Handling climate change is national strategy
  • | VOV | December 10, 2011 06:50 PM
Vietnam shares responsibility with the international community in implementing measures and initiatives to deal with global climate change.

This was affirmed by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa.

He said Vietnam will also use the event to introduce international friends to the current impacts of climate change in Vietnam as well as its policies and plans for tackling the issue in the future.

Vietnam has issued important legal documents regarding long term plans for coping with climate change, most notably the National Climate Change Strategy approved by the Prime Minister prior to the COP 17.

Deputy Minister Ha said he hopes that through bilateral and multilateral discussions, Vietnam will be able to help boost the progress of some common agreements and commitments, especially those related to the Kyoto Protocol and its second phases.

This year’s conference is a multilateral forum representing the interests of all countries in the world.

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