environmental protection

Update news environmental protection

Although pollution, solid and hazardous waste management has been strictly implemented, and nature and biodiversity conservation has been enhanced, Vietnam's environmental sector still has shortcomings and limitations, according to experts.

Sea encroachment projects in Quang Ninh result in environmental concerns

Having many shallow coastal areas and alluvial flats, the Northern Province of Quang Ninh has had a series of large-scale sea encroachment projects to build urban and tourist areas in recent years.

Aviation ground services to go green to meet compliance

airport enterprises, and those providing specialised aviation services at airports are required to carry out environmental impact assessment and be provided with environmental license or environmental registration.

Producers to be subject to recycling obligations

A workshop was held by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MoNRE) in HCM City on August 15 to promote the Extended Producer Responsibility (ERP) Act among manufacturers and importers under the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection.

Man collects litter on seabed to protect marine life

A Nha Trang man, who was upset that waste had been the main factor in the death of many sea animals, has been picking up garbage on the ocean floor for 20 years, and hopes his actions can inspire others.

Inspiring environmentalist works hard to raise public awareness

For the past 20 years, 37-year-old Nguyen Ba Hoi has been working hard to mobilize people to join hands to protect the environment.

Vietnam among 20 countries with largest plastic waste discharge

Vietnam discharges about 1.8 million tons of plastic waste each year. It is one of 20 countries with the largest amount of plastic waste in the world. 

A year of environmental progress

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has made tremendous efforts to fulfil its tasks, contributing to the country’s economic targets for 2021. 

Environmental protection indicator set to be revised

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is working to revise a set of indicators evaluating the outcomes of environmental protection in line with the Law on Environmental Protection 2020 that became effective from January 1.

Environmental management innovation needed to reduce pollution

The environment is suffering great pressure from socio-economic activities with an increase in environmental pollution both in quantity and scale, calling for more effective solutions to handle the issue.

The 'crazy' man and the sea

Every time he goes out to catch seafood, Tran Van Cuong collects cans, plastic bottles and bags to raise money for poor students while contributing to the protection of the marine environment.

Top enviromental events in Vietnam in 2021

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has announced the nine most significant environmental events in 2021

Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Vietnam

Vietnam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Bioplastic start-up begins green journey

Having worked in biopolymer research for more than a decade, Doan Van Tung in HCM City began his adventure by founding the iGreen development company in 2020

Securing humanity's future, one tree at a time

It's still early in the summer and Hanoi's skies are a crystal clear blue as far as the eyes can see.

Artists perform in video on environmental protection

The natural world, wildlife and environmental protection are the themes of a video featuring Vietnamese performers on YouTube. 

Environmental polluter becomes protector

While the whole world continues to battle rising environmental pollution, one group of Vietnamese students has found a radical solution to bring to the fight.

Environmental protection must be at the core of socio-economic development targets

Predictions on the intensity and impacts of environmental issues on various aspects of the socio-economy must be highlighted in the draft documents submitted to the 13th Party Congress, 

Vietnam aims to utilise energy saving and environmental protection

Vietnam aims to utilise energy saving and environmental protection by reducing total heat consumption by 2.86 per cent and total power consumption by 8.77 per cent by 2025, and 14 and 9.68 per cent by 2030  compared to figures from 2015 to 2018. 

From old tyres to kids’ fun

Discarded old tyres have been given a new lease of life at kids’ playgrounds in Hai Duong province.