Deputy PM speaks to UN on climate change
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.