Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 13 Climate action

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

Vietnam experiences its hottest temperature ever

The Washington Post reported Monday that the record temperature of 110 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in the central province’s Huong Khe District. “A temperature of 110 degrees [Fahrenheit] is enough to soften your crayons, liquefy chocolate and raise the temperature inside a parked car past 140 degrees [Fahrenheit],” ...

Phan Anh

Vietnam hosts int’l conference on surveying for first time

The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Working Week 2019 opened in Hanoi on April 23 under the theme “Geospatial information for a smarter life and environmental resilience”.The event, the first of its kind held in Vietnam by the Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote ...

Models proved effective in helping ethnic women improve their livelihoods and adapt to climate change

Four pilot projects deployed in ethnic minority areas have proved effective in helping local women gain sustainable livelihoods and improve their ability to cope with natural disasters and climate change.The results were announced at a consultation workshop for the project on “Strengthening women’s livelihoods and ...

Trung Hung

Action plan promulgated to develop Mekong Delta’s adaption to climate change

A comprehensive action plan has been promulgated to realise the Government Resolution 120/NQ-CP dated November 17, 2017, on facilitating sustainable development in the Mekong Delta in adaptation to climate change.The action plan defines six key groups of solutions to realise the resolution, focusing on reviewing ...

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