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C3S: Unprecedented heat streak signals dire climate warnings for 2024

C3S: Unprecedented heat streak signals dire climate warnings for 2024

The European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported that June 2024 was the hottest June on record, continuing a 13-month streak of unprecedented global temperatures. Every month since June 2023 has ranked as the planet's hottest compared to the same months in previous years. Recent data suggests that 2024 may surpass 2023 as the hottest year on record, driven by human-caused climate change and the natural El Nino phenomenon.

Air Pollution: The second-leading global risk factor for death

Air Pollution: The second-leading global risk factor for death

Air pollution is now the second-leading global risk factor for death, according to the fifth edition of the State of Global Air (SoGA) report. Released by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), an independent U.S.-based nonprofit research organization, the report reveals that air pollution was responsible for 8.1 million deaths worldwide in 2021. Beyond these fatalities, millions suffer from chronic diseases, straining healthcare systems, economies, and societies.

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The 2024 "The time to act is now" photo contest is open!

GAHP invites individuals worldwide to participate in our photo contest, capturing their perspectives on environmental health issues. This contest, aligned with GAHP's mission to improve health by addressing pollution, encourages photographers to explore and express the impacts of environmental challenges and their innovative solutions. By fostering cultural exchange and understanding through visual arts, this initiative encourages people to advocate for a healthier, sustainable future, addressing global environmental and health challenges.

Vietnam and EU collaborate for environmental sustainability

Vietnam and EU collaborate for environmental sustainability

On May 12th, Vietnam and the European Union (EU) came together in a concerted effort to champion environmental sustainability, commemorating Europe Day with a special focus on promoting a clean environment. The event, held in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, marked a significant milestone in the ongoing partnership between Vietnam and the EU in addressing environmental challenges.

Japan shares flood risk maps with Vietnam for safer communities

Japan shares flood risk maps with Vietnam for safer communities

According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism plans to extend its provision of flood risk maps to Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia in the upcoming fiscal year. The goal is to assist these Southeast Asian nations in mitigating damage from floods by utilizing satellite observation data to predict heavy rainfall-induced flooding.

Japan's seaweed planting initiative: A green solution in the fight against climate change

Japan's seaweed planting initiative: A green solution in the fight against climate change

Japan's initiative to plant seaweed as a climate solution is ambitious. By restoring coastal seaweed beds, the country hopes to tap into the potential of 'blue carbon' to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with its carbon neutrality goal by 2050. However, questions remain about the practicality and feasibility of this endeavor, raising doubts about its effectiveness in reality.

€156 million project launched to mitigate climate change impact

€156 million project launched to mitigate climate change impact

The 4 coastal provinces in north-central Vietnam will receive enhanced capacity and technical support to increase climate resilience through a €156 million project funded by the Vietnamese Government, the European Union (EU), and the French Development Agency (AFD).

Vietnam and Canada share experiences toward Net-Zero

Vietnam and Canada share experiences toward Net-Zero

On March 28th, in Ho Chi Minh city, a workshop titled 'Toward Net-Zero: Vietnam - Canada experience sharing' was hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). Among the attendees were Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade, and Economic Development Mary Ng, and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh, along with representatives from various government departments, local authorities, research institutions, and trade organizations from both countries.

Journal of natural resources and environment organized environmental forum “solutions to treat domenstic solid waste into resources”

Journal of natural resources and environment organized environmental forum “solutions to treat domenstic solid waste into resources”

On the morning of June 9, 2023 in Hanoi, Journal of Natural Resources and Environment organized the 2023 Environmental Forum with the theme "Solutions to treat domestic solid waste into resources". Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Dinh Tho - Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment; Dr. Dao Xuan Hung - Chief Editor of Journal of Natural Resources and Environment; Mr. Dang Dinh Tung - Deputy Director of Department of Technology Appraisal, Examination and Assessment ( Ministry of Science and Technology) chaired the forum.

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity

As reported in the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), natural ecosystems are in danger with one million species threatened with extinction, 75% of the Earth's surface has been significantly altered and 85% of wetlands have disappeared, with huge consequences for regions and communities around the world, including the earth's resilience to climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has also called for greater global cooperation in biodiversity conservation efforts around the world.