Climate Land Energy and Water Strategy (CLEWS)

Today I  attended a workshop on CLEWS model by Eduardo Zepeda and got to be a reluctant interpreter for the workshop (don’t get me wrong, it was really a pleasure 😜). I suppose this one is going to be popular soon, so let me save some materials here (CLEW 0). In addition, this could be an useful overview and this is a nice case study to start with.

Updated: There will be a series of training workshop on CLEW organized by Eduardo in 2017 and 2018. Here are the materials:

CLEW 1 – Oct 2017: Energy. A bonus: basic notes on GNU coding



Open access libraries

Since I left Australia for working in Vietnam, I have always found myself frustrated not being able to access to online libraries. My university’s library is so out-of-date and not useful at all. Thus, I start listing open access online libraries here in the mean time. You are welcomed to add some more.

Springer open access

The International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (with lots of free documents on the topics)

Library Genesis

OECD ilibrary – oecd2019-env – ilibrary2019

Economic valuation methods and CE

Recently I have received many questions from students and research fellows on valuation methods and particularly on Choice Experiment. From searching for them, I realize that I myself don’t have proper learning materials for newbies. Thus, I will start collecting them here.

  1. TCM: (good sample exercise), its lecture note and some more exercises; Fast TCM by CBA builder (not accurate but fast)
  2. Wikipedia (don’t under-estimated it)
  3. ECON4910 in UiO. I found this particular lecture note worth reading, especially the NOAA on page 14.
  4. *NYU Stern’s material 1 and materials 2 and labs, data (or data 2) on CE
  5. List of materials on other valuation methods in Cornell Universtiy
  6. methods and cases
  7. Ecosystem valuation estimator in the Lower Mekong Basin by USAID; and more description here
  8. **APFNet’s course on ecosystem valuation, which links to plenty of valuable works (e.g. =>
  9. CVM: Start with this: Carson, R. T., & Hanemann, W. M. (2005). Contingent valuation. In Handbook of environmental economics (Vol. 2, pp. 821-936).FAO , John Bloomis, Randall* (or this), and the*
    Calculate WTP from  simple CVM1 (old method); simple CVM2 (abit more modern),and double-bounced CVM
  10. *Case studies of valuation method (great for making exercises)
  11. Phuong Duy Nguyen’s writing on the method, and many others

Conference materials

Conferences, meetings and seminars could produce lots of food for research and their materials are worth giving another look. So I think it is nice to save them here.

May 20160 Gender and DDR conference

IFS- SEARCA Aug2016 on Collaborative Research: Slides, Readings, related links (CCAFS climate, CCAFS climate analog, CCAFS big facts)

EEPSEA Aug2016 on Ecosystem Accounting: Slides, Exercises, Readings, related links (Environmental Accounting in practice – AUS, Phils)

NEU external seminar 07 Dec 2016: Mr Mai Trong Nhuan’s slides on COP 22 and Vietnam

iPFES Final workshop 27 Dec 2016: all materials

Consultative Workshop on project communication strategy (Project “Conservation of critical wetland protected areas and linked landscapes” on 04 April 2017: website and ICMP videos (success stories)

Workshops on System of Environmental Economics Accounting (SEEA)

Training Workshop on the SEEA 20-21 Aril 2017, where I  had a lecture on SEEA-W

APEC Food Security 19 Aug 2017 in Can Tho City (Invited but not attend)

14/07/2017 in Quang Binh – Hội thảo Lồng ghép thích ứng biến đổi khí hậu trong quá trình hoạch định chính sách (Invited but not attend)

21/08/2017 in Hanoi – Workshop on Solar PV development in Vietnam: recent trends and
emerging issues

22-23/08/2017 in Hilton, Hanoi – Regional Capacity Development Workshop on Emerging Carbon Market Mechanisms and a backup link

28-29/08/2017 in HCMC – Developing, Financing and Investing in Solar PV projects in LM countries

18-23/09/2017 in Tongji Uni – Asia-Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment for Sustainable Development.

30/11/2017 in Hanoi – SEU-HN Final workshop

12/07/2018 in Hanoi – Vietnam strategic foresight by Data61|CSIRO, Australian Government and MOST Vietnam

26-27/07/2018 in Hanoi – APEC Public-Private Dialogue On Green Investment Policy

21/09/2018 in Hanoi – Workshop “Scenarios for Vietnam digital economy in 2040” organised by the Vietnam Future Digital Project (a collaboration between MoST and Data 61|CSIRO)

01-05/11/2018 in Hanoi – 12th EfD annual conference – Policy Day on Market-based approaches for environment management. P/S: News on the conference.

10/01/2019 in Hanoi – Brief of COP24 by Mr. Pham Van Tan and the list of decisions

04/03/2019 in Hanoi – NEU External seminar on 1. Global Food Loss and Waste and the Context with Southeast Asian Examples (by Prof. Tony Shih-Hsun Hsu, Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University) and 2. The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Risk, and Adaptation in Taiwan (by Prof. Ching-Cheng Chang, Department of Agricultural Economics, National Taiwan University)

17/04/2019 in Hanoi – Seminar on “Promoting the adoption of Circular Economy in Vietnam”

25-27/04/2019 in Hai Phong – Conference on “Enabling and engaging private sector through Public-Private Partnerships for Waste Management and Resource Recovery in Vietnam – Extended Producer Responsibility Regulation

07/05/2019 in Hanoi – Sweden Vietnam Summit 2019 on “Fostering sustainable living – building the cities of tomorrow“, including a noticeable presentation on the state of renewable energy in Vietnam

16/05/2019 in Hanoi – Seminar on “Multi-dimentional Country Review, proposing Vietnam’s development priorities during 2021-2030”

03-05/06/2019 World Circular Economy Forum 2019 in Helsinki. It was a great pity that I could not attend the forum this year because of some administrative issues. However, all noticable presentations are here (or here – permanent link).

24/07/2019 Circularity workshop in Ho Chi Minh City (sponsored by Heineken Vietnam)

14/08/2019 Workshop on “Urban Solid Waste Management Assisting the Development of a Circular Economy” in Hanoi, and the news

29/08/2019 Workshop on “Innovative and inclusive sustainable development for Vietnam” in Hanoi

06/09/2019 Workshop on “Human Resource, Technology and Innovation: Policy implication for Vietnam’s Socio Economic Development” in Hanoi

17-20/09/2019 Vietnam Renewable Energy Week in Hanoi. Permanent link is here

18/09/2019 Seminar on Energy Demand and Supply Outlook in the APEC region at NEU

20/09/2019 Consultation Workshop on the National Action Plan on Sustainable Consumption and Production (2020-2030) in Hanoi.

07/10/2019 Dialogue on Circular Economy “From international perspective to local development potential” organised by VCCI, SITRA and Embassy of Finland in Hanoi

05-06/12/2019 Workshop on Eco-industrial zone toward the circular economy organized by ISPONRE and HFS in vinh Phuc, Hanoi

14/01/2020 Seminar on Economic loss of air pollution and pollution reduction policies at NEU, Hanoi


Quotes on environment, economics and climate change

I’m saving some quotes for my thesis here:

Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. Evo Morales

Some people call it global warming; some people call it climate change. What is the difference? Frank Luntz

There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it. David Attenborough

Your life~the way it looks today is a result of your choices…What will you choose today for your tomorrows? – Robert G. Allen

When all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money. – Cree Prophecy

If the wars of [the 20th] century were fought over oil,
the wars of the next century will be fought over water.— Ismael Serageldin, former VP for sustainable Development at the World Bank (Newsweek, 1995)

 Water will be to the 21st Century what oil was to the 20th.—Fortune Magazine