Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

US$2.9 million funded to build resilience to natural hazards in central Vietnam

A workshop was held in Quang Tri province, on July 24, to kick start the third phase of the ‘Building resilience to natural hazards in Central Vietnam’ project. With a budget of roughly US$2.9 million, the third phase of the project is being implemented in 20 ...

Minister requests drawing out drought map for central region

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the Directorate of Water Resources (DWR) to draw out a drought map for the central region during a working session with ministry-level units in Hanoi on July 22. Cuong said the World Meteorological Organisation forecast that ...

Central Vietnam provinces writhe under probably most serious salt intrusion

Central Vietnam has been repeatedly battered by heatwaves and a shortage of rain since the beginning of summer, which resulted in serious drought and saltwater intrusion in many localities. The most serious effect of saltwater intrusion, when saline water moves into drinking or agricultural water ...

Vietnam proposes establishing global network on ocean-sea data sharing

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc proposed an initiative to form a global network on sharing data on oceans and sea, towards a global framework on preventing marine plastic waste at a discussion on climate and environment within the framework of the G20 Summit in Osaka ...

Over 50 green startup ideas honoured

The Vietnam Women’s Union collaborated with the Vietnam Climate Innovation Centre (VCIC) to organise a ceremony in Hanoi, on June 24, to honour 51 creative ideas at the third Proof-of Concept (PoC) competition under the theme “Women and the future of green economy”.Launched in January ...

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds first plenary meeting in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held the first plenary meeting in 2019 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 19 under the chair of the commission’s chairman Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. An important task of the VMRC ...

Mekong Delta should shift towards adapting to climate change: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a conference reviewing two-year implementation of the Government’s Resolution 120/NQ-CP on climate resilient and sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.He said there is a need for measures to improve public awareness on climate change and spread effective models ...

WB helps develop urban infrastructure in Vietnam’s provinces

The World Bank (WB) Board of Executive Directors has approved a 194.36 million USD credit package to help four secondary cities in Vietnam build critically-needed municipal infrastructure and strengthen urban planning, the WB said on June 12.Approximately 200,000 residents are expected to benefit directly from ...

Hanoi strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

With a population of over 7.7 million people along with 17 industrial parks, more than 1,300 trade villages, 5.3 million motorbikes and nearly 560,000 cars, Hanoi is suffering from negative impacts caused by climate change.To gradually reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in December 2015, the capital ...

Public involvement in Mekong River water governance discussed

The Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) and the Vietnam Rivers Network held a consultation seminar in Hanoi on May 27 to discuss promoting public involvement in decision-making regarding the Mekong River water governance. Speaking at the event, Chief of the VNMC Office Le Duc Trung said the event ...

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