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NGOs recommend fostering renewable energy

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam can meet its future energy demand while still complying with the Paris Agreement if 30GW of coal power, equivalent to 25 coal-fired power plants, is replaced by renewable energy sources. The Vinh Tan Thermal Power Plant in Binh Thuan Province has been a cause of concern over environmental pollution. — VNA/VNS ... Read More »

Forest database key for Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese people can control their own forest resources, ensure food security and diversify their income by using Management Information System for Forest Sector in Vietnam (FORMIS). Farmers prepare seed trees to sell to the market in the Cao Bang northern mountainous provinces. Experts said a forest resource database was needed as the software was not only effective ... Read More »

Steel producer in Ba Ria-Vung Tau fined for importing substandard scrap

VietNamNet Bridge – The southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s People’s Committee has fined Pomina Steel VND4.8 billion (US$210,500) over 17 environmental violations committed by two subsidiaries over the last two years. The Pomina 3 Steel Billet Refining Plant imported over 24 tonnes of scrap steel with impurity rates above the allowed limit in the last three years. — VNA/VNS ... Read More »

Vietnam sets out green ambitions with bold targets for solar, rare earth

Vietnam plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26% increase in household solar energy usage by 2030, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Reuters in an interview. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivers a speech at the sixth Mekong Greater Sub-Region Summit (GMS-6) in the National Convention Center (NCC) ... Read More »

Inspections of exhaust emission yet to be conducted

The Transport Ministry’s scheme approved by the Prime Minister in 2010 to impose checks on motorcycles’ exhaust emission has yet to be implemented by competent agencies to date, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper reports. The exhaust emission inspection has been considered one of the urgent measures to handle environmental pollution in HCMC Statistics of the Road and Railway Traffic Division under ... Read More »

Vietnam makes progress in wildlife protection

VietNamNet Bridge – Since 1994, when Vietnam joined the Convention on Biological Diversity, the government has been making investments in human and financial resources to implement its commitments and protect the country’s biodiversity. Vietnam commits to stop breeding bears in captivity Fauna and Flora International lists Vietnam among the countries with high biodiversity with 13,200 terrestrial plant species, 10,000 animal ... Read More »

Noise pollution in Ho Chi Minh strikes wrong notes

In urban areas, noise pollution is nothing new and is often neglected as an issue for city dwellers. However, it has severe effects on people’s well being and quality of life. browser not support iframe. It is common to see portable karaoke speakers on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City, blasting out ear-splitting music. It is annoying, harming people’s ... Read More »

Vietnam, Italy cooperate in environmental protection

Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Hanoi on June 5.  Representatives of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Italy’s Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea signed a memorandum of understanding signed the MoU The pact aims to lay a basis ... Read More »

Man sentenced for smuggling 7,000 dead sea turtles

VietNamNet Bridge – Central Nha Trang City People’s Court on Monday sentenced a wildlife trafficker to four-and-a-half years in prison for smuggling and processing more than 10 tonnes of sea turtle. In 2014, Education for Nature Viet Nam detected a sea turtle trafficking ring led by two brothers – Hoang Tuan Hai and Hoang Minh Cuong – in the central ... Read More »

Solving the plastics crisis

Known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs, Trat Province, on the eastern coast of Thailand, is struggling with a very real problem. Like other coastal areas in the country, the province is being polluted by the daily dumping of waste into the ocean.  A charred toy sits at the base of Mairood’s largest landfill © MFF/IUCN – Siriporn Sriaram ... Read More »