National strategy on environmental protection to 2030 approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a decision approving the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the Government sets targets to prevent the increasing trend of environmental pollution, solve urgent environmental problems, and step by step improve and restore the quality of the environment.

 Objectives of the scheme also include enhancing the country’s capacity to cope with climate change, ensuring environmental security, and building and developing circular, green, low carbon economic models, contributing to achieving the country’s sustainable development goals.

To this end, the strategy gives a number of key solutions, including actively preventing and controlling negative impacts on the environment and environmental incidents, encouraging ecological and circular economic development, green growth, promoting sustainable production and consumption.

At the same time, environmental zoning will be conducted, along with the enhancement of the efficiency of strategic environmental evaluation, environmental impact assessment, and environmental management based on environmental permits.

Facilities with high risks of causing environmental pollution will be strictly monitored, while transboundary environmental problems will be managed, according to the strategy./.