Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

First program to generate carbon credits from rice cultivation piloted

On June 11, Deputy Director Trinh Duc Toan of the North Central Agricultural Science and Technology Institute said that the unit is coordinating with Green Carbon INC to implement a program to improve farmers’ lives by generating carbon credits from rice cultivation. This is the ...

Translated by Anh Quan

VN coffee growers double income with carbon-emission reduction scheme

Vietnam is the world’s top exporter of Robusta coffee, earning nearly US$4.2 billion of export revenue in 2023. If switching to carbon emission reduction production, the income of coffee farmers could double.The production of coffee with reduced emissions towards selling carbon credits has taken its ...

Tam An

'Green transformation is vital, businesses have to fight': experts

Besides active moves from the Government to promote green transition, the need to change public awareness and accelerate green transformation is considered a vital factor for Vietnamese businesses if they don’t want to be left behind.Sustainable development has become a top goal of many countries. ...

Hanh Nguyen

A group of agriculture students succeed in planting grass to absorb toxins in the soil

A group of students from the Việt Nam Academy of Agriculture have successfully tested growing a type of grass that can effectively absorb toxins from fertilisers and pesticides that pollute soil and water.The seven students, Vũ Hoài Nam (team leader), Nguyễn Minh Xuân, Nguyễn Trung ...

'Green' industrial zones becoming a reality in Vietnam

Of 418 IZs licensed so far, 298 have become operational. In recent years, Vietnam has become a bright spot in the FDI map, which has brought strong growth of the IZ real estate market. The keywords ‘xanh’ (green) and ‘thong minh’ (smart) are the two major ...

Coconut garden can yield $25,000 from carbon credit sale

Selling carbon credits is no longer far-fetched for Vietnam. The country earned trillions of dong from selling carbon credits in late 2023. Mekong Delta is not only a rice granary, but also the homeland of coconut trees. All parts of coconut trees, from trunks to ...

Tam An

Circular economy plays important role in net-zero plan

Promoting a circular economy that contributes to the country’s net-zero commitment will bring many benefits to Vietnam and businesses. VietNamNet would like to introduce the viewpoint of Nguyen Dinh Dap, PhD, from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS).Circular economy can help reduce business overproduction ...

Nguyen Dinh Dap

Renewables – key to green development in Mekong Delta

Renewable energy is seen as a sustainable choice for the Mekong Delta region to respond to environmental challenges, given that the country’s rice and fisheries granary has lost up to 300 million USD to prolonged drought and extreme salt intrusion.According to the annual Mekong Delta ...

Environmental audit to be effective management tool in Vietnam

An environmental audit is well established in countries with modern industries, but is very new to developing countries including Vietnam.According to the Vietnam Environmental and Marine Sciences Institute (VISI) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), such an audit aims to determine the ...

Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) for 2023 announced

The northeastern province of Quang Ninh has topped the 2023 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) drawn up by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) for a seventh time in a row, the chamber announced on May 9. The 2023 report on PCI and Provincial ...

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