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Finland supports Vietnam clean energy
Finnish companies will continue to invest in the development of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, particularly in the conversion of waste to power, according to Finpro, the national trade promotion office of Finland.
Thua Thien-Hue reviews trial dioxin remediation using microbial technology
A workshop was held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on November 13 to look into the outcomes of the trial remediation of dioxin using microbial technology at A Sho airfield in A Luoi district.
Over 10 billion USD needed for water supply, treatment projects
Việt Nam needs up to 10.2 billion USD for the development of water supply and drainage systems to keep up with urban population growth by 2020
Prime Minister approves climate change, green growth programme ​
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has green lighted the target programme to cope with climate change and promote green growth during 2016-2020.
Vietnam to develop natural resources, environment monitoring database
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan on the establishment of a national natural resources and environmental monitoring for 2017-2022
HCM City partners with JICA to mitigate gas emission
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a workshop in the city on October 26 to review a technical cooperation project to support the planning and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation action in a monitoring, reporting and verification manner.
Vietnam attends ASEM seminar on water resources management in Laos
Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung called on the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to take more specific and drastic actions to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Integrated solutions for sustainable development in the Mekong Delta: land, water, energy and climate
The project mentioned by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam in the cooperation plan with the German Federal Republic has three components: Land and water use planning; Water and energy technology; Water and environmental services.
15 smart city building solutions to be suggested for Vietnam
Fifteen teams from eight countries, including two Vietnamese teams, have been selected to present their smart city building solutions at the Demo Day of the Global Smart City Innovation Challenge for Vietnam (SCIC) competition in November.
National plan for Stockholm Convention implementation issued
The Prime Minister has issued a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) by 2025 with a vision to 2030.
France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment
Hanoi will roll out action programmes and plans to improve air quality in the city based on the outcomes of a French-funded air quality assessment project, said a municipal leader.
HN to install additional 70 air monitoring stations
Hà Nội plans to install an additional 70 air monitoring stations to improve air quality, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Project promotes water-electricity saving in Da Nang
A project to reduce greenhouse emissions by encouraging the saving of water and electricity was launched at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on October 10, with the aim to spread the value of choosing a sustainable lifestyle.
VN needs to boost inclusive climate policies
Việt Nam needs to implement policies of climate change mitigation in an inclusive and comprehensive way. Of that, mitigation actions might benefit the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, experts have said.
Vietnam energy prospects 2017 announced
A report on Vietnam energy prospects has been announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), in collaboration with Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, providing an overview of Vietnam's opportunities and challenges faced in developing sustainable energy.
“Clean Up the World 2017” campaign focuses on rural environment
More than 1,000 people engaged in activities in the northern province of Hoa Binh on September 23 in response to the “Clean Up the World 2017” campaign, which focuses on waste management for sustainable rural environment.
USAID helps Vietnam’s central localities combat natural disasters
As many as 33 wards and communes in central provinces will be assisted to combat natural disasters under the second phase of a project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Denmark ready to help VN in sustainable energy development
Denmark is willing to share its experience regarding technologies and products with Vietnam to help the country achieve goals of energy and sustainable growth, said a Danish official.
More Asian openbill storks flock to ecotourism site in Dong Thap
Nearly 100,000 of Asian openbill storks, which are listed as an especially rare species in Vietnam’s Red Book, have been nesting at the Gao Giong Ecotourism Site in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, said Huynh Thanh Hien, head of the site’s management board.
Vietnamese media lauded for role in wildlife protection
The Vietnamese media was lauded for playing an important role in promoting the protection of threatened wildlife, heard a seminar held in Hà Nội on Friday to reveal how media houses can incorporate social responsibility into their work and contribute to combatting wildlife crime.
Pollution from landfill a growing concern
As Việt Nam’s wealth and population have increased, so, too, has something altogether less pleasant: the amount of the country’s waste. With current technology for treating and storing the waste still far behind the country’s needs, dump sites are starting to pose a threat to the environment and to public health.
Việt Nam intensifies efforts to reduce emission
Việt Nam aims to reduce emissions from deforestation and to increase its absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) to 33 million tonnes. The goal was identified during a conference on an emission reduction project in the country’s northern central region held in Hà Nội on Sept 27, 2017.
Localities step up forest planting
Vietnam’s area of new concentrated forests hit 131,000ha in the first eight months of 2017, a rise of 2% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Việt Nam and UK experts talk to fight wildlife trafficking
Experts from government and law enforcement agencies of Vietnam and the UK met at a conference in Hà Nội on September 7 to discuss measures to combat the illegal wildlife trade.
Vietnam shares policies at Asia-Pacific environment meeting
Vietnam has shared its policies to cope with arising environmental challenges facing Asia-Pacific countries at the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 5-8.
Hanoi to have more waste-to-energy plant
A waste treatment plant capable of generating electricity will be built in Nam Son waste treatment complex in Hanoi’s suburban Soc Son district.
Hanoi starves for breath of fresh air
Hanoi’s air quality has been at an acceptable level less than two days a week, according to a newly released document. The data was presented in a report on air quality in Vietnam in the first half of this year.
Rural areas aim to reduce development pollution
Big changes have been recorded in socio-economic development in the Vietnamese countryside. One of the leading factors for change is the rapid modernisation of the country’s primary industry - and the rural areas themselves.
Đà Lạt City wins ASEAN Environmental Award
The central highland city of Đà Lạt in Lâm Đồng Province will be Việt Nam’s representative to receive the fourth ASEAN Environmentally Sustainable City at the fifteenth ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment.
Chàm Island saves threatened turtle
The Chàm island’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) management board started conservation of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) by hatching 450 eggs taken from Côn Đảo Island on August 30.
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