In the Red River basin in Vietnam, extreme events that result in landslides and enhanced soil erosion are increasingly having an impact, while sea level rise across the vulnerable low-lying Delta regions are increasing the frequency of flood events.
The new project will see experts at the University of Hull work with affected communities to strengthen resilience to such events, and ensure the younger generation is equipped to deal with the impacts of climate change.
Dan Parsons, Director at the Energy & Environment Institute, said: “As the planet increasingly finds itself feeling the devastating impacts of climate change, communities all over the world must find new ways to live with increased frequency and magnitude of extreme events such as flooding.
“The University of Hull has in recent years worked closely with communities in Vietnam, in particular with young people, to help them better understand climate change and its consequences.
“This is a great example of cross-discipline working at the University with PhD students in Geography and in the Energy & Environment Institute coming together to initiate the ideas. The project combines Lisa’s expertise in Education with the research we are pioneering on Climate Change in the Institute.”
“We are delighted at the University to have received this vital funding, which will enable us to continue our work on a global scale, both helping and learning from those communities who are most at-risk of suffering the effects of climate change.”
The University of Hull has built close ties with Vietnam in recent years, with a particular focus on building food and water security in the face of climate change and other human impacts.