Programme promotes actions for green Ha Long
Training on waste collection and classification, a contest on initiatives to reduce plastic rubbish and beach clean-up campaigns were featured at the programme “Action for a Green Ha Long: Towards zero-waste tour programmes” organised in Ha Long Bay, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on June 14.
IUCN launches event calling for zero waste
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has organised a programme to introduce the zero-waste concept to companies in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
USAID-funded project helps minimise plastic waste in Thua Thien-Hue
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a non-refundable assistance package worth 53,858 USD for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to implement a project to recycle urban waste.
Forest database key for Việt Nam
Vietnamese people can control their own forest resources, ensure food security and diversify their income by using Management Information System for Forest Sector in Việt Nam (FORMIS).
International partners join Việt Nam to combat plastic pollution
Dozens of embassies and international organisations marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution.
Action month on environmental protection launched in Binh Dinh
An action month on environmental protection was launched in the south central province of Binh Dinh on June 4, themed “Resolving pollution caused by plastic and nylon”.
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Students and lecturers from five of Việt Nam’s traditional medicine universities developed communications strategies to combat the use of illegal wildlife products in traditional medicinal treatments.
Hoi An bicycle project wins global award
The ‘Establishing Comprehensive Bicycle Plan and Free/low-cost Bicycle Sharing Programme in Hoi An city’ project scooped the Global Urban Mobility Challenge Award of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative.
Environment protection needed in tourism development
More tourists now choose national parks as their destinations, which is a positive signal but also exerts pressure on ecosystem and environment.
Main tasks and solutions on environmental protection in 2018
With the determination of the whole political system, the efforts of the Government, Ministries, sectors and localities, the environmental protection in 2017 has achieved many outstanding results.
Measures taken to preserve biodiversity in U Minh Thuong National Park
As many as 140 hectares of forest will be planted in U Minh Thuong National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang in 2018, while various measures will be carried out to preserve biodiversity in the park.
Vietnam’s practical activities in response to Earth Day
Nearly 2,000 volunteers collected waste at public places in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on April 22 in response to Earth Day 2018 which has the theme of “End Plastic Pollution.”
Việt Nam and US launch first energy security dialogue
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong and Sandra Oudkirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Energy Resources of the US co-chaired the first Vietnam-US Energy Security Dialogue in Hanoi on March 30.
Prime Minister puts focus on natural disasters
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has ordered ministries, sectors and localities to use their resources more efficiently to better cope with natural disasters, which are striking the country more frequently and severely due to climate change.
Việt Nam struggling to protect water resources
Việt Nam is struggling to find solutions, especially ‘green’ solutions to address challenges in water resources management with environmental damage, climate change and unsustainable water exploitation driving the water-related crisis.
Water pollution alert sounded nationwide
Water found in some 71 per cent of Hà Nội’s wells is contaminated with higher than permitted levels of phosphate. This was revealed in a research conducted by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment.
JR.NBA Vietnam presented by Dutch Lady promotes active lifestyles to youth
On March 19, 2018, the National Basketball Association announced that the Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball returned to Vietnam for the fifth consecutive year with the presenting partner of Dutch Lady, one of the brands of FrieslandCamina Vietnam.
National land database to be completed in 2020
According to Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, in two years’ time, a national land database will be completed and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level would be available.
Over 2,000 youngsters respond to Earth Hour Campaign 2018
More than 2,000 youngsters in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at a ceremony in the city on March 10 to launch the Earth Hour Campaign 2018.
VN boasts nearly 12,000 marine species
Scientists have found nearly 12,000 Vietnamese marine creature species, including animals and plants, through studying the country’s marine biological resources, reported the Vietnam News Agency.
Mekong Delta braces for salt intrusion
Authorities and people living in the coastal areas of the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have taken several measures to prevent saltwater intrusion, including building of dams.
Việt Nam to celebrate World Water Day 2018
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and localities nationwide will organise activities to celebrate World Water Day 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’ - exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Spring in remote Si Ma Cai mesmerises
Si Ma Cai District in Lào Cai is often called the twin sister of Sa Pa. While Sa Pa is a well known tourism destination, its sister Si Ma Cai is a hidden beauty that still retains its serenity and originality.
Localities nationwide launch New Year tree planting festival
Many provinces and cities across Vietnam, on February 25, simultaneously held the annual New Year tree planting festival, initiated by the late President Ho Chi Minh in 1960.
Vietnam seeks new approaches to natural resource preservation
A seminar on the inclusion of natural capital in planning infrastructure development was held in Hanoi on February 7.
ADB supports waste-to-energy plants in Vietnam
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Vietnam on February 2 revealed that it has signed a 100 million USD loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in first- and second-tier cities in the Mekong Delta region.
Accelerating Green Growth and strengthening cooperation in Viet Nam
Over the years, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has supported Viet Nam in Vietnam Green Growth Strategyimplementation, capacity building and green growth initiatives promotion.
Wildlife NGOs demand strict punishment for trafficking leader
16 international and non-governmental organisations working for wildlife conservation in Việt Nam signed a joint letter urging strict punishment for Nguyễn Mậu Chiến and his accomplies for transnational wildlife trafficking. This was announced by Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV) on 22 January.
Hotels, resorts threaten rare primates
Recent rapid construction of more than 20 hotels and resorts in Son Tra Nature Reserve is threatening the survival of highly endangered langurs and other wildlife. Human activities, such as illegal logging and hunting, also continue to badly affect the lives of the primates and wildlife in the reserve.
Incentives needed for SMEs to join green growth projects
Incentives are needed to encourage small- and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) to join green growth projects, said Hoang Thi Hong, Director of the SME Development Fund (SMEDF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
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