Deputy PM speaks to UN on cli­mate change

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Nam would stand to­gether with the world in fight­ing cli­mate change, Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and For­eign Min­is­ter Phaïm Bình Minh pledged at the United Na­tions Cli­mate Change Sum­mit.

"Un­for­tu­nately, in­ter­na­tional ef­forts have not brought about ex­pected re­sults," he said. "Peo­ple's lives, prop­erty and liveli­hoods will be se­ri­ously af­fected, not only in poor and vul­ner­a­ble coun­tries but also in rich ones."

Minh pointed out that if sea lev­els rose by just one me­tre, 40 per­cent of the Mekong Delta –the big­gest rice pro­duc­tion area in Vieät Nam–would be in­un­dated.

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