Pollution and waste

Air pollution

Air pollution cuts Hanoian lifespan by 2.5 years: study

Life expectancy among Hanoians is reduced by 2.49 years on average due to exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), a recent study indicates.“Research on the impact of air pollution caused by PM2.5 dust on public health in Hanoi in 2019” by the Hanoi-based non-profit organization ...

Minh Nga

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 ...

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 ...

Environment Ministry proposes promoting eco-friendly vehicles

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed launching support policies and preferential programs for the use of vehicles powered by renewable energy to ease air pollution, according to a report the ministry has sent to the PM.The ministry also proposed the prime minister ...

Vietnamese scientist offers new research method to study effects of air pollution

Dr Tran Manh Tri from the University of Natural Sciences and his co-workers are studying the appearance of phthalates, called the ‘silent killer’ in indoor air, which can give predict their impact on human health and indoor air quality in the future.The important result of ...

Thien Nhien

New app to monitor air quality launched

The General Department of Environment under the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched a new application called Envisoft to track environmental stats.Besides displaying the air quality index (AQI) updated hourly and providing a graph of the AQI value movement of previous hours ...

"World's Largest Lesson" on sustainability comes to Việt Nam

As many as 1,000 secondary school students nationwide will learn about global goals for sustainable development at the global event “World’s Biggest Lesson” to be held for the first time in Việt Nam in September and October in HCM City.With the theme “Define Your Eco Vibe”, the participants will be offered chances to ...

Heat inversion worsens air pollution in Hà Nội: report

Many studies in Hà Nội have shown that heat inversion is one of the main causes for recent sharp rises in pollutants, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).In a report released on Wednesday, the MoNRE said that in order to comprehensively ...

Communication training course on clean air protection

The Live and Learn centre and the German Development Cooperation Organisation (GIZ) jointly opened a training course in Hanoi on July 4 for reporters and communication officers to increase public awareness of clean air protection.The two-day course provides information about the cause and impacts of ...

Seminar discusses air pollution, community health

The Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) and the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) has co-organised a seminar on air pollution and community health in Hanoi.The March 30 seminar was a direct dialogue with doctors and experts on the issue, particularly the ...

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