Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 14 Life below water

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 ...

For a non-plastic waste marine environment

Marine pollution in Vietnam due to plastic waste continues to increase, having significantly affected the ecosystem, organisms and people’s health over recent years.Waste from land and marine-based sources; the capacity to manage it, collection and treatment of waste; public awareness about protecting the marine environment ...

Facebook joins MRC to raise awareness about flood, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and Facebook on August 31 launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The collaboration, the first of its kind, aims to raise awareness among ...

Vietnam proposes audit on water resources in Mekong River basin

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) proposed that an audit on water resources in the Mekong River basin be conducted by the agency called “ASOSAI’s cooperative environmental audit in Southeast Asia in the 2020-2021 period”, at the 55th Executive Board meeting of the Asian Organisation ...

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks ...

Youth and Innovation for Ocean initiative launched

UNESCO has launched the “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” initiative to promote the role of young people and young scientists in putting forward innovative and practical solutions to reducing, reusing, recycling, and managing plastic waste in coastal regions of Vietnam.The initiative is under a partnership ...

Seminar discusses supervision and evaluation of SDGs on environment

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (IPONRE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a seminar giving guidance on the supervision and evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the environment in Hanoi on February 27.Through the seminar, experts, scientists ...

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 ...

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 ...

Education model introduced to reduce plastic waste

The Meet Vietnam Association, the Loyola University Chicago and the International Geographical Union held an international symposium in the central province of Binh Dinh on August 19 on reducing ocean plastic waste: education model for educationalists. As part of the event, scientists and environmentalists from US ...

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