Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

Environment protection fee proposed for emissions

In response to the evolving economic and social landscape in the country, Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance has announced measures to address the deteriorating air quality in major cities, industrial zones and craft villages. The worsening environmental conditions pose serious threats to public health, inflict damage ...

Green production a way for Vietnam to promote agricultural development: Insiders

The agricultural sector is speeding up restructuring towards a circular and green agriculture to adapt to the global green consumption trend, promote exports and join hands in realising the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, said authorities.Currently, science, technology and innovation is contributing more than ...

Localities join in efforts to fight plastics pollution

Ten localities in Vietnam are taking actions to fight plastic pollution under Plastic Smart Cities (PSC), an initiative put forward by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).PSC, which aims to connect cities and tourist destinations in joint efforts to combat plastic pollution, has attracted ...

GEF helps promote low-carbon circular economy in Viet Nam

A project to accelerate low-carbon circular economy through cleantech innovation towards sustainable development has been launched in Viet NamThe project was jointly developed by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the ...

Carbon tax poses new challenge for VN to boost exports to EU

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is an agreement inclined towards sustainable development. The EU’s CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) has posed a new challenge for Vietnam’s exports to enter the EU market.CBAM will be valid for the transitional period with an aim to control ...

Luong Bang

Modern waste treatment plants: Crucial and urgent

Over 90 percent of waste recycling facilities lack specialized environmental personnel, wastewater treatment systems, and air pollution control systems.At present, the three types of waste that are most commonly recycled are paper, metal, and plastic. Given this scenario, numerous environmental experts contend that to efficiently ...

Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development: WB

With the right policies and strategies, Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development without impeding GDP growth, said Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam Carolyn Turk.The WB has worked very closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

Thuy Dung

Ministerial meeting discusses transboundary haze pollution in Mekong sub-region

The 12th Meeting of the Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-region took place in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on November 30.With the participation of representatives of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, the ...

Vietnam advances in Green Future Index 2023

Vietnam has made progress in the Green Future Index 2023, climbing from its previous 56th position to a commendable 53rd place this year. The assessment looked into 76 countries and territories, evaluating their commitments to sustainable development and carbon dioxide emissions reductions in the foreseeable ...

Nam Nguyen

Green credit - key "pillar" of green economy

Bank capital is considered the “lifeblood” and is extremely important in promoting the country’s socioeconomic development. In the context that Vietnam is promoting the development of industries toward green growth, “green credit” contributes to supporting businesses to develop sustainably.Among the 12 green fields that the ...

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