Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

Vietnam eats forests by planting large timber forests to sell carbon credits

In the story ‘We Have Eaten The Forest’ of a Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, ethnologist Georges Condominas tells about the ancient way of ‘eating the forest’, which is to preserve the forest culturally. Nowadays, the descendants of characters in the story ...

Mekong Delta incurs $3B annual losses due to salt intrusion

The Mekong Delta region is facing a staggering economic setback, with researchers estimating annual losses exceeding VND70 trillion ($2.96 billion) due to salt intrusionThe findings, presented by the Water Resources Science Institute under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment at a Friday conference ...

Gia Chinh

Vietnam capable of earning US$200 mln per year from carbon credit trade

Vietnam is capable of selling some 40 million carbon credits for a revenue of US$200 million annually, the Department of Forestry has calculated.It said the country has freshly signed an emissions reduction purchase agreement with Emergent, a non-profit intermediary engaging between tropical forest countries and ...

Agriculture ministry wants to sell 5.9 million tons more of carbon dioxide

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has reported to the government about the signing of documents on transferring 10.3 million tons of CO2 to the World Bank which will bring turnover of VND1.25 trillion.In the report to the Prime Minister on the implementation ...

Tam An

Việt Nam has first more than US$41 million from selling forest carbon credits

A total of US$41 million in carbon credit sales is the first forest proceeds from six north central provinces from the emission reduction agreement with the World Bank. This money is transferred to localities to pay forest owners, local people and communities to manage, protect and ...

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

Vietnam adopts climate-friendly solutions following Global Cooling Pledge

Vietnam is one of the first 63 countries to join the Global Cooling Pledge proposed by President of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) Sultan Al Jaber within the framework of COP28 recently held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Under the ...

New solutions reduce GHG emissions from shrimp ponds: Research

New farming solutions have helped reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 17% in extensive shrimp farms and nearly 11% in intensive farms, according to a research on monitoring GHG emissions from shrimp farming ponds.The research is part of the “Energy transition and climate change ...

Seminar to discuss putting ESG commitments into action

A seminar is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on November 9 to discuss the implementation of commitments on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) components and putting them into action. The event, to be held by English language daily Viet Nam News, will see the participation ...

Climate, human activities identified as key causes of Mekong flow changes

The Mekong River has experienced increased dry season flow and reduced flood season flow under the impact of both climate change and water infrastructure development, a new study has found.The Mekong River Commission (MRC) and its upstream counterpart, the Lancang-Mekong Water Resources Cooperation Center (LMC ...

Minh Nga

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