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Vietnam Hosts ASEM Forum on Climate Change

September 16, 2010

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) International Forum on Climate Change opened in Ha Long City, the northern province of Quang Ninh, on September 6, aimed at strengthening international cooperation in response to climate change. The two-day forum, organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), was attended by more than 150 delegates from Australia, Denmark, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and host Vietnam.

Speaking at the forum, MoNRE Deputy Minister Tran Hong Ha emphasized the serious impacts of climate change which are posing real risks for Vietnam's poverty reduction and sustainable development as well as its implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The forum discussed issues on the vulnerability and adaptation to impacts of climate change, opportunities and challenges for low carbon economies and ASEM cooperation as part of global efforts. Participants made recommendations and initiatives for closer ASEM cooperation in dealing with the problem.

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