Pollution and waste

Water pollution

New environmental standards to better protect the environment: Deputy minister

The Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has compiled 15 draft regulations on environment-related standards which will be promulgated this year as a foundation for the implementation of the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection that takes effect from the beginning ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Innovation Challenge launched to tackle plastic pollution in ASEAN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on June 24 launched an ASEAN-wide innovation challenge to deal with plastic waste in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Koh Samui (Samui Island) in 2020, followed by Indonesia and ...

Stronger actions urged to reduce plastic waste in aquaculture sector

Experts and researchers gathered at a national conference held in the central city of Da Nang on October 20 to discuss measures to reduce ocean debris from aquaculture activities. The conference delivered a detailed report on environmental pollution in 11 protected marine areas, providing important statistics ...

ASEAN ministers agree on prioritised actions for environmental sustainability

The 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 15) and related meetings concluded in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on October 9 and released a joint statement.In the statement, the ministers acknowledged the achievements and progress of regional environmental protection and cooperation on a number of environmental issues, in ...

Education model introduced to reduce plastic waste

The Meet Vietnam Association, the Loyola University Chicago and the International Geographical Union held an international symposium in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 19 on reducing ocean plastic waste: education model for educationalists. As part of the event, scientists and environmentalists from US ...

Action plan for marine debris reduction to be built

The Government has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands to design a national action plan on reducing marine debris towards 2030. The draft plan of actions sets seven major tasks, including strengthening communications to enhance public ...

2019 Vietwater exhibition opens in Hanoi

The 2019 Vietnam international water and environment exhibition (Vietwater) opened in Hanoi on July 24 with the participation of more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries and territories. The exhibitors will showcase products and technology for desalination, sustainable water supply, industrial and urban water management, urban ...

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