Impacts of climate change, renewed climate change adaptation details and rising sea level scenarios are expected to be discussed at the 7th session of the 13 th National Assembly, a high-ranking Vietnamese legislative official has said.

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, made the statement in Hanoi on November 19 at a seminar jointly held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the NA’s Committee on Science, Technology and Environment and the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Nguyen Minh Quang, emphasised the impacts that adaptive measures to climate change will have on the country’s sustainable economic development.

The ministry revealed a report on the implementation of climate change adaptation and the impacts of rising sea level and climate change on Vietnam .

The report forecasts that by the end of the century, sea water levels may rise by one metre – submerging 40 percent of the Mekong Delta, 11 percent of the Red River Delta and 3 percent of coastal provinces./.