HANOI, Jan 21, Xinhua - Vietnam considers adaption to climate change and rising sea level a vital task during its sustainable development, said Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung here on Wednesday.

Dung made the remarks while meeting with Rajendra Pachauri, head of the United Nations (UN)' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Wednesday during the latter's working visit to Vietnam.

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IRELAND,Jan 21, - Ireland published a climate bill on Tuesday, setting out the national objective of transitioning to "a low carbon, climate resilient and environmentally sustainable economy up to the year 2050".

The bill, titled "Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015", gives a solid statutory foundation to the institutional arrangements necessary to enable the country to achieve that national transition objective.

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UNITED NATIONS, Jan 17,Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appointed Janos Pasztor of Hungary as the first-ever Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

In this capacity, Pasztor will serve as the Senior Adviser of the Secretary-General on climate change until the 21st UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference to be held this December in Paris, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric read the announcement at the daily news briefing.

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CHINA, Jan 12, Chinadaily-- China will face rising temperatures and more extreme weather conditions such as large-scale drought and flooding this year, and sea levels will continue to rise due to the impact of climate change, according to a new report.

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CHINA, January 8 --According to National Energy Administration, China speeds up to develop clean energy, which makes its energy structure further upgraded. The proportion of non-fossil energy in total primary energy consumption improved from 9.8% to 11.1%, and the proportion of coal decreased from 66% to 64.2%.


By Xin Shuyu

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