Environment and natural resources

Environmental and biodiversity protection

US funds Mekong Delta coastal habitat protection

A project to conserve coastal habitats in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta has been launched with financial support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project, called the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in ...

Minh Nga

Project targets to plant additional 20,000 hectares of forest in response to climate change

Vietnam will strive to plant an additional 20,000 hectares of forest, including 9,800 hectares of mangrove forest and 10,200 hectares of forest for shielding from winds in the 2021-2030 period.The target has been set under a project on protecting and developing coastal forests to respond ...

First report on maritime environment, national islands completed

The report, the first of its kind to be launched after the 2015 Law on Natural Resources, and Environment of Sea and Islands took effect. It was built based on the DPSIR (drivers, pressures, state, impact, and response model of intervention) framework, a causal one ...

Conservation programs put on hold with access denied due to spread of COVID

Biodiversity conservation projects and forest protection in the central highlands region, over the past two years, have been either delayed or suspended as travel and mass gathering activities are limited by COVID-19 prevention measures.Trinh Viet Ty, director of managing director of Kon Chu Rang Nature ...

ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Measures enhanced to protect biodiversity resources

Vietnam is known as one of the countries with high biodiversity in the world. The rich and diverse natural ecosystems are an important source of capital for the sustainable development of many economic sectors in the country. However, the risk of biodiversity degradation is increasing ...

Trung Nguyen, Le Hong

USAID launches environmental conservation projects in Việt Nam

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to facilitate Việt Nam to contribute climate-positive actions to helping address the global climate crisis, according to a recent announcement from the US Embassy in Việt Nam. These new projects will help conserve ...

Vietnam actively contributes to ASEAN environmental cooperation

Vietnam will actively join activities of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC), as well as continue its coordinating role in performing relevant activities in 2021, according to the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN)’s office in Vietnam (ASOEN Vietnam Office).This year, within ...

VEA and UNDP jointly launch biosphere reserves management project

Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in coordination with UNDP launched a Biosphere Reserves (BRs) management project on Tuesday morning (27/10) in Hà Nội.The project “Mainstreaming Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation Objectives into Socio-Economic Development Planning and ...

HCM City to turn Can Gio into sustainable eco-urban area

Ho Chi Minh City plans to turn Can Gio District into an ecological urban area as part of efforts to urbanise it and improve the quality of life for locals. The PM has approved the 9.3 billion USD Can Gio Sea Encroachment Project, which is expected to ...

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