International conference “Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Promoting Linkages and Synergies”

To address these gaps and to promote the discussion in the Vietnamese context, the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) under the NGO Resource Centre, currently chaired by Oxfam in Vietnam, organized an international conference  “Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Promoting Linkages and Synergies” on 21st Sep 2016. The conference took place under the auspices of the Moroccan Embassy, with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Vietnam.  As an official Pre-COP event in the run up to this year’s UNFCCC conference of parties (COP) to be held from November 7th to 18th 2016 in Marrakech, the event focused on making Vietnam and its vulnerable people stronger in the face of climate change, as well as supporting the Vietnamese government to achieve an effective and inclusive climate change response. 

The conference is expected to explore how improved linkage and synergies between adaption and mitigation can contribute to making not only Vietnam but also many countries more resilient in the face of climate change. It will host presentations on the mitigation – adaptation nexus by Vietnamese government experts, experts from Morocco, IPCC scientist and from the perspective of vulnerable groups. The afternoon will be dedicated to discussing how to promote the mitigation – adaptation nexus in specific topics related to climate change response measures such as linking adaptation and mitigation regarding to Paris Agreement/INDC implementation for Vietnam, urban resilience, rural development, agriculture and forestry, energy field and climate finance.

Please refer this link below for Presentations at Conference:

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