Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 12 Responsible consumption and production

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts in Vietnam

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN), the first aggregation of businesses adapting to climate change in Vietnam, made its debut in Can Tho City, part of the Mekong Delta in the southern region, on Thursday.The network, sponsored by the UPS Group, is a non-profit ...

Vinh Tho - Chi Quoc

Green economy is the trend post-COVID: experts

Vietnamese enterprises should focus on green growth and the green and circular economies that have become a mainstream trend globally, the Green Economy Forum heard in HCM City on Saturday.Experts said a green economy and a switch to green growth would help businesses improve their ...

Boosting development of green modes of transportation

After four months of operation, the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi has attracted more and more passengers. The first electric buses have also been launched to serve people in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. These types of transportation are highly appreciated ...

Quoc Toan

Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world.  The current plastic waste pollution in the country is very serious, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources ...

Thai Binh

Action plan to help with implementation of national green growth strategy

To help carry out the national green growth strategy, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is making a national action plan on green growth for 2021 – 2030 to be submitted to the Prime Minister this April.Green growth encourages a responsible lifestyle, the formation of ...

Experts evaluate Việt Nam's eco-industrial park model

Experts from UNIDO and Việt Nam shared their knowledge to evaluate the eco-industrial park model according to the international framework, at a recent online workshop. The workshop is part of the project “Eco-industrial parks intervention in Việt Nam – Perspective from the Global Eco-Industrial Park Programme” ...

COVID-19 increases existing inequalities: experts

While inequalities have long been present in almost every society, the pandemic has significantly exposed and increased the gaps, especially between those who can afford remote work and those who cannot.The observation was presented by Dr Nguyễn Thắng, Standing Vice-Chairman of the Socio-Economic Advisory Council ...

Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

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 ...

Vietnam aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rice sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development last week held the first workshop on the implementation of Vietnam’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in the rice sector. The workshop was organised in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Climate Technology Center and Network ...

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