Expert: require coordination between disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation


Climate change has made natural disasters more unpredictable and severe, according to meteorological experts. Prof. Dr. Trần Thục, former director of Institute of Hydrometeorology and Climate Change and president of Việt Nam Association of Hydrometeorology, clarified: (1) the scientific background relating to this issue, (2) the contribution of climate change adaptation to disaster risk management and existing challenges, and (3) the negative results in case of no link between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and recommendation of solutions in the context of Vietnam. In conclusion, it needs to promote the coordination and cooperation among ministries and agencies in policy-making, implementing programmes, and sharing tools and methods of implementation.

Source & further information: “Coordination needed between climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction”,, accessed on 18 May 2021.