Climate Change

CCWG Position Paper on Co-Benefits

A win-win situation. A call for better integration of adaptation, mitigation and development for the people in Vietnam most vulnerable to climate change.

In a context of limited resources, but rapidly increasing adaptation and mitigation costs and needs, there is a growing need for more harmonized, cost-effective and efficient measures in the response to climate change. Adaptation interventions that integrate mitigation, have significant socio-economic benefits, and target the most climate-vulnerable, is one of the most optimal and feasible solutions to this challenge.

What is the issue?

CCWG Position Paper on National Adaptation Plan

Addressing the adaptation challenge though civil society participation and a focus on vulnerable groups in the National Adaptation Plan process in Vietnam. 

There is a sobering gap between adaptation needs and the current reality of adaptation. This holds not only with regards to finance, but also with respect to technology, knowledge, and capacity, as recent UN reports reveal. Given that global warming proceeds faster than predicted and that ambitious mitigation actions are not being taken, the need for adaptation will be increasing. This will widen the current adaptation gap even more and it means bad news for countries like Vietnam that are already highly vulnerable to climate change.

Monthly meeting on 26th Jul 2017!

With support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), CCWG invited Mr. Thomas Hirsch, senior expert from Germany to have a full day meeting at Oxfam office. This meeting is a great opportunity for CCWG members to enhance capacity on advocacy strategy on national adaptation plan through international experiences. Moreover, CCWG members had a chance to hear about the impacts and implications of US's decision to withdraw the Paris Agreement. The last session focused on COP23: main topics of discussion and expected outputs of COP23 and the opportunities of CSOs to advocate Gov on adaptation and mitigation.

Please follow the link below for the presentations: 

International conference about National Adaptation Plan!

According to the Plan for Implementation of the Paris Agreement of Vietnam, the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) needs to be completed by 2019. Therefore, on 25th Jul 2017, CCWG organized the International Conference "Formulate and Implement National Adaptation Plan for Vietnam based on Local Adaptation Practices and International Experiences". This event is funded by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as a key donor, Southern Voice project and USAID via Forest and Delta project.

Three specific objectives are:

- Share information from government's side about current NAP process,

- Present how the NAP at regional and international level can be developed and implemented from international speakers,

Monthly meeting on 26th Jul 2017!

With support from Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Vietnam, CCWG organized a full day event on 26th Jul at Oxfam office to hear from an international speaker, Mr. Thomas Hirsh, from Climate Development Advice, Germany. The main purpose is to talk about international experience on advocacy strategy on climate change policy, Conference of Party (COP23) and particularly how the withdraw of US from Paris Agreement effects on CC response at global level. Please see the attachment for your reference. Mr. Thomas is a senior expert who has a lot of experiences to work with UNFCCC about CC policy, COP and other sectors.

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