Measures proposed to address food security vulnerabilities exposed by COVID-19 in SE Asia

A core element of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), food security, now looms as a priority for Southeast Asia, particularly after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, according to an article published on The Diplomat online news magazine.Experts stressed that COVID-19 stopped any progress made ...

Upstream Mekong dams worsened wet season drought: report

Upstream dams severely restricted water flow between 2019 and 2021 during the wet season, exacerbating drought conditions created by the lack of rainfall, a new report says.Stimson Center has operated the Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM) since late 2020. MDM’s natural flow models show that wet season ...

Viet Anh

Environmental working group proposes carbon trading system

On February 21, Michael DiGregorio, head of the VBF’s Environment Working Group emphasised the proposal for the European Commission’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), which is meant to contribute to the achievement of climate neutrality by 2050 and is expected to play an increasing role ...

Action plan to help with implementation of national green growth strategy

To help carry out the national green growth strategy, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is making a national action plan on green growth for 2021 – 2030 to be submitted to the Prime Minister this April.Green growth encourages a responsible lifestyle, the formation of ...

Việt Nam considers setting up renewable energy centre to realise net-zero carbon commitment

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has been asked to coordinate with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) on setting up a renewable energy centre. The centre will improve human resources training and technology transfer, and share legal experience and national governance ...

Mekong Delta should become role model in climate change adaptation: Minister

The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Local agriculture officials pointed out certain problems such as ...

A year of environmental progress

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has made tremendous efforts to fulfill its tasks, contributing to the country’s economic targets for 2021.  Here are the highlights for the sector from last year.Natural resources managementStrong commitment at COP26Land use planningNew directive on hydrometeorologyWater management incorporated ...

Vietnam pushes for energy restructuring: official

Vietnam is determined to restruct its enegy sector, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An at the 4th High-Level Meeting of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) held in Hanoi on January 24.An important highlight of the function was the introduction of ...

Half of Mekong Delta permanently submerged with 100cm sea level rise

The “2020 version of the climate change scenario” report released this week by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry specifies that a 100 cm rise in the sea level could leave 47.29 percent of the Mekong Delta permanently flooded. Vietnam’s coastal average sea level rise ...

Minh Nga

Việt Nam to pilot carbon trade exchange from 2025

Việt Nam plans to set up and pilot a carbon trade exchange from 2025, according to a new Government decree on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and Ozone layer protection. The document stipulates several articles of the Law on Environmental Protection and maps out a roadmap ...

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