By: Ngo Phuong Thanh, Program Assistant/Communication Officer, ISET-Vietnam
Contributing Authors: Sarah Orleans Reed, Research Associate ISET-Vietnam; Tuyen Nghiem, Technical Staff; ISET-Vietnam
“This is the first time that participants have learned about vulnerability assessments in a systematic way,” said one participant of the Second Shared Learning Dialogue Workshop (SLD 2) in Lao Cai, organized by ISET-Vietnam, NISTPASS and Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) on March 15, 2013.
According to the report, the city is already facing risks from flooding and extreme weather events, which tend to occur more randomly and away from historical patterns. There are major impacts of natural disaster not only on the communities (human loss, physical loss, production loss, etc.) but also to the infrastructure system.
Participants argued that there is still need for further analysis on financial capacity, mechanisms to implement and monitor the implementation of urban planning, and make planning more participatory in order to better adapt to climate change.