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JETP mobilises US$15.5 billion to support Vietnamese green transition

Leaders from Vietnam, the UK and the European Union (EU) on December 14 announced a new ambitious Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)

US Presidential Envoy John Kerry: clean energy will help attract more investment

US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, who is paying a visit to Vietnam, spoke to local media about the US’s support to Vietnam during the process of energy transition.

Companies stumped by GHG emission obligations

Although the Vietnamese government is advocating the development of a low-carbon economy, many businesses are scratching their heads over applying proper solutions to make their performance more environmentally friendly.

Net zero emissions: a strong commitment from Vietnam

Vietnam made a commitment to net zero emissions - Net Zero by 2050 - at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). This will have a significant impact on the way energy is used in the country.

Global climate efforts now underway

With its strong commitment to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a net-zero level over the next three decades, Vietnam has begun to receive assistance from the international community in order to materialise this strategy,

Environmental working group proposes carbon trading system

The Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) Environment Working Group proposed developing an emissions trading system (ETS) and a carbon credit market.

Three-year free registration for zero emission vehicles

Three years of free registration fees shall be applied to electric cars purchased or acquired from March 1, 2022.

HCM City struggles to implement motorbike emission checks

HCM City has been piloting a free-of-charge motorbike emission test to remove old and poor quality vehicles from the roads, reducing emissions into the air and improving environmental quality. However, there have been some bumps in the road. 

Vietnam preparing for a greenhouse gas emission reporting system

Faced with worsening air pollution, Vietnam is developing a system to monitor and manage greenhouse gas emissions. 

Recalling of outdated vehicles in Vietnam faces obstacles

Regulations on recalling outdated motorbikes took effect on January 1, 2018 under Decision No. 16 of the Prime Minister, but the recalling of outdated vehicles remains a “mission impossible”.


Vietnam strictly controls vehicle emissions to improve air quality

The Ministry of Transport has implemented a series of measures to control the emission of pollutants from motor vehicles, Head of the ministry’s Department of Environment, Tran Anh Duong, has said.

Outdated vehicles still run on streets of Saigon

Super-old motorbikes without lights or mirrors carrying bulky things still run on the streets of Saigon, threatening the safety of others.

Recall of obsolete motorbikes at a standstill

Recalling old substandard motorbikes to ensure traffic safety and reduce air pollution is a necessity, but this cannot be done easily because motorbikes are the livelihood of the poor.

Hanoi to subsidise replacement of old motorbikes

Owners of motorbikes more than 18 years old and failing to meet emission standards in Hanoi may receive a subsidy to purchase a new bike under a programme proposed by the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Charges proposed for gas emitters

A plan for collecting an emission-related fee in Vietnam will require the relevant ministries to speed up work.

HCM City seeks to reduce vehicle emissions

The HCMC Department of Transport is mulling over a scheme to control emissions from scooters and motorbikes on a trial basis.

Greenhouse effect management needs new forestry policies

The program on payments for forest environmental services (PFES), supervised by the Vietnam forest protection and development fund (VNFF) at the national level with coordination of 44 provincial funds, has seen positive results, reports have found.

Euro 4 emission-standard vehicles may not have fuel by early 2017

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has spent four years to prepare for the application of Euro 4 emission standards, but many problems still exist.

Vietnam, World Bank sign emission reductions pact

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam will launch a carbon-finance programme that will help green the country's national electricity grid in a commercially sustainable manner.

NAMA - opportunity for Vietnam to reduce exhaust emissions

In the context of the non-refundable aid decrease from developed economies, the implementation of NAMA would be a good solution for Vietnam to receive financial support and technology transfer.