Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

Việt Nam to sign emissions reduction purchase agreement

Việt Nam will be the fifth partner in the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to sign an Emissions Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA), according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn.Under the terms, if Việt Nam ...

Central Highlands district achieves efficiency in growing forests

Man-made forests in Dak Lak province’s M’ Drak district offer stable incomes to local residents who are allowed to exploit them while increasing forest cover. The district, which has the largest afforested area in the Central Highlands province, has 15,000ha of man-made forests, mostly with ...

Việt Nam aiming for a transparent and legal wood industry

Việt Nam is aiming to build a transparent and legal wood industry to support exports of timber products and bolster the domestic timber manufacturing industry.To facilitate exports of this key product, Việt Nam is trying to build the Việt Nam Timber Legality Assurance (VNTLAS) system ...

Global standard launched to boost nature-based solutions

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has unveiled a global standard providing benchmarks for nature-based solutions (NbS) to global challenges. The new IUCN Global Standard will help governments, business and civil society ensure the effectiveness of NbS and maximise their potential to help address climate change, ...

Forest environmental services policy changes the lives of northwestern people

Forty-one of the country’s 63 provinces have established a forest-protection and development fund to look after nearly 6 million hectares of trees, according to report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.The policy was first introduced in Việt Nam in 2008, requiring hydro-power plants, water-supply companies and ...

Vietnam ready to carry out REDD+

A meeting was held in Hanoi on June 26 to review the project on support for preparing the readiness to carry out the international framework “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+) in Vietnam Phase 2 (FCPF-2).The FCPF-2 project aims to assist relevant agencies ...

Forestry sector focuses on creating high-yield trees

Scientific research and technology transfer for the forestry sector in the 2021-2030 period will focus on the hybridisation of new varieties, giving priority to planting high-yield, good-quality and pest-and-disease preventive capable tree varieties, said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan. ​Luring ...

Mid-term rural, agricultural survey to begin on July 1

A mid-term survey on rural areas and agriculture will be carried out in Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces from July 1, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced. The survey will see direct interviews with households engaged in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, while staff at commune People’s Committees will file ...

Minister calls for forest protection and management efforts

Central Highlands localities need to raise the responsibility among forest owners and management to improve protection and development of the areas.The region boasts great potential for forestry-based economic development as it plays an important role in protecting the local ecosystem, biodiversity and water resources, and ...

Deforestation continues to rage in Việt Nam

Việt Nam will mark four years of natural forest closure this July, a measure to reverse severe deforestation. A total 58 localities closed their natural forests from July 2016, following Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s order which aimed to halt wood exploitation by State agencies, including ...

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