Vietnam has been working to fine-tune support programmes to respond to climate change ( SPRCC ) from 2016-2020 in order to effectively respond to climate change.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) Tran Hong Ha made the remark during a meeting to review the results of SPRCC in 2014, update the policy framework for 2015 and outline orientations for 2016-2020.

Ha appreciated the assistance of international partners in assisting Vietnam to implement climate change projects and programmes and confirmed that the SPRCC has yielded positive results, including connecting ministries and sectors.

Pham Van Tan, Vice Head of the Vietnam National Hydrometeorology Department under the MoNRE, said the working team has organised meetings to discuss the direction of the SPRCC policy framework from 2016-2020 and the SPRCC policy framework for 2016.

The SPRCC policy framework for 2016-2020 prioritises reducing greenhouse gas emissions; creating green cities adaptable to climate change; actively responding to disasters and climate observations; water resource management; and protecting and developing sustainable forests.

It also focuses on community responses to the outcomes of climate change; smart agriculture; strengthening dam safety; coordinating and formulating plans in response to climate change in the Mekong Delta region; incorporating and boosting international cooperation; and improving the nation’s role in addressing climate change.

Participants at the meeting agreed that further content discussion is needed as well as more clarification on achievements and uncompleted tasks.-VNA