Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Vietnam takes steps towards net zero emissions

The issuance of the national plan on the implementation of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use is another step taken by the Vietnamese Government towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Under the plan, the area of downgrading natural forests restored and upgraded ...

Deforestation reduction remains challenging

Being active in more than 65 countries, REDD+ allows people who protect local forests to receive payments, usually from developed countries. REDD+ aims to make forest protection more economically attractive than deforestation. The total value of the program’s activities is estimated at 2.9 billion USD.A ...

National plan issued to implement Glasgow declaration on forests, land use

Vietnam will closely manage natural forests, and gradually deal with forest and land degradation by 2025 as set in the freshly-approved national plan on the implementation of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use.The declaration was launched at the United Nations Climate Change ...

HCM City’s Can Gio reserve nominated as Ramsar site

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has nominated Can Gio Biosphere Reserve on its outskirts as a Ramsar site, a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.It includes a mangrove area of nearly 35,000 hectares with an abundance of ecosystems and wildlife, and ...

Over 600ha of forest in Binh Thuan to be felled for national reservoir project

The important national Ka Pet Water Reservoir project in My Thanh Commune of Binh Thuan Province’s Ham Thuan Nam District was decided by the National Assembly to invest in 2019. More than 619 hectares of natural forests including special-use forests, protected forests and production forests ...

Dan Thuy

OP-ED: Central Highlands development: Sustainable livelihoods to ward off instability risks

The Central Highlands, home to nearly 6 million people, needs thorough solutions to issues related to land use, agro-forestry-fisheries development, and ecological environment protection in order to deal with risks of instability in security and order.According to Secretary of the Party Committee of Dak Lak ...

The man with practical initiative to protect Can Gio forest

With a smartphone, it is now easy for Bui Nguyen The Kiet to monitor the status of 35,000-hectare Can Gio mangrove forest and manage patrolling missions in each zone.Kiet wished to apply technology into the forest management task, leading to the birth of the initiative ...

Huong Vuong

EU deforestation regulation – new opportunity for Vietnam’s agriculture

Supply chains of timber, wood products, coffee, and rubber of many countries will encounter many challenges in meeting the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). However, this is also a great opportunity for Vietnam to expand export markets if it is well prepared to satisfy the new ...

Expanding payment mechanisms for ecosystem services to bolster conservation efforts

In a bid to enhance the conservation and restoration of natural ecosystems and diverse wildlife within the country, the application of payment mechanisms for environmental services rendered by forests is being recommended for broader ecosystems.The Forest Protection and Development Fund has been instrumental in deploying the ...

Vietnam’s forest coverage remains at 42.02%: agriculture ministry

In 2022, Vietnam had 14,790,075 ha of forest area, of which 10,134,082 ha were natural forests and 4,655,933 ha were planted ones, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced in a decision on June 20. The total area of forest meeting standards for calculating forest ...

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