Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 14 Life below water

State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

Vietnam ready to join talks on global treaty on marine plastic waste

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has approved a plan for Vietnam to proactively prepare for and take part in the building of a global agreement on ocean plastic pollution.The Government leader signed Decision No 1407/QĐ-TTg to approve the plan with a view to ensuring sufficient ...

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

First report on maritime environment, national islands completed

The report, the first of its kind to be launched after the 2015 Law on Natural Resources, and Environment of Sea and Islands took effect. It was built based on the DPSIR (drivers, pressures, state, impact, and response model of intervention) framework, a causal one ...

Mekong Delta long-term future relying on renewables

The latest draft of the country’s Power Development Plan 8 (PDP8) puts focus on renewable energy development – however, the Mekong Delta should see more attention in the development of renewables to protect its assets in the long run.In the view of Le Anh Tuan – ...

Master plans built to promote efficient use of marine space, resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted an online conference on March 4 discussing the building of a national marine space plan and a master plan on the exploitation and sustainable use of coastal resources in 2021-2030 and vision to 2045.According to General Director ...

Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance

Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...

Viet Anh

Seminar seeks ideas on water resource security for sustainable development

Experts and scientists gathered at the annual seminar of the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) on December 17, to contribute ideas for water resource security for sustainable development.Speaking at the event, head of the VRN Executive Board Dr. Dao Trong Tu said the seminar provides a ...

Vietnam hosts international conference on tackling plastic waste pollution in oceans

The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands, in coordination with the UN Environment Programme and the World Wide Fund for Nature, hosted an international conference in both online and in-person formats on solutions to handling plastic waste in East Asian seas from November 24-26.Within the ...

Seminar discusses measures to promote sustainable development of water security in Vietnam

A seminar, themed “Water security for the sustainable development of Vietnam”, was held in Hanoi on October 29, featuring the participation of over 200 delegates. The event was held by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) in collaboration with the Non-government organisation ...

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