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Revenue from carbon credits distributed to localities

Vietnam has received a 51.5 million USD payment from the World Bank for verified emissions reductions – commonly referred to as carbon credits – for reducing 10.3 million tonnes of CO2 in the 2018-2024 period. According to Director of the Department of Forestry under the ...

Vietnam moves to protect personal data with new law

Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security is pushing for the development of a Law on Personal Data Protection. The proposed law aims to safeguard citizens’ personal data rights and prevent the misuse of information that infringes on the interests of individuals and organizations.The proposed law is ...

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Coconut industry moves towards sustainable development

Coconut trees are seen in many localities across Vietnam, mostly in the Mekong Delta and the central coast region. However, the coconut industry including the value chains from planting, purchasing, processing, consumption, and export, has long been developing spontaneously without specific, clear planning. As consumer demand ...

Mid-term 2024 Population and Housing Census: Collecting information on foreigners living in Vietnam for the first time

Implementing Decision No. 629/QD-TCTK, dated July 14, 2023, of the General Director of the General Statistics Office on the mid-term population and housing survey census for 2024, the GSO will begin collecting data from April 1 to April 30, 2024, in nearly 40,000 areas out ...

ASEAN guidance on empowering women, children launched

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), in collaboration with United Nations offices in Vietnam, on March 28 held a public launch of the ASEAN Regional Guidance on empowering women and children: Delivering quality social work services for those at risk of or ...

First waste-to-energy plant debuted in Thừa Thiên Huế

The central province has put into operation the first advanced technology waste-to-energy plant in Hương Thủy Town as part of the sustainability plan to build a ‘green’ urban area in central Việt Nam.The Phú Sơn waste treatment plant, invested by EB environment energy company from ...

Green economy: finish line cannot be reached overnight

Developing green economy and green agriculture is a ‘growing trend’ in Vietnam which will help it reach the ‘net zero’ goal by 2050 as committed at COP 26. However, many business owners think that it is far-fetched and unnecessary for now. They have to reform ...

VN getting ready for the fourth FDI boom

FDI has been a major growth driver for the Vietnamese economy and is expected to continue the upward trend in the context of rising demand for diversifying the supply chain of multinational manufacturers, in which Việt Nam has increasing appeal with stable macro-economic conditions, and ...

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Vietnam eats forests by planting large timber forests to sell carbon credits

In the story ‘We Have Eaten The Forest’ of a Montagnard village in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, ethnologist Georges Condominas tells about the ancient way of ‘eating the forest’, which is to preserve the forest culturally. Nowadays, the descendants of characters in the story ...

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