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Mekong fishermen struggle to survive

Climate change and the operation of hydropower dams upstream have left water bodies dry in An Giang, a wetland area and the first place in Việt Nam to receive floodwater from the Mekong, devastating fish stocks and threatening the livelihoods of local communities.According to independent ...

Power development plan to be revised to align with Vietnam's global climate change commitment

The draft National Power Development Plan for the period 2021-2030 (draft PDP VIII), with a vision to 2045 will be revised to align with Vietnam’s commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 made at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).Under the latest ...

Absence of seasonal flooding washes away Mekong Delta livelihood

The enforced absence of annual flooding that Vietnam’s Mekong Delta heavily depends on for agriculture and aquaculture has put the livelihoods of millions at stake.For several years, the annual flooding that has nourished the delta for centuries has been late, deficient or absent, and experts ...

Ngoc Tai

State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030 adopted

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed Decision No. 1658/QD-TTg approving the National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030 period, vision to 2050.The overall goal of the strategy is to contribute to accelerating the process of restructuring the economy in association with growth model transformation ...

Vietnam to minimise new coal-fired power plants

Although the most recent draft of the National Power Development Plan increased the volume of coal-fired projects in Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has said it won’t consider developing any new coal-fired plants, to save the environment.MoIT said many parts of the ...

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN) has been established, announced the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) chapter in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and The Asia Foundation (TAF).The network, under sponsorship of the UPS Group, is the first one for ...

Mekong Delta attractive for renewable energy investment

The Mekong Delta has great advantages to develop the renewable energy sector, including wind, solar, biomass and gas thermal power, according to experts. Taking advantage of its natural conditions and investment attraction policies, the region has become a destination for investors in renewable energy projects.Keep ...

Vietnam boasts largest renewable energy complex in Southeast Asia

Vietnam now possesses the largest renewable energy farm complex in Southeast Asia, generating a total power output of up to one billion kWh per year, after the debut of a wind power plant in south-central Ninh Thuan Province on Friday (16 April)The inauguration ceremony for ...

Vinh Tho

Global CO2 emissions far off net-zero trajectory

Most countries are nowhere near on track to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, while many including Vietnam have showed large emissions increases. Net zero has become symbolically and diplomatically important for policymakers, but the goal will remain far out of reach ...

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