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The volunteers who spend their own money to ‘enrich the ocean’

Diving in the deep sea sometimes for eight hours a day, Le Chien and other members of a volunteer group are "repairing and enriching" the ocean.

Enterprises anxious about proposed recycling fees

Vietnamese enterprises are expected to pay VND6 trillion a year in fees for recycling paper, plastics and metal. The fees would be even higher than those in developed countries.

Time to tackle tourist trash

Experts say it is time for agencies to join hands to reduce plastic rubbish and target green and sustainable tourism.

Hanoi ranks 59th out of 63 provinces for people's satisfaction with living environment

According to the Provincial Environmental Protection Index (PEPI 2021), Hanoi ranked 59th out of 63 provinces and cities for residents’ satisfaction with the living environment.

Vietnam’s first-ever environmental protection ratings launched

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has for the first time announced environmental protection rankings based on its own indicators for assessing the results of environmental protection.

Scuba diver spent nearly two decades cleaning up the ocean

Scuba diver Nguyen Van Duc is dedicated to cleaning the ocean and he hopes his work will inspire others to do the same.

Zero waste programme in Vietnam – from movement to habit

Zero waste programme is taking shape in Vietnam to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Let’s find out how the green initiative has changed people’s thinking and habit.

MONRE says draft decree is not burdensome for enterprises

Some businesses have complained that the draft decree of the Law on Environmental Protection would be a heavy financial burden on enterprises.

Environment ministry to step up inspections of industrial sites

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced plans to strengthen inspections of industrial production models with risks of environmental pollution and strictly handle violations in 2021.

Da Nang invests over $653 million to enhance environment

Authorities in the central city of Danang have announced a project to make the city an environmental city during the 2021-2030 period.

The art of earning millions of VND a day through recycling

Cajuput peels, banana peels and old jeans are used by a Kien Giang man to make original paintings, while old tyres are used by a man in Binh Thuan to make tables, chairs and swings.

Senior ASEAN officials meet to discuss environmental issues

The 31st Meeting of ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment (ASOEN 31) and related meetings have begun via videoconference to discuss environmental sustainability.

VN’s updated climate goals aim at maximising the co-benefits of climate action

Vietnam has recently incorporated a new section into its updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 

Leading companies take steps to reduce waste

More companies in Vietnam are carrying out programmes to reduce waste and achieve sustainable, environmentally-friendly operations.

Ministry calls for public to make world cleaner

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan talks about this year’s campaign to make the world cleaner.

Communities may be granted power to monitor environmental protection activities

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering revising the Law on Environmental Protection which took effect in 2014.

Boat crew fined for dumping waste into Ha Long Bay

Authorities in Quang Ninh Province have issued a fine of VND300m (USD13,043) to a local boat for illegally dumping waste mud into Ha Long Bay.


Public needs to be given right to monitor the environment in Vietnam

If the regulations on environmental impact assessment (EIA) are not strict enough and the role of citizens in monitoring the environment cannot be appreciated, environmental scandals will reoccur, experts have warned.

Exotic species threaten native organisms

Vietnam had to spend time and money to eliminate exotic creatures that attacked agriculture in 2019.

Regional collaboration necessary for national environment protection strategy

The national strategy on environment protection should cover more issues other than just biodiversity conservation, waste management and monitoring.