Environment and natural resources

Pollution and waste

Experts joint drafting decree to concretise environmental protection law

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is calling for contributions to a draft Government’s decree to concretize a number of articles in the amended Law on Environmental Protection that was approved by the National Assembly last November. The online newspaper Tài nguyên & Môi ...

Businesses to take gas emission inventory in 2022

Vietnam from 2022 will produce gas emission inventory for five major fields.This is the result of a meeting to collect proposals and recommendations from environmental experts and nearly 200 enterprises for the draft decree about greenhouse gas reduction and ozone layer protection, held by the ...

Promoting recycling market for domestic solid waste

The market for domestic solid waste and recycled products from domestic solid waste has been formed in Vietnam, thereby, creating added value from solid waste while contributing to enhancing the management of domestic solid waste.In previous decades, domestic solid waste management policy often aimed to ...

Việt Nam pilots initiatives to reduce plastic waste and marine litter

On Friday (9/4) delegates presented work between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), the Delegation of the European Union to Việt Nam and Expertise France on policy development as well as recommendations for four pilot projects in HCM City, Hà Nội and Phú ...

2021 National Environmental Report to focus on air quality

The Việt Nam Environment Administration said air quality was selected as the focus for its 2021 report because the administration’s initial assessment showed air pollution in some big cities was at poor levels during 2016-20, impacting people’s health.The report will evaluate the main sources of ...

Efforts made to secure equitable, sustainable management of rivers

In the face of growing pressure on water resources in recent years, authorities in Vietnam, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), have been striving to ensure the equitable and sustainable management of rivers nationwide.Economic development and rapid urbanisation over recent years have ...

Zero waste systems could create more than 18,000 jobs in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City could create more than 18,000 new jobs if the city were to recover 80 percent of recyclable and organic material in its waste stream, a new study has revealed.The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) said its new study shows that ...

Construction waste should be recycled: experts

As Việt Nam is undergoing infrastructure development which brings mounting waste, recycling construction waste is necessary because it will not only take advantage of the resource but also protect the environment, experts have said.A National Strategy for Integrated Management of Solid Waste has been introduced by ...

Vietnam hosts international conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans

The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26.Within the ...

Facts about renewable energy

At present, renewable energy plays an important role in meeting people’s increasing demand for energy. Renewable energy resources are abundant and available in the nature and exist in many forms. Of which, solar power, which is nearly inexhaustible and is being exploited in many parts ...

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