Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

Seminar seeks to improve firms’ role in climate change response

A seminar on promoting the involvement of pioneering enterprises in natural disaster prevention and control, and response to climate change and epidemics was held in Hanoi on October 15.Agriculture suffers the most consequences of natural disasters while newly-established firms are also the most vulnerable to ...

National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030 adopted

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed Decision No. 1658/QD-TTg approving the National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030 period, vision to 2050.The overall goal of the strategy is to contribute to accelerating the process of restructuring the economy in association with growth model transformation ...

Project targets to plant additional 20,000 hectares of forest in response to climate change

Vietnam will strive to plant an additional 20,000 hectares of forest, including 9,800 hectares of mangrove forest and 10,200 hectares of forest for shielding from winds in the 2021-2030 period.The target has been set under a project on protecting and developing coastal forests to respond ...

Vietnamese children at high risk of climate crisis impacts

Children and young people living in Vietnam are among those most at risk of the impacts of climate change, threatening their health, education, and protection, according to a UNICEF report launched on August 20.“The Climate Crisis Is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate ...

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ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by ...

Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN) has been established, announced the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) chapter in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and The Asia Foundation (TAF).The network, under sponsorship of the UPS Group, is the first one for ...

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 ...

Green Climate Fund offers over US$30 million to strengthen Vietnam’s climate change resilience

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a signing ceremony in Hanoi on May 28 for a project to enhance Vietnam’s climate change resilience, with non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).The ...

Vietnam promotes gender mainstreaming in climate change policies

Gender mainstreaming in climate change policies is crucial to promoting gender equality in Vietnam, according to Deputy Director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) Nguyen Trung Thang.At a workshop held in Hanoi on April 28, Thang said that ...

Global CO2 emissions far off net-zero trajectory

Most countries are nowhere near on track to achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of this century, while many including Vietnam have showed large emissions increases. Net zero has become symbolically and diplomatically important for policymakers, but the goal will remain far out of reach ...

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