First Vietnamese honoured with world’s foremost environmental prize

First Vietnamese honoured with world’s foremost environmental prize

NDO – Nguy Thi Khanh, Director of Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) has become the first Vietnamese citizen to be honoured with the Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s highest award for grassroots environmental activists.  (Apr 24, 2018)

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HCM City seminar launches emission reduction project

  Apr 14, 2018
NDO/VNA – A seminar was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 13 to launch a 2018 Project to Support the Planning and Implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (SPI-NAMA). 

New individual of world’s rarest turtle found in Hanoi

  Apr 12, 2018
NDO – An additional individual of the Swinhoe's Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), the world’s most endangered turtle species, has been found at Xuan Khanh Lake on the outskirts of Hanoi, thanks to the efforts from the Asian Turtle Programme (ATP) of Indo-Myanmar Conservation (IMC), a UK based conservation charity. 

Vietnam's forest data 2017 announced

  Apr 05, 2018
NDO - Vietnam had over 14.4 million ha of forest by the end of 2017, including over 10.2 million ha of natural forest and 4.1 million ha of planted forest, as announced by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). 

Rare red-headed crane dies in Tram Chim National Park

  Apr 05, 2018
NDO – A 25-year-old male red-headed crane died at dawn on the morning of April 3 after six days under the care of staff at the Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong district, in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.  

Financial sector helps boost transition for low-carbon economy: experts

  Mar 29, 2018
NDO – Vietnam’s financial sector needs to play a key role in the transitional efforts to develop a low-carbon, climate-resilient, economy through re-orienting investment to more sustainable projects, while accounting for environmental and social risks, experts have suggested. 

Quang Nam launches project on climate change response

  Mar 28, 2018
NDO - The Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony in Tam Ky city on March 27 for the launch of Truong Son Xanh, a US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project on climate change response in the locality. 

World Bank offers advice on reducing agricultural pollution in Vietnam

  Mar 23, 2018
NDO - The World Bank has advised Vietnam to take action to address pollution in agriculture, warning that the problem could undermine the country’s success as an agricultural commodity export powerhouse. 

Hanoi: Over 1,000 people join walk in response to Earth Hour campaign

  Mar 17, 2018
NDO - More than one thousand people walked along the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake in central Hanoi on March 17, to raise awareness on saving energy and environmental protection, as part of the Earth Hour campaign.  

FAO helps Asia-Pacific’s agriculture adapt to climate change

  Mar 16, 2018
NDO/VNA - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is cooperating with its member states in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as the relevant social organisations, to improve the agricultural sector’s adaptation to climate change and reduce the impacts of weather phenomenon. 

Businesses urged to protect Ha Long Bay

  Mar 14, 2018
NDO/VNA – Businesses were urged to increase their involvement in addressing the environmental challenges caused by the operation of cruise ships in Ha Long Bay, during the fifth leadership committee meeting of the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance in northern Quang Ninh province on March 13. 

National land database to be completed by 2020

  Mar 12, 2018
NDO/VNA - A national land database is due for completion in 2020 and information on land from the smallest administrative unit to the central level will be available. 

Vietnam to host various activities in response to World Water Day

  Mar 08, 2018
NDO – A wide range of activities will be held across Vietnam to observe World Water Day 2018, an annual event celebrated on March 22, as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  

Making Earth Hour campaign more practical and effective

  Mar 05, 2018
NDO - The Earth Hour Campaign 2018 in Vietnam has officially been launched in Hanoi, under the theme “Go More Green”. 

Vietnam International Water Week kicks off

  Mar 05, 2018
NDO – The Vietnam International Water Week (VACI 2018) opened in Hanoi on March 4, as part of the activities to mark World Water Day on March 22.