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Fair weather seen across PH MondayVietnam seeks solutions to environment challenges at int’l conference

MANILA: Fair weather will prevail over most parts of the country Monday, the weather bureau said.

“The easterlies will cause generally fair weather, although isolated rains are still likely, especially in the eastern section of the country,” Obet Badrina of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

No tropical cyclone is expected to develop or enter the country throughout the week, Badrina added.

He said the northeast monsoon or “amihan” affecting extreme Northern Luzon will bring light rain showers over Batanes, Cagayan, and Isabela.

PAGASA forecast the rest of the archipelago to experience isolated rain showers caused by the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorms could result in flash floods or landslides, PAGASA added.

Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail over the northern and eastern sections of the country.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate coastal wat
ers.

Source: Philippines News Agency

Binh Dinh: The 4th International Conference on Environmental Pollution, Restoration and Management kicked off in the south coastal province of Binh Dinh on March 4 to seek solutions to address environment challenges and pave the way for a more sustainable future for Vietnam and the world.

The four-day event was co-hosted by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Asia-Pacific, the US’s Auburn University, the Rencontres du Vietnam and the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE).

In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh affirmed the Vietnamese Party and State’s consistent policy of pursuing economic growth alongside environmental protection for sustainable development.

Environmental issues remain central to the country’s agendas, strategies and development plans, he said, adding that the ultimate goal is to protect public health, ensure environment quality, and protect biodiversity and ecosystems.

According to t
he official, an important task that Vietnam needs to focus on recently is to perform policies on green transition, develop a low-carbon economy, and reduce emissions based on the principles of fairness, justice and proactive response to climate change.

Thanh wished that Vietnamese and foreign experts would engage in open discussions on environment challenges specific to Vietnam, and find the most effective and suitable solutions to address them, contributing to the country’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

The discussions will cover a diverse range of topics, including plastic pollution, chemical contamination, environment monitoring, pollution treatment technologies, ecological risk assessment, and human health impacts.

There will be three short training courses and eight sessions on various topics, with nearly 50 presentations delivered by domestic and foreign scientists and managers, including world-renowned experts and young scientists.

A dialogue between the Vietnamese Ministry of Natur
al Resources and Environment and domestic and foreign scientists is also planned, aiming to share information on pressing environment issues in Vietnam, establish networking opportunities and foster international cooperation in environmental protection./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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