Ha Tinh Province Assessment Report on Climate Change

Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, Viet Nam (2009)

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), has, in collaboration with national and international experts, been primarily responsible for preparing the Ha Tinh Assessment Report on Climate Change, within the technical assistance framework of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This report highlights the trend in observed climate during the past 100 years in Ha Tinh Province, outlines future scenarios, and also includes the potential impacts of projected regional and local climate change on water resources, aquatic products, forestry, biodiversity, agriculture and other key economic sectors. It also reviews the vulnerability of ecosystems that are likely to be at risk from climate change. The main contents of the report include: (i) Natural and socio-economic features of Ha Tinh

(ii) Natural disasters and impacts on Ha Tinh

(iii) Overview of climate change in Ha Tinh

(iv) Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation policies and measures for climate change in Ha Tinh. The purpose of the report is to provide some basic information and knowledge of climate change to policy-makers, environmental researchers and managers, and other professionals working in climate change related fields. Also, to assess climate change impacts, to inform decision makers so that they understand the need for urgent action, and to mobilize public awareness and participation.