Published: Sat, October 13, 2018
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Vietnam needs further efforts to mitigate climate change

Vietnam needs further efforts to mitigate climate change

Speaking on the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Minister said, "Our stand is not waiting for any report, all the scientific publications and United Nations reports keep coming but we work because of our commitment to the cause, we do respect the report but not waiting for them to take action".

However, they provide little hope humanity will rise to the challenge. As with previous governments, Morrison's claims renewable energy can't replace baseload coal power.

Global temperatures are now predicted to reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030-2052, he warned.

Despite the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change which has been ratified by most nations - though the USA has withdrawn - some people remain sceptical about the scientific evidence on which the judgments about climate change are based. In a new report, the IPCC said the world's temperatures will likely reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 at the current rate of warming.

He stressed that while time is short, there is still a chance of keeping to 1.5 degrees of warming.

As higher temperatures lead to sea level rise and more extreme rainfall, more and more people around the globe are experiencing catastrophic floods.

Countries should now strive to keep the Earth's temperature rise to only 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) instead of the 2°C target agreed to at the Paris Agreement talks in 2015, urges the United Nations.

The report was reviewed by competent parties in the Republic of Korea on October 8, he said.

She emphasized that the high-level dialogue is a unique and strategic opportunity to discuss opportunities to increase ambition and expedite transformation to achieve the Paris Agreement objective and Vietnam's climate change targets, in order to keep the impacts of climate change within manageable levels. Since the mid-1800s the climate has already warmed by 1C.

With that in mind, the report calls for huge changes in land, energy, industry, buildings, and transportation-use and across cities everywhere.

But the report warns that "the effectiveness of such techniques are unproven at large scale and some may carry significant risks for sustainable development". According to the Califonia Coastal Commission in a report released prior to the IPCC announcement, the area around the Venice Canals may see flooding within the next 25 to 50 years. The dialogue will be a part of the next UNFCCC conference of States parties, known by the shorthand COP 24, which will meet in Katowice, Poland, this December.

He reiterated his strong commitment to the ASEAN-UN Action Plan on Environment and Climate Change; a roadmap containing several measures to improve collaboration between the two organizations, and work towards implementing the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, described by the UN as a "blueprint to transform the world".

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