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National Climate Change Adaptation Case Study

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Climate Change Downscaling Approaches and Applications - Course 1 (2015)
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Brief Description

The lecture will introduce to students: (1) the application of Statistical Downscaling Method in the development of climate change scenarios for Vietnam; (2) the development and implemetation of the Vietnam National Climate Change Program to respond to climate change; and (3) Case study of “Climate Change Impact and Adaptation Study in the Mekong Delta”.

Outline

I. NATIONAL TARGET PROGRAM TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE
1.2. Climate change in Viet Nam
1.3. Viewpoints
1.4. Guideline principles
1.5. Objectives
1.6. Scope
1.7. Budget
1.8. Tasks and solutions
1.9. Organization for implementation
1.10. Responsibilities of ministries, sectors, provinces, and related organizations
1.11. List of projects
1.12. Difficulties in the implementation
1.13. Progress up to date


II. CLIMATE CHANGE, SEA LEVEL RISE SCENARIOS
2.1. Objectives
2.2. Greenhouse Gas Emission Scenarios
2.3. Method Used for Scenario Development
2.4. Selection of methods for CC scenario development
2.5. CC Scenarios for Viet Nam
2.6. Sea Level Rise Scenarios
2.7. Impacts assessment basing on climate change scenarios
1) Inundation
2) Coastal vulnerability
3) Water resources


III. CASE STUDY OF “CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT AND ADAPTATION
STUDY IN THE MEKONG DELTA”
3.1. Project Over View
3.2. Climate Modeling and Regional Downscaling.
3.3. Hydraulic and Water Balance Modeling.
3.4. Coastal Zone Modeling;
3.5. GIS Mapping and Analysis

Tran Thuc

Director General, Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Viet Nam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thuc has almost 30 years of experience in hydrology, environmental and disaster management, institutional capacity building, policy analysis, planning, management, monitoring, evaluation and development of environmental and water resource projects.