Hanoi (VNA) – Prevention and control of natural disasters should be integrated into socio-economic development plans, especially in localities, experts said at a workshop on Dec. 3.
The workshop was jointly organized by the Center for Sustainable Community Development (SCODE) and the Vietnamese Association for the Conservation of Nature and the Environment (VACNE).
It considered a circular replacing the circular n Â° 05/2016-TT-KHDT on the integration of the fight against natural disasters and climate change in socio-economic development plans.
Delegates took note of Vietnam’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050 presented at the 26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, last month.
The engagement demonstrates Vietnam’s tremendous efforts to work with the international community in the response to climate change, they said.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published on November 19, 2021 a document relating to the consultation of draft circular n Â° 05/2016-TT-KHDT.
Delegates also discussed the draft framework on integrating the national response to disasters and climate change into communal socio-economic development plans.
Dr Nguyen Van Liem, expert in climate change, said mainstreaming should go through different stages, including assessment, ratification, implementation, supervision and adjustment.
He also suggested maximizing the resources of organizations and businesses in this regard. /.