Pollution getting worse in cities
Urban citizens, especially children, are being exposed to higher risks of respiratory diseases as air pollution worsens, experts have said.
HCM City backs building of waste-to-energy plant
​ Ho Chi Minh City will work to create favourable conditions for the Hydraulic - Machine Company to apply the made-in-Vietnam technology for turning waste to electricity, in order to address the issue of waste treatment and environmental protection.
Việt Nam commits to better bear preservation
The Việt Nam Administration of Forestry on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AnimalsAsia on building plans to better protect bears.
New plant species found in Son Tra Nature Reserve
The Southern Institute of Ecology has discovered three new plant species unknown to the world in the Son Tra Nature Reserve during a three-year research and revaluation of its biodiversity
Việt Nam plants additional 90,700 hectares of forest in first half
Vietnam’s new forest areas rose by 4.5% year-on-year to 90,700 hectares in the first six months of 2017 thanks to favourable weather conditions.
Đà Nẵng to have first waste-to-electricity project
The Empire Group and ViDe Bridge Limited Company of Vietnam will implement a project producing electricity from urban solid waste using advanced technology in the central city of Đà Nẵng
Việt Nam has large wind power potential
Việt Nam has huge potential in terms of geography and wind power resources to generate electricity, experts have said.
Bach Ma Park to host saola breeding centre
The Bach Ma National Park has been selected as the site for the world’s only breeding centre for the saola, the extremely elusive forest-dwelling bovine only found in the forests of Vietnam and Laos
Threatened langur species found in Dong Nai province
Tens of black-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nigripes), an endangered species, have been spotted in Chua Chan mountain in Suoi Cat commune of Xuan Loc district, the southern province of Dong Nai.
Central province to protect endangered langurs
Head of Quảng Nam Forest Protection sub-department, Phan Tuấn told the Việt Nam News that the herd, which was estimated to number around 50 individuals, was found living in a 10ha forest in Đồng Cổ Village of Tam Mỹ Tây Commune.
Low-carbon economy in updated Nationally Determined Contribution
Việt Nam plans to develop a low-carbon economy and include climate-change resistance work in its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the Paris climate accords. The information was released by Deputy Head of the Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment , Phạm Văn Tấn at a workshop held on 28 June in Hà Nội.
Review of green hospital model in Việt Nam
The Energy Conservation Centre in Ho Chi Minh City (ECC-HCMC) and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) reviewed outcomes of a pilot project on green hospitals in Vietnam at a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on June 20.
Energy saving project reaches over 70% of set targets
The Vietnam Clean Production and Energy Efficiency Project (CPEE) closed in June 2017, reaching 70% of the total energy saving target and 75% of the CO2 emission reduction target.
JICA helps build circulars on water environment management
Experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins.
Hanoi sets environmental protection goals
The Hanoi Party Committee has promulgated a resolution to enhance environmental protection to 2020 and the following years. The capital will focus on protection and sustainable use of water resources, effective management of discharge sources and cleaning contaminated rivers and lakes.
Invasive alien species become problem for managerial agencies
25 invasive alien species have been reported in Vietnam, including four microorganism species, five invertebrate animal species, six fish species, two amphibian and reptile species, one bird species and seven plant species.
Harmonious tourism, environment protection urged in Son Tra Peninsula
The development of tourism in Son Tra Peninsula of central Da Nang city must be in harmony with environmental and biodiversity protection and sustainable development.
Green Consumption Campaign to change habit of consumers
Ho Chi Minh City's annual Green Consumption Campaign to improve people's awareness about environmental protection will be launched on June 11 at Co.opmart Ly Thuong Kiet, said Sai Gon Giai Phong Deputy Editor-in-Chief Ly Viet Trung at a press brief on May 31.
Central Highlands to plant 12,500 hectares of forest
Locals in the Central Highlands have planned to plant 12,559 hectares more of forests and over 4.57 million scattered trees in this raining season.
EU and France support the tackling of coastal erosion in Việt Nam
Results of scientific studies on coastal erosion issues in the three provinces of Ca Mau and Tien Giang in the Mekong Delta and Quang Nam in the central coastal region were delivered at a national seminar in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province on May 25.
Hà Nội-based UN office gets top green buildings award
The Việt Nam Green Building Council (VGBC) on Monday awarded the Green One United Nations House (GOUNH) a Platinum Lotus Certification, the highest level in the market-based green building rating system. The certificate is in recognition of the Hà Nội-based GOUNH, a high performance green building that enhances the efficient use of resources through smart ecological design and management
Bai Tu Long National Park becomes ASEAN’s 38th heritage park
Bai Tu Long National Park in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been named the 38th ASEAN Heritage Park. The title awarding ceremony was held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the local People’s Committee in Ha Long city on May 19.
Urban Green Growth Model and Indicators for Urban sustainable development
Within the framework of high level conference of Asia Pacific Economy Forum (APEC) 2017 in Ha Noi, the Vice Minister- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bui Thanh Son and the Vice Minister of Construction, Phan Thi My Linh co-chaired the Dialogue on Sustainable Urbanization.
APEC trade policy on environmental services deliberated
As part of the second APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) and related meeting, the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) hosted a Trade Policy Dialogue (TPD) on Environmental Services in Hanoi on May 11.
Việt Nam takes action to save primates
Việt Nam will strive to combat the hunt and illegal trade of primates by 2025, with the goal to reducing hunting by 70 per cent. It will also work towards building three rescue centres to save and release primates back into the wild.
Bear necessities: New dens for rescued bears
Rescued bears in Việt Nam will have more living space with the inauguration of two houses with two semi-natural enclosures at Tam Đảo National Park bear reserve in the Northern province of Vĩnh Phúc.
MONRE to issue list of industries polluting environment
Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has ordered the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to urgently review and issue a list of industries that pose a high risk of polluting the environment. The Ministry was asked to co-operate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Construction and relevant agencies to complete the task.
Central Highlands vigilant at forest fires during dry season peak
The five provinces of Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Lam Dong have conducted inspections of forest protection and fire prevention works.
Canon pushes forest planting in Thanh Hoa
Hundreds of trees were planted at Ben En National Park in the central province of Thanh Hoa during the forest planting festival held by Canon Vietnam in the locality on April 16.
Ho Chi Minh City to publicize pollution data
Ho Chi Minh City will publish air and water quality indexes on 48 electronic screens across the city, starting later this month, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
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