Environment and natural resources

Vietnam launches national park passport initiative for the first time

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on July 11 officially unveiled national park passports for forest enthusiasts and tourists eager to explore the ecological values of forests.The national park passport initiative is carried out for the first time in Vietnam, aiming to establish mechanisms ...

Forest fires become increasingly devastating

A recent research paper published in the scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution reported that the frequency at which extreme fires are occurring around the world has more than doubled over the past two decades, mainly due to human-caused climate change.Using satellite records, scientists studied ...

Ha Anh

MRC, USAID partner to enhance Mekong Basin management

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed a grant agreement worth 5 million USD with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to launch their new Mekong Basin Partnership. This initiative aims to strengthen transboundary coordination and management of water and related resources, contributing to ...

Hanoi acts to protect “green belt”

Hanoi is home to nearly 27,100ha of forest and forestry land, including 18,577ha under forest, which is considered a “green belt” protecting the local ecological environment.In recent years, Hanoi has issued many guidance documents, assigned tasks to departments, agencies and the localities home to forest, ...

Urgent action critical to mitigate risks of air pollution

Air pollution is worsening at an alarming rate, prompting a need for changes in awareness, behaviours and collective actions for everyone’s benefit, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  On average, a Vietnamese person dies of a respiratory disease due to exposure to air pollution ...

Cat Tien becomes Vietnam's first national park on IUCN green list

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Friday added Cat Tien National Park in southern Vietnam to its esteemed Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, making it the 72nd location to achieve the distinction. Cat Tien National Park, spanning more than 82,000 hectares ...

Gia Chinh, Quynh Mai

Southeast Asia’s largest wastewater treatment facility to open in HCM City in mid-2025

Construction of the Nhiêu Lộc – Thị Nghè wastewater treatment plant project in HCM City, which will be the largest in Southeast Asia, is around 41 per cent complete and is expected to be put into use in June of next year.The plant will treat ...

Researchers discuss solutions to water security in Mekong region

A joint effort by the Institute of Human Studies (IHS) under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) Young Professionals (SYP) brought together researchers and scientists for a seminar on water security in the Mekong region. Held on June ...

Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2024 launched

Viet Nam’s CO2 emissions should peak in 2030 and the green energy transition needs to happen urgently and at a faster pace than previously.The above finding was highlighted in the Viet Nam Energy Outlook Report-Pathways to Net Zero which was released on June 19. According ...

Hoang Ha

Vietnam joins hands in land management, desertification combat

Vietnam is impacted by drought, land degradation, and moving sand dunes. Degraded land nationwide approximates 12 million ha, accounting for 35.74% of the country’s total area, according to a 2021 land survey by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Protecting and development forest is an ...

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