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Training courses on climate change/Ecosystem-based adaptation in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh

As part of a capacity building program, a total of 30 technical staff members from provincial ministry departments participated in a training course on integrating Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) into development planning on October 25th-27th and November 15th 17th, 2016.  The courses took place in Quang Bing and Ha Tinh, and were organized by the Center for Information, Consultation and Training under ISPONRE. The training courses are an outcome of the Training of Trainers which was provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in November 2015 with the aim to train trainers who can pass on their knowledge to development practitioners. During the three days of training, the provincial technical staff was provided with background information on climate change, climate change adaptation and its link to development. The participants were also acquainted with totally new concepts such as Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA), and learned how to mainstream EbA into provincial development planning. The training course constituted  a highly useful occasion for technical staff from different provincial agencies and offices to meet and connect in their professional field of work. It also provided participants with a chance to present and share their knowledge and experiences, and to discuss the important issue of climate change adaptation. The course was a fruitful learning experience. All participants were highly motivated and actively participated in the training. “The content is very interesting and useful for my daily work”, said a participant from the sub-department of Natural Resources in Le Thuy commune, Ha Tinh province. After the course, other training institutions will be involved to further develop and multiply similar courses for provincial decision-makers and technical staff in other areas of the provinces.

Workshop on Vulnerability Assessements in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh

On December 20th, 2016, the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) together with the GIZ presented the final results of Vulnerability Assessments in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh province. The study was realised by the International Centre of Environmental Management (ICEM) and a team of national consultants. The workshop was chaired by Dr Nguyen The Chinh, Director General of ISPONRE. Robert Mather, key author of the study, presented the approach and the findings. The methodology focuses on the use of ecosystems to help humans adapt to climate change. The assessments provide in-depth analysis on ecological, economic and social factors, identify exposure and sensitivity to climate hazards, and analyse adaptive capacities to eventually present a list of the most vulnerable socio-ecological systems in the two provinces. The information will help decision-makers to have more insights into and better understand the risks resulting from changing climate. Preliminary findings have already been integrated into the provincial Climate Change Response Action Plans (2016-2020). The study also provides extensive information on three selected socio-ecological systems at village level, showing what should be done to better adapt to the challenges of a changing climate and to improve people’s resilience against the phenomenon. To download Robert Mather's presentation, please click here To download the presentation on VA in Ha Tinh, please click here To download the presentation on VA in Quang Binh, please click here Useful links The vulnerability assessment was conducted as part of ISPONRE's and GIZ's joint project 'Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Vietnam'. If you want to learn more about vulnerability assessments, click here. GIZ | Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit ISPONRE | Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources ICEM | International Centre for Environmental Management

Operational Framework for EbA

ISPONRE decides to update the operational framework for ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. The paper is a policy supporting document and was developed by ISPONRE and WWF. The update will integrate experiences and results from the GIZ project "Strategic Mainstreaming of Ecosystem-based Adaptation." The GIZ project team will support ISPONRE adding more detailed information about vulnerability assessments related to EbA and Monitoring and Evaluation of project implementation. The new framework will be available by end of the 1st quarter 2017.

Vulnerability Assessments in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh

In Ha Tinh and Quang Binh province GIZ and ISPONRE contracted ICEM Asia and national consultants to run comprehensive vulnerability assessments (VA). The methodology of the VA was adapted to provide in depth information about climate change, its impacts on society, economy and ecology. The Departments of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) of the two provinces provided important data and are approving the findings of the assessment. Key findings show the high vulnerability of the two provinces, identify socio-ecological systems (SES) in the two provinces which are threatened most and give recommendations about ecosystem-based adaptation possibilities. On 20 December 2016 the results will be presented in a workshop organised by ISPONRE and GIZ  in Hanoi to experts and representatives of the civil society. Please send us your request, if you want to get more information

MONRE: High Level Meeting on Climate Change

On October 25, 2016, a high level meeting on climate change was successfully held in Hanoi. The goal of the meeting was to define more concrete steps on the implementation of the Paris Agreement in Viet Nam. Viet Nam’s National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNEP) jointly organized the event. […]