This is a list of climate change activities in Vietnam up to 24/01/2011, provided by WB. If the link doesn’t work, the file could be found here.
List of AusAID’s climate change assistance to Vietnam (Current -2011 – and planned)
On going projects on Climate change response in Mekong and Camau:
1/Integrated coastal and mangrove forest protection for climate change adaptation (KfW) (27/06/2012), part of this big project.
2/ Dike in West Sea of Ca Mau
4/ GIZ and AUSAID in one project CCCEP which is summarized here
5/ Protection mangrove rehabilitation by WB (1999-2007). Video, Summary
Statistic of Ca Mau:
1/ Statistic office of Ca Mau
2/ Nien giam thong ke CM2011
Cutting edge thinking about Ca Mau and Mekong Delta:
I will gather up all writing on coastal dike in the Mekong Delta in this post.
1/ Ngo The Vinh (2011), Discussion on the “multipurpose” sea dike in the Mekong. (Vietnamese edition)
A rising concern recently is whether coastal dike project is economically good? What is the benefit of the dike at the present?
I would say coastal dike is good for some areas, and not for the others. And the reason could be lighted up in these two recent projects:
Firstly, it is noticeable that the two projects attempted to minimize the length of dike by choosing reasonable position.
Secondly, both the dikes wouldn’t provide only protection value but also territory enlargement (What we concern here is increasing land for using). The benefit of land increasing could possibly be accounted in the present or future benefit of the project.
So there are at least two more reasons to doubt about the feasibility of Quang Ngai – Kien Giang sea dike project.
An interesting article analyzing the combination of carbon capture tech and clean coal tech on ABC:
Clean coal ‘unviable for two decades’
Perhaps I should study the difference between “commercially” and “economically”.