Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts

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Today at only 1.1 degrees of warming globally, crops and livestock across the region are being hit and hunger is rising, with poor small scale women farmers, living in rural areas suffering the most.

The UN released an alarming report on climate change just two days before Hurricane Michael battered the coast of Florida.

Addressing the dialogue, Deputy Minister of MONRE Le Cong Thanh said that as one of the countries heavily impacted by climate change, Vietnam has actively implemented global commitments and made efforts to cope with climate change.

This is the first report to come under the 2015 Paris Agreement, where 195 nations vowed to keep the average global temperature no more than a 2.0 degree Celsius increase (or 3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

As the threats and dangers continue to make themselves known, we will continue our coverage of global climate change.

The meeting attended by the bloc's Environment Ministers was organised to work on adopting a uniform climate policy ahead of the upcoming COP24 summit in Poland.

Trouble in Canberra is afternoon as a presser to deny climate change was cancelled due to an unexpected change in the weather.

. He said he'll certainly consider what the IPCC report has to say.

"The global community must emerge with critically important implementation guidelines for operationalizing the Paris Agreement", he said, adding that all countries now needed to "heed the counsel of the world's top scientists: raise ambition, rapidly strengthen their national climate action plans, and urgently accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement".

By 2100, the likelihood of the Arctic Ocean being without sea ice in the summer would be once per century with global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared with at least once per decade with 2 degrees Celsius.

Droughts and food shortages will likely increase as well, leading to conflicts and heightened levels of terrorism.

Earlier on Monday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an worldwide body assessing the science related to climate change, noted in its report the crucial need of a "rapid and far-reaching" changes in all aspects of the entire world to fight against global warming.

Wiesen also congratulated Vietnam on pioneering the update of its NDC through a dynamic and participatory process, where all ministries have taken an active role in defining their targets and identifying their priorities and actions.

He recommended that Vietnam shift into a low-carbon economy, with a focus on the development of renewable energies. Energy efficiency measures can remove some 67 million tonnes of CO2e in year 2035 and deliver additional environmental benefits, she added. Coal is also Australia's largest export, according to McCormack.

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