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115 species found in Indo-China: WWF
A beautifully coloured frog found in the limestone mountains of Vietnam, two mole species found by a team of Vietnamese and Russian scientists, and the Vietnamese crocodile lizard are among 115 new species discovered by scientists in the Greater Mekong region in 2016.
New bio-based waste treatment developed by Vietnamese scientists
An agricultural waste treatment that uses bioproducts has been developed by scientists from the Centre of New Material and the Hanoi Gardening Association.
Top 10 natural resources and environmental events in 2017
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the top 10 events of the sector in 2017.
Vietnam needs more green urban development
Only 59 architectural works across the country have been recognised as achieving green standards of domestic and international organisations, including 45 works in the south, 11 in the north and three in the central region.
Sea turtle conservation project to launch
The IUCN plans to launch a communication campaign to promote the non-use of plastic bags as a prelude to its sea turtle conservation programme on Lý Sơn Island in 2018.
Photo books protect Son Tra Reserve
The Vietnam Association of River Basin and Coast Protection plans to publish 300 photo books of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the central city of Da Nang to raise funds for protecting its biodiversity.
Environmental photography contest honours 19 winners
The Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on December 19 honoured winners of the environmental photography contest, which was held under the patronage of the Vietnam Photographers Association.
88 percent of hospitals have effective waste treatment systems
The Medical Environment Management Agency has announced that 478 out of 543 hospitals across Vietnam have well-operating waste treatment systems, accounting for 88 percent of the total.
Southern region leads in green growth action plans
The southern region is leading the country in promulgating action plans to promote green growth, an expert said at a review conference on the implementation of the Vietnam Green Growth Strategy held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 14.
Vietnam's protected forest dwindling
Despite positive reports from authorities on the steady increase of the national forest cover, the size of the country’s protected forest is in fact decreasing at an alarming rate, experts said.
Mekong provinces link up on water management
The Mekong provinces of An Giang and Kiên Giang have worked together to efficiently use water resources, combat natural disasters and cope with their aftermath.
Central region reviews green growth strategy realization
Nearly 100 delegates from 19 cities and provinces in the central region were brought together at a conference in Nha Trang resort city, Khanh Hoa province, on November 16-17, to review the five-year implementation of the national green growth strategy.
HCM City sets environmental protection legal framework ​
HCM City has improved environmental protection by completing a legal framework for the purpose and, in recent times, refusing licences for polluting plants and generally tightening environment management and oversight, and improving management of rivers and canals.
Mekong Delta seeks sustainable development in response to climate change
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a resolution to sustainably develop the Mekong Delta as part of efforts to cope with climate change.
Finland supports Vietnam clean energy
Finnish companies will continue to invest in the development of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, particularly in the conversion of waste to power, according to Finpro, the national trade promotion office of Finland.
Thua Thien-Hue reviews trial dioxin remediation using microbial technology
A workshop was held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on November 13 to look into the outcomes of the trial remediation of dioxin using microbial technology at A Sho airfield in A Luoi district.
Over 10 billion USD needed for water supply, treatment projects
Việt Nam needs up to 10.2 billion USD for the development of water supply and drainage systems to keep up with urban population growth by 2020
Prime Minister approves climate change, green growth programme ​
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has green lighted the target programme to cope with climate change and promote green growth during 2016-2020.
Vietnam to develop natural resources, environment monitoring database
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan on the establishment of a national natural resources and environmental monitoring for 2017-2022
HCM City partners with JICA to mitigate gas emission
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a workshop in the city on October 26 to review a technical cooperation project to support the planning and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation action in a monitoring, reporting and verification manner.
Vietnam attends ASEM seminar on water resources management in Laos
Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung called on the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to take more specific and drastic actions to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Integrated solutions for sustainable development in the Mekong Delta: land, water, energy and climate
The project mentioned by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam in the cooperation plan with the German Federal Republic has three components: Land and water use planning; Water and energy technology; Water and environmental services.
15 smart city building solutions to be suggested for Vietnam
Fifteen teams from eight countries, including two Vietnamese teams, have been selected to present their smart city building solutions at the Demo Day of the Global Smart City Innovation Challenge for Vietnam (SCIC) competition in November.
National plan for Stockholm Convention implementation issued
The Prime Minister has issued a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) by 2025 with a vision to 2030.
France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment
Hanoi will roll out action programmes and plans to improve air quality in the city based on the outcomes of a French-funded air quality assessment project, said a municipal leader.
HN to install additional 70 air monitoring stations
Hà Nội plans to install an additional 70 air monitoring stations to improve air quality, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Project promotes water-electricity saving in Da Nang
A project to reduce greenhouse emissions by encouraging the saving of water and electricity was launched at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on October 10, with the aim to spread the value of choosing a sustainable lifestyle.
VN needs to boost inclusive climate policies
Việt Nam needs to implement policies of climate change mitigation in an inclusive and comprehensive way. Of that, mitigation actions might benefit the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people, experts have said.
Vietnam energy prospects 2017 announced
A report on Vietnam energy prospects has been announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), in collaboration with Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, providing an overview of Vietnam's opportunities and challenges faced in developing sustainable energy.
“Clean Up the World 2017” campaign focuses on rural environment
More than 1,000 people engaged in activities in the northern province of Hoa Binh on September 23 in response to the “Clean Up the World 2017” campaign, which focuses on waste management for sustainable rural environment.
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