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Published on 4 May 2022
Innovative and business-driven solutions to reduce food waste are critical to enhancing sustainability and reducing environmental impact, said Mark Tattlesall, Deputy Ambassador of Australia to Vietnam, in a workshop on food waste on April 20. Focusing on the UN’s sustainable development goals to halve the amount of food waste by 2025, Future of Food Vietnam gathered social enterprises and international organisations from Australia and Vietnam to discuss how to manage food waste,…
Published on 30 March 2022 Vietnam
Scientists have studied, evaluated and predicted the impact of climate change on wildlife species in Vietnam.The results of the studies conducted by the National Science and Technology Programme on natural resources, environment, and climate change for 2016-2020 showed that 18 out of 51 evaluated animal species were classified as seriously affected by climate change. The primates are the group that suffers the most.An assessment of…
Published on 1 March 2022 by VNA Vietnam
The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Agriculture will remain a pillar of the economy in the coming years, so it needs to grow in a new direction which is shifting from separate development within each locality to inter-locality and…
Published on 31 January 2022 Vietnam
Vietnam is determined to restructure its energy sector, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An at the 4th High-Level Meeting of the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) held in Hanoi on January 24.Gathering more than 150 delegates, the hybrid-format event looked back at achievements and contributions of the VEPG over the past four years of operation as a high-level policy dialogue platform connecting the Vietnamese…
Published on 1 December 2021 by VNA Vietnam
The People’s Committee of southern Ben Tre province has issued a plan to carry out a project on coastal forest protection and development in adaptation with climate change and green growth promotion for the 2021-2030 period.Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Minh Canh said the plan aims to sustainably manage, protect and use 4,368ha of coastal forests while effectively promoting their role and function in…
Published on 3 November 2021 by VNA Staff Vietnam
To help farmers manage climate-related risks such as flooding, drought and saline intrusion, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the Climate-Smart Maps and Adaption Plans (CS-MAP).CS-MAP integrates local knowledge and science-based research to provide location-specific risk maps and adaptation plans for rice production. The project currently covers five ecological regions of Vietnam and was developed by the Ministry’s Crops Production Department and CGIAR Research Program…
Published on 31 August 2021
The south-central province of Ninh Thuan this year plans to increase its forest-cover rate to nearly 50 percent, including 330 hectares of new special-use forest and protection-forest planted in response to climate change.The province targets restoring 4,000ha of damaged forest and 71,400ha of forest under forest-protection contracts this year.Promoting forest protection and development plays an important role in protecting water and soil resources, preventing erosion, limiting the…
Published on 31 August 2021
Vietnam calls on the international community to strengthen cooperation to jointly respond to climate change, Deputy Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said at a regular press briefing held via videoconference in Hanoi on August 19.While answering reporters' questions on Vietnam’s reaction to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s report on climate change in 2021 which was released on August 9, Hang…
Published on 29 July 2021
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang plans to invest 4.92 trillion VND (214 million USD) in infrastructure projects to cope with natural disasters and climate change in the 2021 – 25 period.Funds will be used for erosion prevention, saltwater prevention sluices, freshwater reservoirs, storm shelter areas for fishing boats, and irrigation systems, according to the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.Households in areas prone to natural disaster…
Published on 9 February 2021 Vietnam
It is essential to promote sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the direction of effectively adapting to climate change, given the region’s strategic position in national socio-economic development and security defence, experts have said.Covering a total area of 3.94 million hectares across 13 provinces and city, the region is Vietnam’s largest agricultural production centre and holds an important role for the nation’s economy. However, the region is facing a lot…
Published on 4 February 2021 Vietnam
Vietnam has made progress in weather prediction, extending the typhoon and tropical depression forecasting and warning to between three and five days, according to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration. Government have paid close attention to detailed extreme weather condition forecasting and early warning of natural disasters following the 12th Party Congress document in improving climate change monitoring capacity.Facing more severe weather conditions like floods…
Published on 10 January 2021 Vietnam
The forestry sector should take swift action to build a project on zoning off and protecting natural forests in the time to come, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.Cuong made his request at the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF)’s conference held in Hanoi on January 6 to review its performance last year and launch key tasks for 2021. The minister pointed…
Published on 29 December 2020 Vietnam
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang plans to turn 7,700ha of unproductive rice fields into high-value crops to adapt to climate change and natural disasters in the 2020-2025 period.The province, which is the country’s largest fruit producer, will convert nearly 5,000ha of unproductive rice fields to fruit cultivation, mostly in areas between National Highway No. 1 and Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway, according to the provincial Department of Natural Resources…
Published on 15 December 2020 by Minh Nga Vietnam
The EU and the French Development Agency have signed an agreement with Vietnam to help five of its north-central towns reduce their vulnerability to climate hazards. The program, called Climate-Resilient Urban Infrastructure in north-central Vietnam (CRUIV), comes in the context of the recent devastation caused by natural disasters in central Vietnam, illustrating the importance of building long-term resilience for localities in the region. Financed by…
Published on 10 December 2020 Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City will assess the relationship between the factors that cause climate change and its socio-economic plans to develop long-term responses.Nguyen Thi Thanh My, deputy director of the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, elaborated on the task at a recent meeting held to review implementation of climate change response plans over the last four years and set out orientations and tasks for the next decade.All sectors and…
Published on 3 December 2020 Vietnam
Vietnam has entered the world’s carbon credit trading market after a long period striving for sustainable forest management. This is a major event, marking a positive start in mobilising new resources for forest protection and improving forest quality and sustainable forest management, thereby helping Vietnam realise its climate targets. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility pledged to purchase 10.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from…
Published on 18 November 2020
The Vietnamese Government has committed to joining hands with governments in the region and the world to reduce biodiversity loss by 2030 for sustainable development.Deputy head of the Vietnam Environment Administration’s Biodiversity Conservation Agency and head of Vietnam’s ASEAN working group on biodiversity preservation, Hoang Thi Thanh Nhan, made the statement while attending the 22nd Meeting of the Governing Board of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), held via video…
Published on 9 November 2020 by Phan Anh Vietnam
International climate scientists plan to conduct a study on central Vietnam’s storm-triggered rainfall last month to determine the role of climate change in the region’s extreme weather events. The scientists from the World Weather Attribution group have agreed to conduct the detailed study, which would involve the precise setting of the parameters in space and time of the rainfall episode being studied, along with the…
Published on 5 November 2020 Vietnam
The coastline of Vietnam is increasingly exposed to natural disasters, resulting in significant human and economic losses, but current risk management measures prove inadequate. A new resilience development strategy is urgently needed ─ otherwise, additional economic growth over the next decade in the range of billions of dollars could be wiped away by natural shocks, according to a new report by the World Bank. The…
Published on 11 October 2020 Vietnam
About 6,000 families in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak will benefit from a Green Climate Fund (GCF)-funded project on boosting farmers’ resilience amid water insecurity caused by climate change.The figure was released at a meeting on October 6 between the provincial People’s Committee and a delegation from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to discuss the 33-million USD project on strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water…
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