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Hanoi Forum on improving climate change response to be held Nov 8-11

The Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) and the Korean Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) will co-organise the Hanoi Forum 2018 from November 8-11 in a bid to seek more measures to respond to climate change and boost sustainable development.

Keynote speakers of the forum will be Helen Clark, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and former Prime Minister of New Zealand, and Stephen Groff, Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Themed “Towards Sustainable Development: Climate Change Response for Sustainability and Security”, this year’s forum will focus on the study of human ecology, climate change response, and the governance of natural resources.

The forum facilitates international academic exchange and discussion in order to increase the effectiveness of climate change response and contribute to the realisation of sustainable development goals at global, regional, and national levels.

It aims to bring together scientists, policymakers, managers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world to engage in interdisciplinary conversations of natural resources management, energy, infrastructure, economics, and science and technology.

Discussions at the forum will be divided into five main topics: climate change evidence and security; human impacts on climate change; climate change response; policy and governance of climate change response and sustainability; and science, technology, and education for climate change response and sustainability.

Two key policy dialogues on the management of natural resources in the Mekong Delta region and the building and development of the Red River region will also be part of the forum’s agenda.