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Biodiversity Action Day & Symposium on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Vietnam, May 19 - 23, 2007

Global climate change is happening faster than previously believed and its impact is worse than expected. No region of the planet will be spared. Especially the densely populated river deltas and coastal areas in Asia will be hit hard and poor people’s livelihood assets will be at risk.

Climate change also poses one of the major threats to the planet’s biological diversity. In Vietnam alone, around 700 species are threatened and this number will increase as Vietnam’s ecosystems diminish.


As far-reaching consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss are increasingly felt around the world, politicians and decision-makers struggle to develop adaptation and mitigation strategies. To support these efforts and to raise public awareness about the links between biodiversity and climate change in Vietnam the German Development Agencies  GTZ and  DED in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry for Natural Resources and Environment ( MoNRE) and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity ( CBD) and the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources ( IUCN) jointly organized the following events:


Biodiversity Action Day, Tam Dao National Park (May 19) and

Symposium on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Hanoi (May 22 and 23).


For further details please see the introductory Concept Note for both events, the Biodiversity Action Day Program and the Symposium Announcement.