Society

Solid waste treatment plant starts work on Ly Son

A solid waste treatment plant officially went into operation on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai on June 4 by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and the district People’s Committee of Ly Son.
Environment

Workshop tackles illegal trade in chemicals, waste

The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly held a national capacity building workshop on controlling the illegal trade in chemicals and waste in Hanoi on October 6.
Corporations urged to improve social responsibility Business

Corporations urged to improve social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an international norm and an important factor for inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Vietnam, Patrick Gilabert, representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), said at the Forum for CSR on consumer confidence on September 19.
Hanoians care for giving up wildlife products Environment

Hanoians care for giving up wildlife products

Most Hanoians were willing to use alternatives to wildlife products if they were available and proven to be effective, according to a survey released on September 8 by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences' Institute of Sociology at a conference in the capital.
Environment

UNDP-funded project targets wetland protection

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project on the conservation of critical wetland areas and linked landscapes with the aim of establishing two more wetland preservation areas in northern Thai Binh province and central Thua Thien-Hue province.
Experts discuss mercury emission control Environment

Experts discuss mercury emission control

Experts gathered in Hanoi on November 5 to share information on curbing environmental pollution caused by mercury emissions and realising the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Society

Workshop discusses environmentally friendly cities

Environmental experts and scientists discussed the establishment of a set of appropriate criteria to evaluate the environmental sustainability of Vietnamese cities at a conference in Hanoi on November 21.