EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism brings both challenges, opportunities

The European Union (EU)’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) transition period will begin on October 1, 2023, and from 2026 this program is expected to become permanent.According to the mechanism, businesses have to report the amount of greenhouse gases in their imported goods, if this ...

Translated by Hong Son

Mekong Delta carefully coping with El Nino

The Mekong Delta is entering the flooding season with 1m of water lower than this time in other years. This signals grave challenges brought by El Nino and asks for practical solutions to fight against unpredictable weather in the near future.The National Center for Hydrometeorological ...

Digital transformation for establishment of smart rural areas

The Central Committee of the VN Veterans Association yesterday held the discussion ‘Digital Transformation to Upgrade Rural Areas towards the Smarter Countryside in the 2021-2025 Period’ for 15 provinces of the Central Highlands and Central region.At present, the percentage of citizens using online public services ...

Translated by Yen Nhi

Project helps enhance access to clean water, energy, food in Lower Mekong Basin

A Vietnamese delegation attended the second regional consultative forum on the “Triangular Cooperation on Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong Basin based on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus” in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 31. The event also brought together representatives from the United Nations Office for ...

Gaps remains in State budget disclosure policy, implementation: Research

The legal provisions related to State budget disclosure, accountability and people’s participation in state management and the budget cycles are relatively complete, but there is still a number of gaps between legal documents and their actual implementation, according to research on the policies of State ...

Remarkable progress made on sustainable development goals

Việt Nam has made remarkable progress in terms of meeting the sustainable development goals, but more work is needed in a number of areas.In 2023, the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) highlighted Việt Nam’s significant strides in areas like poverty reduction, provision of clean water, infrastructure ...

Vietnam issues ISO standards to realise net zero commitments

The Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality under the Ministry of Science and Technology has issued International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) standards regarding climate change adaption. The standards named TCVN ISO 14090:2020 contain principles, requirements and guidelines to instruct organizations and sectors to adapt to climate ...

Second phase of low-carbon projects benefit communities in Vietnam

UK Minister of State for Energy Security and Net Zero Graham Stuart has just introduced the second phase of the Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) program at a launch event in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 with the presence of alumni from the CFA’s ...

Digital transformation for workforce through enhanced vocational education

The online learning platform has attracted more than 15,100 people since its launch, and nearly 3,000 students and workers in industrial zones are guided in learning on the platform.They are parts of the results of the project “Supporting the Government of Việt Nam in ...

National plan issued to implement Glasgow declaration on forests, land use

Vietnam will closely manage natural forests, and gradually deal with forest and land degradation by 2025 as set in the freshly-approved national plan on the implementation of the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use.The declaration was launched at the United Nations Climate Change ...

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