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Break the Barriers to Better Respond to Climate Change

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) collaborated with the National Assembly (NA) of Vietnam to organize a regional seminar on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the Parliaments in the Asia Pacific Region with a focus on Responding to climate change Actions of legislators to achieve the SDGs in Ho Chi Minh city in May 2017. The seminar focused on five main themes: (1) the role of parliaments in achieving the SDGs; (2) promoting gender equality and health in the context of responding to climate change; (3) challenges, opportunities and response actions of countries in the region; (4) international commitments and requirements for national legislators; and (5) mobilizing resources for the SDGs’ implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Toan Vu shares key lessons and challenges in responding to climate change and in building urban climate resilience.