Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

WB’s Vietnam Development Report 2019 launched

The Vietnam Development Report (VDR) 2019: Connecting Vietnam for Growth and Shared Prosperity was co-launched by the World Bank (WB) and the Ministry of Investment and Planning in Hanoi on January 15.The report is a series of flagship analytical and policy reports by the WB ...

Vietnam ranks sixth in Global Climate Risk Index

According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020 (CRI) report announced at the ongoing 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain, Vietnam has worsened from 9th spot in the CRI 2019, which reviewed 1998 to 2017, to 6th in ...

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds second plenary in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held its second plenary meeting in 2019 in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on December 3.The meeting heard experts’ reports on water use strategies of Thailand and other regional countries, and the consultation process for the Luang Prabang hydropower ...

Vietnam joins hands with Mekong nations to fight drought

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand have drawn up a joint strategy to manage drought at the Mekong River Commission.The strategy, for 2020-25, which was approved on Wednesday, has been agreed at a time when the region is going through one of its worst droughts with ...

Minh Nga

Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2019 launched

Vietnam Energy Outlook Report 2019 (EOR), one of the outstanding results of the cooperation between Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade and Denmark’s Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, was launched in Hanoi on November 4.The EOR presented three scenarios to achieve the goal of ...

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.Dapice said a study released by Utrecht University ...

ASEAN ministers agree on prioritised actions for environmental sustainability

The 15th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 15) and related meetings concluded in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on October 9 and released a joint statement.In the statement, the ministers acknowledged the achievements and progress of regional environmental protection and cooperation on a number of environmental issues, in ...

Hanoi sets up weather warning system

The Institute of Geophysics at the Ministry of Science and Technology has successfully built a modern warning and monitoring system to collect input data for forecasting heavy rain and flooding in Hanoi. The modern monitoring system includes two X-band radars, eight stations for measuring electric fields, ...

Le Diem

Workshop discusses impacts of climate change on economic development

Experts discussed the impacts of climate change on economic development in Vietnam using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model at an international workshop at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) on September 30.CGE is an economic model that uses actual economic data to estimate how an ...

Volunteering day calls for youth’s actions against climate change

The Global Volunteering Day 2019 took place in Hanoi on September 29, calling on the young to join hands in dealing with climate change. The annual event was organised by the Volunteers for Peace Vietnam (VPV) and the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS), with the support of ...

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