Challenges for Vietnam to reduce CO2 emissions

Vietnam needs about 30 billion VND (1.4 million USD) to reduce Carbon Dioxide - CO2 emissions in its industry sector from now to 2020, which is quite a big challenge on its way to achieve a sustainable economic development. A report by the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Vietnam Economic Times.

Vietnam and the race against climate change

Vietnam has experienced unusual weather developments with higher numbers of storms and low pressures this year, which is dubbed as the Pacific typhoon season - an event in which tropical cyclones form in the west of the Pacific Ocean.

UN launches REDD phase 2 in Vietnam

The second phase of the United Nations’ “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (UN-REDD) projects has been officially launched in Vietnam.

JICA-funded forest management project expanded

Officials from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and northern Dien Bien province have agreed to expand their pilot forest sustainable management project beyond selected areas given initial encouraging achievements.

Over 4.4 million USD for limiting carbon emissions

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved a WB-funded project to prepare for the implementation of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation plus ( REDD+) programme in Vietnam.

Transparency helps promote REDD+ effectiveness

Increasing people’s participation and strengthening measures to promote transparency while identifying responsibilities of reporting and preventing corruption are key solutions to the effective implementation of programmes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (REDD+).

EADS Singapore helps VN forecast landslide

The EADS Innovation Works of Singapore (EADS IW), a division of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company pledged to help Vietnam seek methods of biomass measurement and landslide forecast.

WWF helps Vietnam in biodiversity conservation

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Vietnam on June 8 launched the project “Annamites Carbon Sinks and Biodiversity” to avoid deforestation and forest degradation, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.
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Vietnam looks towards green economy

Vietnam should look towards a green economy that harmoniously combines maintaining economic growth and ensuring social welfare with environmental protection and response to climate change.

Central Highlands copes with climate change

A seminar was held in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on May 25 to seek ways to combine climate change and the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme with the region’s development plan.

APFNet helps Vietnam in sustainable forest management

Enhancing forests’ contributions to hunger elimination, poverty alleviation, environmental services and livelihood improvement is the general objective of a project funded by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) in Vietnam.

Vietnam, Laos step up agricultural cooperation

Vietnam and Laos have inked a MoU on boosting their comprehensive cooperation in agro-forestry, fisheries and rural development with a focus on science and technology, training, investment and trade.