Thailand: Roadmap to tackle plastic waste approved World

Thailand: Roadmap to tackle plastic waste approved

The Thai Cabinet has approved a roadmap to tackle plastic waste in the years 2018-2030 to reduce the use of plastic and end the use of certain types of plastic because of its increasing harm to the environment.
Blue growth crucial to national economy Business

Blue growth crucial to national economy

Blue growth, or growth of the sea-based economy in an effective and sustainable manner, is important to Vietnam’s economy as the sea plays a crucial role in both economic and security terms for the country.
Green economy breeds sustainable development Business

Green economy breeds sustainable development

The Communist Party and the Government of Vietnam have since long ago integrated green economy in their guidelines and policies, which have been turned into actions by sectors and local administrations.
Measures urged to minimise agricultural pollution Environment

Measures urged to minimise agricultural pollution

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has asked agencies under the ministry to roll out urgent measures to minimise and end environmental pollution and degradation due to agricultural activities.
Revised power plan: more renewable energy Society

Revised power plan: more renewable energy

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called on ministries and agencies to closely supervise the country’s power demand to ensure national energy security and meet socio-economic development needs
Business

Farmers reap gains from new model

Tran Van Quang, a farmer in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, has increased his profit from rice farming by at least 18 percent since he began to apply a new farming model developed locally.
Environment

Vietnam strives to reduce CO2

From improving institutions to devising detailed plans for each sector, Vietnam is making every effort in order to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.
Society

Urban areas in urgent need of greenery

Vietnam’s urban areas are in urgent need of greenery, forestry experts said, citing very low green coverage in most cities in the country, at an average 0.5 sq. m per capita compared to “green urban” standards of 10 sq. m.
Bac Lieu tackles climate change Environment

Bac Lieu tackles climate change

The Southern province of Bac Lieu are implementing 16 projects worth 3.3 trillion VND (166.9 million USD) during the 2012-2020 period in an effort to address climate change.
German agency aids climate change mitigation project Environment

German agency aids climate change mitigation project

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Germany Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on June 10 launched a project worth 4 million EUR (5.4 million USD) supporting nationally appropriate climate change mitigation actions in Vietnam.