Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

Central Vietnam mangrove restoration project wins 2021 Risk Award

A mangrove restoration project that also builds resilience of a disaster-prone coastal community in Thua Thien-Hue Province has won the €100,000 ($118,000) 2021 Risk Award.The project, “Strong roots, strong women: empowering women for community and coastal ecosystem resilience in central Vietnam,” is co-managed by the ...

Nguyen Quy

Close to 108,260 ha of new forest planted during year’s first half

A total of 108,258 ha of forest were planted in the first six months, up 22% year-on-year.Vietnam is working on a project to grow one billion trees nationwide between 2021 and 2025. They will include 690 million trees in urban and rural areas, and 310 ...

Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about 40 percent would ...

Viet Anh

Climate resilience scheme for urban areas approved

The Prime Minister has approved a scheme for climate resilience development in urban areas in the next 10 years. The scheme, which begins this year, focuses on responding to climate change and reasonable use of natural resources to upgrade and develop urban areas, as well ...

Third conference held to discuss sustainable development of Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc talked about a new strategic viewpoint involving eight “Gs” on the development of the Mekong Delta while chairing a conference in Can Tho city on March 13. Eight “Gs” include: “giao thong” (traffic), “giao duc” (education), “giang” (rivers), “gan” (connecting), “giau” ...

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 ...

GEF-funded project proves effective

The “Energy Efficiency Improvement in Commercial and High-Rise Residential Buildings in Vietnam” (EECB) project is expected to complete some of its commitments in 2021.Funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the project’s goals are to reduce the intensity of greenhouse gas emissions from ...

Vietnam actively contributes to ASEAN environmental cooperation

Vietnam will actively join activities of the ASEAN Working Group on Climate Change (AWGCC), as well as continue its coordinating role in performing relevant activities in 2021, according to the ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN)’s office in Vietnam (ASOEN Vietnam Office).This year, within ...

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 ...

T.A

New development model needed for Mekong Delta: study

The Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta needs a new development model to tackle existing challenges it faces and develop in line with its potential, a ceremony held to release the 2020 Mekong Delta Economic Report in Cần Thơ City on December 14 heard. The report ...

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