Friday, May 14, 2010

Vietnam can be the leader on climate change, says US expert

Bernama: Vietnam's experience in tackling the impacts of climate change could be a great gift to the rest of the world, American expert Jameson Campbell Henn said. "Given that the country is on the frontline of the impacts, it can become a laboratory for effective adaptation methods," said the co-founder and media director of, a US-based organisation and website dedicated to raising people's awareness and communicating measures to counter the change.

Speaking at a press briefing recently, Vietnam news agency cited him as saying that the climate change is one of the greatest areas for cooperation between the two nations, especially in developing green energies and technologies.

"Vietnam and United States can share resource within partnerships between governmental agencies and between universities to raise awareness, which is so important to help people in the rural areas," he said. He added that Vietnam is taking the climate change issue in a very serious way by seizing opportunities to invest in new industries….

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