Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

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 ...

Raising public awareness of natural disaster preparedness

Competent authorities should work to raise public awareness as well as improve their forecasting capacity against natural disasters in the context of extreme and unpredictable climate change, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong said in a letter penned for the 72nd anniversary of ...

ASEM agreed  on promoting economic and social inclusion

On May 16, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference on “Promoting Economic and Social Inclusion in Asia and Europe” was taken place in Nha Trang city. The conference was co-hosted by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and ...

Manh Hung - Tuan Anh

National week for disaster prevention and control launched

The national week for natural disaster prevention and control 2019 was officially launched in the northern port city of Hai Phong on May 14. The week aims to raise public awareness of the efforts to build a society resilient to natural disasters for sustainable development.Keep reading   ...

Support programme for climate change response needs adjustments

A workshop held in Hanoi on May 9 highlighted the need to adjust the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC) to better suit the current situation.Through the consultations, ministries, sectors, and development partners shared the view that the SP-RCC needs to be closely ...

University sets up station to monitor greenhouse gas emissions

The University of Science under the Vietnam National University-HCM City has set up the first greenhouse gas monitoring station in the buffer zone of the Láng Sen Wetland Reserve in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.The station was set up with the co-operation of ...

Boosting Mekong Delta sustainable development

After more than a year of implementing the Government’s resolution 120/NQ-CP on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in response to climate change, up to now, the Mekong Delta has gained a number of achievements. It is necessary to build a new rural scheme for ...

Anh Quang

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