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EU countries have to drastically reduce consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags

21/12/2017

In view of tackling resource waste and littering, EU governments have until 27 November 2016 to adopt measures to cut the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags, and inform the European Commission about it. This is required by the EU Plastic Bags Directive. It obliges Member States to achieve this by putting a price on plastic bags, and/or introducing national ...
EU steps up enforcement and partners with business sector to crack down on wildlife crime

21/12/2017

Recent years have seen a dramatic surge in wildlife trafficking. An estimated 8 to 20 billion euro pass annually through the hands of organized criminal groups, ranking alongside the trafficking of drugs, people. Fuelled by corruption, inadequate governance, poverty and poor enforcement, as well as rising demand in some world regions, wildlife trafficking not only threatens the survival of some em...
Protection and development of Cần Giờ mangrove ecosystem

21/12/2017

Cần Giờ mangrove forest consists of terrestrial and aquatic forest fauna and flora, which was established in the downstream of the Đồng Nai - Sài Gòn river system, located in the Southeast direction/gateway of Hồ Chí Minh City, has an area of 75,740 ha, of which the core zone is 4,721 ha, buffer zone 41,139 ha and the transition zone of 29,880 ha. With diverse, typical and unique fauna and flora s...
Potential and outlook of eco-tourism in Việt Nam

21/12/2017

Ecotourism is one of the tourism models that increasingly develop and attract international and domestic customers. It is considered as an effective solution for ecological environmental protection towards sustainable development through the reduction of pressures on natural exploitation, meeting the requirements of tourists and local people while participating in ecotourism.
Suntory PEPSICO Việt Nam: Sustainable development is our commitment, target and action

21/12/2017

With a business strategy targeting sustainable development and harmony between nature and human life, Suntory PepsiCo Viet Nam Factory in Bac Ninh Province (Suntory Pepsico Bac Ninh) has concentrated its investment on environmental protection and energy saving. The company has also implemented many projects that benefit the local community to create a clean environment for the Vietnamese people. T...
Promote the role of businesses in environmental protection and green growth

21/12/2017

Promoting the role of enterprises in environment protection is the key to resolving urgent issues due to the current conditions of the environment, especially in the context that State budget spending on environmental protection has been reduced and tightened. Therefore, it is important for enterprises to attach green growth and sustainable development to their business operations in order to soci...
In 2016, almost 90% of new power in Europe from renewable sources

21/12/2017

Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewables
Renewable energy in China

21/12/2017

China is taking considerable steps to shift to a law-carbon growth strategy based in the development of renewable energy sources. The outline of 11th Five year Plan (2006 - 2010) allocated a significant share of investments to green sectors with an emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Improving policy mechanism to promote solar energy development in Việt Nam

21/12/2017

In addition to electricity source such as thermal power, hydro power… the development of solar power plays an important role in contributing to the national electricity system and promoting the development of energy types and reducing greenhouse gas emission and protecting the environment.
Ministry of Planning and Investment: : Promoting green growth and low carbon development

21/12/2017

Việt Nam is one of countries that are seriously affected by climate change. To join the world’s efforts in environmental protection, Việt Nam has developed the “Green Growth Strategy” to overcome environmental pollution, to reduce greenhouse gas emission, to prevent sea level rise… in order to develop sustainably
IUCN launches wetlands project

21/12/2017

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched a regional project to enhance the resilience of wetlands in Lower Mekong countries on the occasion of World Wetlands Day (February 2).