World Meteorology Day marked in VN

15:41 | 24/03/2015

VGP – A meeting to mark World Meteorology Day was held in Vinh City, Nghe An province on March 23.

 

Poster of the 2015 World Meteorological Day, themed “Climate Knowledge for Climate Action”

The event was organized by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and city authorities.
 
Themed “Climate Knowledge for Climate Action”, the United Nations day aims to call on all governments and civil organisations to share and apply meteorological knowledge to mitigate climate risks and foster sustainable development.

In his address, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang highlighted Viet Nam’s initiatives to cope with climate change including upgrading coastal infrastructures and implementing green house gas emission and community-based climate change adaptation programs.
 
He also urged the sector to implement practical activities to raise awareness on developing a climate-friendly lifestyle, prevent natural calamities and mitigate their consequences, adapt to climate change, and foster science research and technology application. 

Viet Nam frequently experiences severe and unpredictable natural calamities, including flooding, drought, heavy rains, and landslides. 
 
In recent years, the sector has made significant improvements in expertise and skills as well as upgrading facilities providing more accurate weather forecasts and evaluating climate change effects.
 
To mark the occasion, a tree planting campaign was launched and seminars on meteorological forecasts, disaster risk reduction and the draft Law on Hydro Meteorology were held.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu