Growing bioenergy plants in abandoned mining sites could help with environmental protection and climate change adaptation, experts have said at a recent workshop in Hanoi.
The environment ministers of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed at their talks in Jeju, the RoK, on October 22 to cooperate in conducting research on biodiversity preservation and the use of natural resources in Vietnam.
An ASEAN declaration on climate change is expected to be scrutinised and approved at the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (AMME 13) in Hanoi from October 26 to 31, said the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
A workshop on the implementation of the Biodiversity Law in Vietnam over the past six years took place in Hanoi on October 19.
Vietnam must improve the management of its numerous reservoirs to protect the rights and interests of residents in the downstream areas, and to optimise the efficiency of its water management and hydropower projects, experts said during a conference on the subject last week.
Critical protected wetland areas and linked landscapes in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and Thai Binh province in the north will be conserved under a four-year project launched on September 9.
The 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME 13) is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from October 26 to 30, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
Vietnam plans to start a new scheme to monitor environmental resources to prevent natural disasters, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) published the National Environment Report 2014 on June 24 with a focus on the rural environment in the past five years.
The ‘Strategic mainstreaming of ecosystem-based adaptation in Vietnam’ project was launched in Hanoi on May 29 following a signing ceremony on execution agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ).
The Prime Minister has approved a proposal on holding a limited tender to choose a factory to build research ships to explore the marine environment and its resources.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for the simplification of administrative procedures in the field of natural resources and environment, especially relating to land, to make them more convenient for both people and management agencies.
Vietnam’s Sea and Island Week 2015 will take place from June 1-8 in response to the United Nations World Oceans Day (June 8), according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
Several foreign countries recycle and reuse waste to protect the environment and save natural resources, but this has not received the attention it merits in Vietnam, environmental experts said.
A meeting was held in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An on March 23 to mark the World Meteorological Day (March 23, 1950) by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and city authorities.