Environment and natural resources

Forests and forestry

National forest service payment mechanism generates 120 million USD annually

The Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system implemented at national scale under an USAID project now generates approximately 120 million USD annually to finance the management of approximately 6 million hectares of Vietnam’s forests.The figures were released at an Earth Day event held in the Central ...

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 ...

Forest environmental services to bring about 2.8 trillion VND in 2021

The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) aims to collect 2.8 trillion VND (121.7 million USD) from forest environmental services this year.According to VNFOREST Deputy Director Pham Van Dien, forest carbon sequestration and emission reduction services, a new feature of 2021, will add between 300 to ...

Project to plant 1 billion trees submitted to Prime Minister

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted to the Prime Minister a project to plant 1 billion trees in the 2021-2025 period. Specifically, 690 million trees will be planted in both urban and rural areas, and 310 million trees in concentrated forests.The Ministry of ...

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Cor ethnic people dedicated to protecting the forest

Located 1,400m above sea level, Cà Đam mountain in Trà Bồng District, Quảng Ngãi Province is home to many rare and precious herbs, plants and animals. They have been protected for hundreds of years by the Cor ethnic people in Quế Village. According to Hồ Quang ...

Thirty tourism units sign commitments on environmental and wildlife protection

Representatives from 30 travel enterprises and conservation organisations signed a commitment to support tourism with high responsibility regarding theenvironment, nature and wildlife protection on December 17.The commitment highlighted the respect for nature, ecosystems and local culture in tourism business activities as well as the prohibition ...

New resources for forest protection

Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam ...

Forest environmental service fees scheme promotes forest protection in Vietnam

The revenue from forest environmental service fees has become a sustainable financial source, contributing to increasing the value of the forestry industry as well as the country’s GDP growth, according to Nguyen Chien Cuong, an official of the Vietnam Forest Protection and Development Fund (VNFF).It ...

Lawmakers concerned over forest losses in light of central floods

Forest protection issues were in the spotlight on Tuesday in the National Assembly, amid public concern that the loss of forests had contributed to the devastation from floods and landslides in the central region in recent weeks.Responding to lawmakers’ concerns, Minister of Agriculture and Rural ...

Rao Trang 3 accident suggests a reconsideration of small hydropower projects

Hydropower is meant to not only generate renewable energy but also contain floods and regulate water currents. Yet aside from the pros, it has its cons which are deforestation, population resettlement and adverse effects on the natural aquatic environment, to name but a few.Human impacts ...

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