Environment and natural resources

Vietnam will likely pilot carbon credit market by 2025: ministry

With its large forest reserves, Vietnam has great potential for developing a forest carbon credit market, and a “draft project to develop the carbon market in Vietnam” with a view to piloting a carbon credit exchange by 2025 was already submitted to the prime minister for ...

Vinh Tho - Quang The - Le

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts in Vietnam

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN), the first aggregation of businesses adapting to climate change in Vietnam, made its debut in Can Tho City, part of the Mekong Delta in the southern region, on Thursday.The network, sponsored by the UPS Group, is a non-profit ...

Vinh Tho - Chi Quoc

Adaptation part of National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050

Việt Nam will prioritise protecting and managing forests as part of a National Strategy on Climate Change for 2050, enhancing restoration, community participation and employment opportunities in the forestry sector. Between now and 2030, the country will focus on forestry protection and restoration, promoting mangrove, coastal ...

Just 34.8 percent of people in rural areas have access to clean water

Vietnam is in danger of missing the target of providing 93-95 percent of people in rural areas, and at least 95 percent in urban areas, access to clean water by 2025. Data revealed at a conference in Hanoi on April 26 showed that only 84.2 ...

Mekong River water level rises amid dry season

Lower Mekong River water levels have increased by 20-30 percent compared to the same period of previous years as China releases dam water.According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Mekong Delta region, where the Mekong River reaches the sea, has received a volume ...

Ngoc Tai

Dong Nai seeks UNESCO opinion on biosphere highway

Dong Nai Province authorities have asked the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO to comment on a highway project cutting through a world biosphere reserve.The highway plan aims to develop infrastructure and connect localities in southeast Vietnam. However, as the road would run through a nature ...

Phuoc Tuan

OP-ED: Vietnam saving energy for future generations

Vietnam has actively participated in environmental protection activities in response to the Earth Day (April 22), and is striving to save energy, which is expected to help cut budget spending and keeping fossil fuels for future generations.Vietnam and the globe at large are running out ...

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets ...

Viet Tuan

National plan for natural disaster prevention and control released

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has coordinated with relevant ministries, sectors and localities to build a national plan for natural disaster prevention and control to 2025.Under Decision No. 342/QĐ-TTg issued by the Prime Minister on March 15, 2022, the plan defines major ...

Drastic measures needed to ensure water security: MoNRE

More drastic and comprehensive measures are needed to improve the efficiency of water resources and ensure water security, especially clean water supplies, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has said.Deputy Director of the MONRE’s Water Resources Management Department Nguyễn Minh Khuyến said the ...

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