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Seaports told to remove scrap containers
The Việt Nam Maritime Administration has ordered all seaport management agencies to quickly deal with the huge backlog of imported scrap containers across the country. Owners were told to transport the containers out of Việt Nam immediately. Any delay could pose a risk of serious environmental pollution.
Plastic waste must be recycled
Plastic waste is a resource that needs to be collected, sorted and recycled. Non-reusable solid waste (including plastic waste) should be moved to a waste treatment plant.
Ministry of Transport sets stricter emission standards, old cars to disappear from circulation
The Vietnam Register (VR) has submitted to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) the second draft of the Prime Minister’s Decision on the plan to heighten emission standards. It is expected that the decision would cover two subjects - used import vehicles and vehicles in circulation.
Green construction materials the way forward
Vice President of the Viet Nam Association for Building Materials Thai Duy Sam speaks to Kinh te & Do Thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) newspaper about the need to use green construction materials.
Sustainable Oceans: Protecting Vietnam’s coastal environment and improving livelihoods
Coastal fisheries are a primary source of livelihood and an important source of protein for many coastal communities in Việt Nam. However, in a number of provinces in the early 2000s, competition over resources, compounded by environmental degradation, led to near-depletion of some higher-value fish species.y. As a result, many small-scale fishers were forced to abandon their operations seeking other sources of livelihood.
World Natural Heritage Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park: 15 years of conservation and promotion of heritage values
Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park is a natural heritage that Quang Binh has been endowed with. It is home of many spectacular landscapes, a diversity of fauna and flora, as well as evidence of the tectonic formation of lithosphere over hundreds of millions of years.
Solutions to hasten the development of the Vietnamese green bond market
Green bonds have become widely used in the world at the moment and are considered a financial instrument to raise funds for environmentally friendly projects. The capital raised from green bond issuance is committed to programmes that aim at enhancing adaptation to climate change and minimizing its impacts, such as clean energy, public transportation and clean water.
CHANGE - Joining the community in environmental protection
In the framework of the event honoring "50 Most Effective Business Companies in Vietnam" and the talk show "CEO Dialogue - Leadership Style" taking place on the evening of June 7, 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, the Center of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE) has been honored to be voted as "Vietnam's Best Environment Organization in 2017".
Reducing the use of plastic bags in Hoi An - A success story rooted from the consensus of the people
Cham Islands are a bright spot in the country for the effective implementation of the Program on "Reducing the use of plastic bags". Cham Islands' success story has been replicated in wards and communes in Hoi An, which is honored as World Cultural Heritage.
Green growth requires investment from the private sector
The development of industry 4.0 and climate change have heavily affected the world’s economy. In that context, green growth has become a top-priority concern for all countries in the world and businesses have been given greater responsibility to drive an economy towards green growth.
Workshop exchanges experiences in developing coastal ecosystems
Experiences in improving the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities were shared at a workshop in Hanoi on August 24 that reviewed the third phase of the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) initiative.
Photo contest highlights importance of natural conservation
An award ceremony was held in Hanoi on August 25 for a photo contest with the theme of natural conservation and development by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, provincial Departments of Natural Resources and Environment, and photo clubs.
Developing solar power in Việt Nam
As of June 10, 2018, 100 solar power projects had been added to provincial and national power development plans, a move to realise the Prime Minister's Decision 11/2017/QD - TTg on mechanism encouraging solar power projects in Việt Nam.
Ministry to inspect waste import activities
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will conduct inspections of the Vietnam Environment Administration along with 64 organisations and 10 departments relating to natural resources and the environment during the performance of legal regulations on environmental protection while importing waste as production materials.
Việt Nam deems climate change adaptation mandatory for survival: Official
Việt Nam is a country vulnerable to the effects of climate change and as such, it considers adaptation a mandatory requirement to survive, said an official of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
GMS countries implement ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution
The seventh ministerial meeting to coordinate the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries joining the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution took place in the central coastal city of Da Nang on August 29.
Co-management model of marine protected areas in Việt Nam
Marine protected area (MPA) is a type of nature reserve defined of boundaries on the sea, islands and coastal areas to protect the marine biodiversity. Protecting marine biodiversity is one of the most important functions of MPAs, because they create a favorable environment and habitat for fish and other species to grow and thrive.
UNIDO partners with Việt Nam in sustainable industry development
The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of co-operation between Việt Nam and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Việt Nam has received the positive and active assistance of UNIDO in many sectors such as industry, agriculture, environment and education and training.
Together, let us protect the right to life of the wildlife
On March 19, 2018, Sudan - the world's last male white Northern rhinoceros - died at the age of 45 (equivalent to 90 in humans), at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya). Sudan's last departure has led another species to become extinct and the last bell toll to awaken the community awareness to jointly protect the right to life of the wildlife.
Sowing the forest seeds
“Sowing the forest seeds” is a reminder to people to consider the origin of wood, paper and other products made from the everyday trees. Today, human’s consumption of wood products is destroying the homes of wildlife in particular and the Earth in general.
Circular Economy
The global economy today is largely based on a linear, take-make-waste model in which over 60 billion tons of natural resources are extracted per year, and over 13 billion tons of waste are disposed into landfills, incinerators, and waterways.
Prospects for Việt Nam - GCF cooperation
By the end of June 2018, Việt Nam was one of the ten Asian countries (Out of 33 countries in the region) to successfully access funding of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Natural Resources and Environment Sector strives for implementing an action plan for National Green Growth Strategy
The National Green Growth Strategy was issued by the Government on 25/9/2012 by the decision 1393/QD-TTg. It focuses on three groups of main tasks in the period of 2001-2020 with a vision for 2050: reducing greenhouse gas emission intensity and promoting clean and renewable energy; greening production, and greening consumption.
Natural resources and environment in green development policies in Viet Nam
Green development is a current neccessary trend. Green development considers natural resources and environmetal (NR&E) protection as a centre and a foundation for ecconomy activities and living quality improvement. In a transition from brown to green development, many issues exist, of which three main issues related to natural resources and environmental protection policies are greening development policies, greening development indicators and environmental protection planning implementation as a basis for other development planning.
Enhancing marine plastic waste in Việt Nam
Marine plastic waste has become a global threat. Việt Nam coastal zones is facing increasing marine plastic waste issue. This leads to enormous socioeconomic consequences and requires solutions for enhancing marine plastic waste control.
Need for transforming business as usual economy to circular economy
This is a message delivered by Chair and CEO of Global Environment Facility (GEF) at the 6th Assembly and related events from 23-29/6/2018 in Da Nang. The Vietnam Environment Administration Magazine (VEM) has interviewed her for a more insightful information about circular economy and recommendations for Việt Nam in addressing environmental challenges in the coming period.
The 6th GEF Assembly - Orientations for global environmental protection in the next four years
Taking place for a week with a series of meetings and related events, the 6th Global Environment Facility (GEF) Assembly ended successfully on 29th June 2018. This is the most important global environment event hosted by Việt Nam with about 1,500 high level participants from nearly 180 GEF member countries and major international organizations.
Act together for a Resilient, Sustainable and Life-affirming Planet
Speech by H.E Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening session of the 6 th GEF Assembly in Da Nang on 27 June 2018
Hà Nội plan to clean Kim Ngưu River
The Việt Nam Association for Urban Planning and Development wants to revive Kim Ngưu River, one of the worst polluted in the city, by improving water quality in a 1.2-km section and creating a public space along the riverside.
USAID promotes Chí initiative to drive down demand for rhino horn
The USAID Wildlife Asia on 28 August launched the third phase of the Chí initiative, a communication programme to help decrease consumer demand for rhino horn in Việt Nam.
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