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Published on 22 September 2020 by Hoang Vu
The Mekong Delta, Vietnam's agriculture hub, needs $4.7 to $6.7 billion in 2021-2025 for smart projects to tackle climate change, the World Bank says. A report released by the bank last week says there are considerable opportunities for further development of the Mekong Delta region, which spans 3.94 million hectares (9.7 acres) and is home to 17.5 million people, or a fifth of the country’s…
Published on 15 August 2020 by VNA
Vietnam expects to have more regulations on investment and managing green cities and climate-resilient urban areas as the Ministry of Construction is compiling a draft decree on the issue. The draft revised decree on Investment, Management of urban development would replace the current one from seven years ago. According to the Ministry of Construction, Decree 11/2013/ND-CP regulates investments in urban development but does not have…
Published on 15 August 2020 by VNA
The updated NDC of Vietnam identifies mitigation measures for the 2021-2030 period, and strategic adaptation tasks and measures to minimize damage caused by climate change that are specific to each sector. The Prime Minister on July 24, 2020 approved Vietnam’s updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Accordingly, by 2030 Vietnam will reduce 9 percent of its total greenhouse gas emissions compared to the Business-As-Usual Scenario (BAU),…
Published on 15 August 2020
Vietnamese young people should take actions to protect the environment towards enabling a better Vietnam for future generations. This was highlighted by participants at a celebration held in Hanoi on August 12 by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the United Nations in Vietnam to mark 2020 International Youth Day. This year’s celebration has the theme “The Vietnam we want in 2030: The…
Published on 22 July 2020 by VNA
Ho Chi Minh City is carrying out multiple methods and programmes to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions in its aim to create a "clean, green and beautiful" city. Nguyen Thi Thanh My, deputy director of the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that environmental programmes implemented since 2016 aim to reduce 70 percent of the total volume of emissions by transport. The…
Published on 22 July 2020 by VNA
Enhancing state management on climate change is one of the major measures set in the national plan on climate change adaptation for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050, recently issued by the Prime Minister. The plan emphasised the integration of climate change adaptation into strategies and planning schemes, the investment in adaptive activities, science and technologies, and the improvement of public awareness of this issue.…
Published on 2 June 2020
When Vietnam takes over the ASEAN chairmanship in 2020, the country outlined five priorities to be executed throughout the year. Among all, strengthening the institutional capacity of ASEAN and leveraging the Industrial Revolution 4.0 to address inequality, are the most challenging goals to be realized within a year. Other scholars such as David Hutt, meanwhile, even pointed out that Vietnam’s most important goal is to secure a united…
Published on 23 March 2020
Vietnam has introduced legislation to advance its greenhouse gas reduction goals as per the Paris climate accord, decreasing worries the fast-growing nation’s reliance on coal would stymie those efforts. Vietnam has introduced legislation to advance its greenhouse gas reduction goals as per the Paris climate accord, decreasing worries the fast-growing nation’s reliance on coal would stymie those efforts. The legislation includes a draft Law on…
Published on 9 March 2020
As a child, Nguy Thi Khanh used to lie in the grass in her Vietnamese village and watch toxic emissions from nearby coal plants float past like clouds. Today she is one of the few voices in Vietnam taking on the industry -- a rare female climate crusader pushing for renewables in a country where dirty energy is on the rise. At 43, she has…
Published on 17 December 2019
Tran Thi Phuong Tien remembers when the floods came. Sitting at her cafe in Hue city, where she roasts her own coffee beans and serves sizzling beef that draws customers from the other side of the Perfume River, she recalls how Tropical Storm Eve hit the coast in October of 1999, pounding the region with more than its monthly average of rain in just a…
Published on 20 September 2019
Vietnam Renewable Energy Week 2019 was launched on September 17, in Hanoi, as an activity to respond to contribute to the implementation of Government policies on renewable energy development in Vietnam. The event, running until September 20, was jointly organized by the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA), Vietnam Climate Action Alliance (VCCA) and the Working Group on Climate Change (CCWG). This year's event aims to…
Published on 30 May 2019 by INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE (CIAT)
Through cost-saving practices for coffee, rice, corn, and livestock production, Vietnam can take steps to meet Paris Agreement commitments, says a study that highlights climate action potential for agriculture, forestry and land use in SE Asia As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase…
Published on 11 April 2019
NDO – As a leading attractive destination in the region, Vietnam has seen spectacular and strong growths in tourism and defined green tourism as a ‘key’ for the sector’s sustainable development. According to the Institute for Tourism Development Research, green tourism is known as tourism development based on the rational and efficient exploitation of natural resources, in association with environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, the reduction…
Published on 26 September 2018
Keeping up with climate change in Vietnam Trin’s business is vital for driving greater public and political support for climate change mitigation in Viet Nam. With 3,444 km of coastline, the country is highly vulnerable to climate-related calamities. In June 2018, heavy rains, flash floodsandlandslides devastated the northern highlands, claiming the lives of 14, destroying over 736 hectares of crops and causing economic losses of…
Published on 3 September 2018
The damage was part of a series of landslides and flash floods in June and July that killed nearly 70 people and submerged thousands of homes in Vietnam’s northern provinces, including Lai Chau, where Ky’s family lives. Vietnam is already intensely exposed to disasters, but environment experts say climate change is making extreme weather increasingly frequent, unpredictable, and more severe. Climate negotiators are meeting…
Published on 24 July 2018
An air quality monitor shows pollution figures on a street in Hanoi, Vietnam May 18, 2018. Picture taken May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Kham “I usually joke with my friends, the more polluted the air is, the more prosperous I get,” said Cao Xuan Trung, a Hanoi dealer in air purifiers, who expects monthly revenue to double by 2020, from 3 billion dong ($131,199) now, a value…
Published on 4 July 2018
The land his family lives on was handed over from his parents. Their house, or what passes for a house, is a cluster of bamboo beams shooting up from the ground and covered with a “roof” of plastic sheets, that shields the family from the elements. Every day, his wife does all the work: from babysitting to feeding the cattle to tending the house, while…
Published on 31 January 2018
The valley, roughly 21 km to the northwest of Điện Biên Phủ City, has gotten warmer over the last decade. The ethnic minority families who were born and grew up in the valley, in poverty, had relied mainly on a single summer-autumn rice season to make a living as the winter was too cold to plant anything. Now they have managed to double their incomes…
Published on 25 January 2018
On a global level, migration to urban areas remains as high as ever: one person in every 200 moves from rural areas to the city every year. Against this backdrop it is difficult to attribute migration to individual causes, not least because it can be challenging to find people who have left a region in order to ask why they went, and because every local…
Published on 23 January 2018
The BIM Group is a leading diversified corporation in Vietnam, successfully establishing its mark in four main business fields namely: Tourism Development & Real Estate Investment, Agriculture – Food, Commercial Services, and Renewable Energy. AC Energy is the Ayala Group’s business arm in the energy sector, with investments in renewable energy and conventional power plants. AC Energy is one of the fastest growing regional energy…
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