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IUCN has a long history in Viet Nam since it supported the government in the preparation of the first National Conservation Strategy in 1984. Since then, IUCN has made significant contributions to biodiversity conservation and environmental protection, particularly through the development of laws and policies.

IUCN Viet Nam focuses its work on the following thematic programmes: Business and Biodiversity, Forest ConservationProtected Area and World Heritage, Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, Water and Wetlands and Environmental Governance.

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Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation: A Literature Review

Studies of climate change vulnerability have been evolving from impact-driven to policy-driven assessments; shifting the focus from estimating expected damages to attempting to reduce them. Impact assessments, exemplified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports, focus primarily on biophysical vulnerability at global and regional scales. …   | Vietnamese

08 Jul 2009 | News story
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An award winner receives accolades for his bright ideas on conserving Viet Nam’s environment

Awards Bring Public into Discussion on the Environment

Every year thousands of Viet Nam’s people take their turn at tackling some of the nation’s most pressing conservation issues, as part of the “Environment and Development” competition sponsored by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and IUCN VN. …   | Vietnamese

01 Jul 2009 | News story
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Volunteers clean up their community to kick off the waste management summer campaign

Waste Management Highlighted in IUCN, Holcim Summer Campaign

Communities are not often encouraged to talk trash, but at the June 5-6 launch ceremonies sponsored by IUCN VN and Holcim Vietnam Ltd. (HVL), that is exactly what they did. …   | Vietnamese

17 Jun 2009 | News story
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MFF projects invest in storm-mitigating mangrove forests, as well as other coastal ecosystems.

Viet Nam Readies for Full Mangroves for the Future Membership

Viet Nam is preparing to enter Mangroves for the Future (MFF) – an IUCN initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems – and at a June 10 meeting, national coastal area experts and decision makers began planning a structure for the program here. …   | Vietnamese

16 Jun 2009 | News story
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World Ocean Conference, a fight to get oceans into the climate change debate

For immediate release: 11 May, 2009

Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 May, 2009 (IUCN) – The Manado Ocean Declaration draft will be review at the World Ocean Congress in Manado urging the UN to put marine issues at the top of the agenda at the climate talks in Copenhagen. …  

13 May 2009 | International news release

MFF at World Ocean Conference 2009

MFF Announces the first call for project proposals in Indonesia at the World Ocean Conference in Manado

MFF together with partners from University of Rhode Island, NOAA, USAID and Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia held a one-day workshop on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Actions for Coastal Areas as one of the key side events at the World Ocean Conference, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 11 May, 2009. 

13 May 2009 | News story

Facilitators solicited stakeholder comments at a meeting to revise the draft WFE preparatory framework.

IUCN-Supported Framework to Facilitate Water for Food and Ecosystems Strategy

Stakeholders provided their final comments at a 19 January 2009 workshop to revise an IUCN-supported draft framework that seeks to integrate Viet Nam’s two largest water users: ecosystems and agriculture. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

Workshop participants toured wetlands to consider WFE governance options.

Stakeholder Feedback to Shape Water for Food and Ecosystems Framework

Water stakeholders convened at an IUCN-MARD-organised workshop in Hue from 12-13 December to discuss a draft water management framework meant to foster multi-sectoral collaboration at national and local levels. …  

05 Jan 2009 | News story

Tài nguyên đất ngập nước ở Cần Giờ có thể được quản lý tốt hơn với cơ chế PES

VN Wetlands Education Network Explores Payments for Environmental Services

An IUCN-organised consultation meeting on Dec. 4 – 5 allowed experts to consider possibilities for conserving Viet Nam’s wetlands through a Payment for Environmental Services (PES) mechanism. …   | Vietnamese

30 Dec 2008 | News story

Trang (left) and colleagues at an IUCN book launch.

Gaining Professional Skills at IUCN

I have been working for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as an intern for nearly four months. Thanks to the help of many experts here, I have already gained many working experiences and lessons that are very important and useful for my career in the future. Indeed, I really love working here not only for the professional working environment, but also for the IUCN staff, who are very kind and willing to explain concepts and assignments to me. …  

26 Dec 2008 | News story


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