552 projects with a total cost of 3.6 billion USD for the fight against climate change./.