Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is the national focal agency for climate change related activities in Vietnam with climate change related offices like the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology for the Environment (IMHEN). Groups of technical experts from several sectors, including one for vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, have been established to assist in the implementation of climate change projects. Climate change adaptation measures have been included in a number of recent laws and strategies, such as the National Strategy for Environmental Protection (2005), which includes measures for reducing the impact from sea level rise in coastal zones. In early 2006, the MoNRE-based International Support Group on Natural Resources and Environment (ISGE) established a climate change adaptation working group, which provides a forum for dialogue and should promote coordination for climate change adaptation measures.