Updated climate change scenarios, national climate assessment report released

The updated climate change scenarios and the national climate assessment report were released at a workshop on January 14 by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).MoNRE Deputy Minister Le Cong Thanh said the ...

Mekong Delta to adapt to the climate in recovery from pandemic

Experts and public officials believe that regional connection and agricultural economic development in the Mekong Delta need to be continued, as discussed in a seminar on Thursday.Việt Nam is currently carrying out the Regional Development Plan to 2030, which is an opportunity to develop integrated planning that ...

Environmental management innovation needed to reduce pollution

The environment is suffering great pressure from socio-economic activities with an increase in environmental pollution both in quantity and scale, calling for more effective solutions to handle the issue.The country has been implementing a national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-30; speeding up scientific research ...

Remote sensing applied to monitor erosion in Mekong Delta

A delegation of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) led by Deputy Minister Tran Quy Kien on December 13 made an inspection tour of a sub-project on monitoring riverbank and coastal erosion in Mekong Delta using remote sensing.It aims to form a database ...

Mekong Delta faces challenge to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in rice farming

Rice production is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, and how to reduce the emissions while still ensuring food security and raising farmers’ income in the Mekong Delta is now a hard nut to crack to many.Nguyen Van Toan from ...

National Steering Committee for implementing commitment on climate change established

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on December 21 signed a decision approving the establishment of a National Steering Committee for implementing Vietnam’s commitments at the the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26).The Steering Committee is an inter-sectoral organization, performing the function of ...

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 ...

Vietnam preparing for a greenhouse gas emission reporting system

Based on the revised Environmental Protection Law approved in 2020 and the detailed enforcement regulations, the Vietnamese Government is proceeding with the construction of a greenhouse gases (GHG) emission reporting system for business establishments. It is expected that next year, the Prime Minister will issue ...

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 ...

Vietnam’s agriculture: from local to global mindset

Agriculture has always been a pioneer in the Doi Moi (renovation) process, contributing significantly to achievements in poverty reduction and food security in Vietnam.In the time of globalization and integration, Vietnam aims to develop agriculture on a green, low-emissions foundation to contribute to realizing its ...

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