Wetlands play important role in response to climate change in Vietnam: experts

19:22, February 26, 2010      

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Experts said here on Friday that wetlands can greatly help Vietnam cope with the impacts of climate change.

The remarks were made at a conference on wetland conservation held here by the Vietnamese General Department of Environment under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, with the participation of many Vietnamese and foreign experts.

At the conference, the experts said mangrove forests growing in wetlands are able to accumulate carbon dioxide (CO2) which can reduce green house effect, the main factor of climate change.

As being one of the worst affected countries by climate change in the world, Vietnam needs international assistance in establishing the program for the conservation and sustainable development of wetlands areas to adapt and reduce the climate change impacts, said the experts.

The experts also urged all the countries in the world to make more efforts in finding measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Source: Xinhua
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