Solutions for adapting to climate change discussed

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
November 24, 2021, 15:45 [GMT+7]

During his remarks at a scientific conference on Tuesday on environmental governance, innovations in resource management models and smart policies for climate change adaption, Dr. Hoang Hong Hiep, Acting Director of the Institute of Social Sciences of Central Viet Nam, identified that climate change was arguably the most severe challenge facing our planet during the 21st century, thereby posing many challenges for the city’s circular economy, natural resource governance, and local residents’ livelihoods.

He, therefore, stressed the need for local relevant agencies to find practical solutions on urban development strategies in central region on the basis of ensuring the harmony of natural environment, economy and society.

“There is a need for outstanding solutions to increase green space for Da Nang, for example learning from major cities worldwide on how to plant forests in urban areas” proposed Dr. Hoang Hong Hiep.

Meanwhile, Dr. Pham Di from the Da Nang-based Academy of Politics Region 3, suggested the need for the city to develop high-tech agricultural production areas in order to both save land and water resources, and regulate the ecology.

“Heed will be paid to developing a public transport system using renewable energy, and continuing to reduce the use of personal vehicles, with a focus on building metro lines soon because it took Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh City 15 years to complete the construction of metro lines” added he.

Dr Di also suggested that Da Nang should find the best solutions to develop tourism in association with protecting natural resources, environment and culture.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Minh, Chairman of the Council of the Da Nang University of Education, pointed out the inadequacies in aquaculture that consuming 20 times more wild fish than natural seafood. He, therefore, underlined the necessity for the city to rationally exploit natural fish resources to achieve high economic efficiency.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vo Van Minh highlighted the need for Da Nang, and other localities nationwide as a whole, to promote the development of the marine economy in an integrated manner so as to innovate the model of natural resource and environment management, thereby intelligently adapting to climate change.

Also at the workshop, many scientists suggested Da Nang turn the Khanh Son landfill into a circular economic zone, build metro lines soon, reduce the use of personal vehicles, and apply the concept of LID to achieve a sustainable drainage system.

Reporting by HOANG HIEP - Translating by M.DUNG