Community members in Kien Giang, Vietnam identify common vulnerabilities to the impacts of climate change projected by the USAID Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study for the Lower Mekong Basin.

IPCC to Issue 1.5C Report; Climate Change Impacts Zambia, Vietnam

Reuters (4/14) said the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will issue a report in 2018 on ways to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – the toughest target suggested by world leaders at the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. 

 
Climate Central (4/17) reported on a new rainfall data set, CHIRPS, which blends data from weather stations and weather satellites to provide an early warning system for drought globally. CHIRPS expands on the approach used by USAID’s Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET).  
 
The Economist (4/16) wrote about how solar energy is reshaping energy production in the developing world, with a specific look at Jordan, China and India. 
 
Christian Science Monitor (4/15) wrote about climate finance and how the U.N. is working to ensure it is available to developing countries for pursuing adaptation and mitigation efforts, in the wake of the Paris Agreement.  
 
The New York Times (4/12) reported on how severe drought, exacerbated by climate change, is leading to an energy crisis in Zambia and threatening the country’s economic development. 
 
ABC Australia (4/12) said that Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable cities to climate change and that other Vietnamese cities are also at risk to climate impacts such as severe flooding.
 
Reuters (4/17) also reported on climate change impacts in Vietnam and the greater Mekong Delta. 
 
The AP (4/15) said that 155 countries have pledged to sign the Paris Agreement on April 22 and that five of those countries will also deliver their ratification of the agreement on that date.  
 
The New York Times (4/19) reported on new climate data released by NOAA, which shows that so far 2016 is the hottest year on record, with January, February and March each passing marks set in 2015. 
 
Country
Zambia, Vietnam
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Weather, Climate Science, Climate Policy, Climate Finance, Clean Energy, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia

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