U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group
"The U.S.-Vietnam Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) met in Hanoi from 31 March to 2 April 2010 and developed a program of cooperative work and projects. Priorities for cooperation included:
- I. To establish benchmark Surface Elevation Table (SET) devices on the Vietnam coast to measure coastal elevation change, the first step in modeling coastal vulnerability to climate change.
- II. U.S. scientists (USGS) working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) developing the Third National Assessment for the U.S. would invite Vietnamese scientists to participate in the assessment process in order to build scientific assessment capacity in Vietnam.
- III. Disaster risk reduction and response training would be initiated to increase Vietnam’s capacity to respond to climate change related events such as floods, landslides, and typhoons.
- IV. Cooperative efforts to share information and create programs to enhance education and community engagement would be expanded with a focus on climate change adaptation."