Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

PM requires action be taken against illegal forest destruction, encroachment

The Prime Minister’s Directive 05/CT-TTg has required ministries, sectors and localities to strengthen forest management and protection, and urgently take action against illegal deforestation and encroachment on forest land. The newly-issued directive said there are serious violations of regulations on forest protection in some provinces, ...

5-million-euro sustainable landscape project set for Central Highlands

A project to strengthen integrated sustainable landscape management through a deforestation-free jurisdiction in the Central Highlands Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces was launched on Friday (3/6).The project will be implemented over four years (2022–2026) in Lâm Đồng and Đắk Nông provinces. The project’s targets ...

Concrete maker proposes industrial complex adjoining world-recognized national park

A concrete maker in the Mekong Delta has proposed the building of an industrial complex next to a world-recognized national park, despite warnings of severely negative environmental impacts.The proposal submitted by the Ha Thanh Concrete Company in Dong Thap Province would have the industrial complex ...

Ngoc Tai

Bankable projects offer sustainable development for local people

About 325 households in the mountainous districts of Quảng Nam Province have benefited from the business-community cooperation on sustainable farming of rattan while protecting primary rattan from long-term exploitation.The Landscape Resilience Fund (LRF) is a collaboration between WWF and South Pole, implemented in the Central ...

Reforestation planned to replace forestlands cleared in construction of North-South Expressway

The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a report on converting forests, forest land and wet-rice land for the North-South Expressway in 2021-25.Accordingly, the Government proposed changing the land use purpose of 1,054 hectares of forest to ensure no major impact ...

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

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 ...

Quang Nam proposes removing protective forests for construction

The central province of Quang Nam is proposing to remove 1,600 hectares of protective forests to make room for construction.Le Tri Thanh, chairman of Quang Nam, said the area of protective forests in the east of the province spans over 3,600 hectares. Of this, 2,875 ...

Dac Thanh

Vietnam takes steps towards carbon credit market

Vietnam’s carbon market is expected to thrive in the near future, given that the country has large forest reserves and many corporations stand ready to pour billions of US dollar to purchase forest carbon credits from Vietnam. It was estimated that Vietnam will be able ...

Việt Nam must scale-up budget for climate change adaptation

Việt Nam increased its public expenditure for climate change in 2016-2020, however, more investment is needed to address climate risks and to mobilise more support from international and private sources, according to experts at a workshop held on Friday (11/3) to launch a report on ...

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