Authorities and scientists gathered at a workshop in Hanoi on May 18 to launch a project on enhancing the accuracy of climate anticipation.

The two day event is co-organised by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

The project, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to provide data for developing a climate change and rising sea level scenario in Vietnam in 2015, Deputy Director of the Institute Huynh Thi Lan Huong said.

It will serve as a reference for evaluating research on climate change, contributing to a more detailed and accurate climate change scenario for Vietnam, she added.

Participants discussed other expected outcomes of the projects including the most updated climate change anticipation using the dynamic meteorology method, and approaches to develop a climate change scenario in Vietnam.

A climate change scenario was developed and updated in 2009 and 2012, respectively, laying a foundation for relevant bodies to evaluate the possible impacts of climate change and use the findings to develop and implement effective action plans, according to Huong.-VNA