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01. MM_ISET_keynote_EN-Chống chịu với BĐKH ở Đô thị_Đóng góp vào các giải pháp toàn cầu

01. MM_ISET_keynote_EN-Chống chịu với BĐKH ở Đô thị_Đóng góp vào các giải pháp toàn cầu

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Urban Climate Resilience
Vietnam’s Contribution to Global Solutions
MARCUS MOENCH
President, ISET
 
The Climate and Urbanization Challenge
Over 50% of the world’s
population is now urban
Growth of urban areas isparticularly rapid in Asia
Urban areas are of fundamentalimportance in an increasinglyglobalized world economy
Urban vulnerability to climatechange & disaster is potentiallyvery high
Climate will continue changingover centuries even if emissionsstabilize
 
Vietnam is Particularly Vulnerable
Most population and food productionis within a few meters of sea level;
Storms, floods and droughts arerecurrent problems
Rural-Urban migration is high andmany migrants are poor and lackaccess to social safety nets
Many responses to climate changeemerge spontaneously throughindividual initiative as well asgovernment action.

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