The Vietnamese Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (through its agency GTZ), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as well as other national and international partners have organized a conference on “Biodiversity and Climate Change: Links with Poverty and Sustainable Development” on May 22 - 23 in Hanoi. The two-day conference looked at a variety of activities including:
- Challenges of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss for South East Asian Countries: Links to Poverty and Sustainable Development
- Regional and Local Approaches on Climate Change Adaptation and Biodiversity Conservation / Case Studies
- Integrating Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change Aspects in National and Sectoral Strategies in Viet Nam
The conference provided a forum for decision makers, researchers, development agencies, non-governmental organizations and the concerned public to exchange expertise and experiences in the regional context, discuss and assess emerging adaptation strategies and to provide a platform for networking and collaboration among relevant actors. It was held in the Melia Hotel, Hanoi.
The conference was linked to the Biodiversity Action Day in Tam Dao National Park on May 19, which gave visitors from all walks of life a direct experience of nature and the opportunity to experience biodiversity conservation and climate change issues in a practical context. A series of cultural and artistic performances accompanied the events.
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