Separate actions cannot solve the increasing impacts of climate change, thus Ho Chi Minh City is required to intensify its intersectoral coordination and international cooperation in climate change resilience and mitigation.

Domestic and foreign experts shared this view at a workshop organised by the HCM City Climate Change Steering Board on December 18.

Ly Khanh Tam Thao, Deputy Chief of the Division of General Planning Management under the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture, said the city has been researching the probable impacts of climate change on the area and devising special measures in urban planning.

However, the close collaboration among relevant sides such as authorities, investors, consultancies and residents is necessary to build viable strategies, he noted.

Since 2009, the city has issued and implemented action plans on climate change resilience until 2015, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin said.

It has also joined organisations such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, fostered its collaboration with the Dutch Government in water management and climate change adaptation as well as Japan’s Osaka city in building a low carbon city, he added.

The workshop also heard the opinions of experts on waste treatment, energy, healthcare, transport, water sources and finance.-VNA