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Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Date added: 06/19/2014
Downloads: 8224
Migration, Resettlement and Climate Change in Viet Nam

Reducing exposure and vulnerabilities to climatic extremes and stresses through spontaneous and guided migration

Viet Nam is particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. Many Vietnamese men women and children are very vulnerable and exposed to climatic extremes such as storms and floods and their consequences, such as river bank erosion and landslides. The challenge of climate change is growing and climate change adaptation is now critical in both the short and the long term.

The Vietnamese authorities have several strategies to reduce exposure to climatic extremes and related environmental pressures, including resettlement of households. Many people are also choosing themselves to change their livelihood strategies because local economic and environmental pressures are high, and some pressures are increasing as a result of climatic changes. Migration is one livelihood strategy that is playing an important role in reducing local exposure and vulnerability and increasing economic opportunities.

This paper presents analysis of the importance of resettlement and migration in the context of climate change adaptation, and provides some policy recommendations.

The United Nations believe that lessons about good development practice must be applied to policies and actions that are currently being formulated and implemented to support adaptation to climate change impacts as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.

This discussion paper shows how reforming and strengthening resettlement policies and practices as well as migration related policies and regulations could add up to an important part of a policy framework for climate change adaptation, with a focus on some of the most vulnerable households, men, women and children in Viet Nam.

Vietnam: Typhoon WUTIP - Situation Report No. 3 (as of 9 October 2013)

Date added: 11/26/2013
Downloads: 8263
Vietnam: Typhoon WUTIP - Situation Report No. 3 (as of 9 October 2013)

 

This Situation Report is issued on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Viet Nam. It covers the period from 5 to 9 October 2013. The next situation report will be issued if significant new information is available.

Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

Date added: 03/08/2012
Downloads: 13984
Policy Brief: Gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster

This policy brief will show that climate change and its impacts are not gender neutral and nor are its policies and actions. Due to their gender-defined roles in society and traditional patterns of marginalization, women are amongst those that are likely to carry the heaviest burdens from these changes and benefit less from the policies and programmes that address these.

The policy brief also shows that women should not be seen as ‘victims’. They are also crucial actors in CCA and DRR and their needs and knowledge should be used to inform the design, implementation, and monitoring of climate change and DRR policies.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 14283
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Piloting Participatory Carbon Monitoring

Under REDD+, developing countries like Viet Nam will need to generate evidence of "results-based actions" to receive payments for the reduction of carbon emissions or enhanced removals of carbon. The national Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system holds the key for producing this evidence.

UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Developing a National REDD+ Strategy for Viet Nam

Date added: 09/28/2011
Downloads: 12330
UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme: Developing a National REDD+ Strategy for Viet Nam

The UN-REDD Viet Nam Programme is assisting the Govenment of Viet Nam in the Readiness Phase of REDD+. One of the key activities is the development of a national REDD+ Strategy. A team of international and national consultants have prepared a draft strategy for the national REDD+ Strategy as a basis for further discussions with Government and civil society stakeholders.

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