UNESCO launches programme seeking youth ideas to eliminate plastic ocean

UNESCO launches programme seeking youth ideas to eliminate plastic ocean

NDO – A ‘Youth Innovative Ideas for an Ocean without Plastic’ programme was launched in Hanoi on July 14 to boost the key role the youth play in developing ideas and implementing initiatives to deal with plastic waste in the ocean. (Jul 14, 2020 17:00:51)


Winners of UPU letter-writing contest announced

  Jun 27, 2020 11:02:57
NDO/VNA – Close to 600,000 letters were sent from around Vietnam to the 49th holding of the Universal Postal Union (UPU)’s International Letter-Writing Competition, for children under the age of 15. 

Innovation Challenge launched to tackle plastic pollution in ASEAN

  Jun 25, 2020 11:24:30
NDO – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), on June 24 launched an ASEAN-wide innovation challenge to deal with plastic waste in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay and Thailand’s Koh Samui (Samui Island) in 2020, followed by Indonesia and the Philippines in 2021. 

Vietnam establishes Thai Thuy wetland as a nature reserve

  Jun 25, 2020 11:05:25
NDO - The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has designated the coastal wetland in Thai Thuy District in the northern province of Thai Binh as a nature reserve. 

Turning waste into a resource

  Jun 19, 2020 12:03:47
NDO – On average, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi produce about 9,000 tonnes and 6,500 tonnes of waste per day, respectively. In many countries around the world, a significant amount of waste is converted into a resource. While in Vietnam, waste is still a huge burden. To turn waste into a resource, or to recycle, the first step is to sort waste at its source. But, in fact, most Vietnamese people are still unfamiliar with that “first step”. 

Project helps Tra Vinh's farmers adapt to climate change

  Jun 18, 2020 17:26:32
NDO – Nearly VND81 billion (US$3.49 million) has been disbursed by the climate change adaptation co-sponsoring fund (CCA) to support over 7,400 poor, near-poor and Khmer ethnic households headed by women in the Mekong River Delta province of Tra Vinh during 2014-2019 period. 

Spreading the love for nature to the community

  Jun 13, 2020 18:42:27
NDO – Le Thi Trang (34) has been named among the world’s top ten conservationists, called the “Hotspot Heroes”, in 2020 by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), for her efforts in protecting biodiversity in Vietnam. 

Norway funds projects to tackle waste and plastic pollution in Vietnam

  Jun 08, 2020 17:25:14
NDO – Two projects to tackle waste and plastic pollution in Vietnam were co-launched by the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at a seminar in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province on June 8. 

“Youth and Innovation for Ocean” Initiative launched

  Jun 08, 2020 16:20:50
NDO – UNESCO in partnership with the Coca-ColaFoundation launched the “Youth and Innovation for Ocean” Initiative in Hanoi on June 8 with the aim of empowering students and young professionals to devise solutions to reduce and recycle plastic waste in coastal regions in Vietnam on the occasion of the World Oceans Day. 

Walk in Hanoi calls for environmental protection

  Jun 07, 2020 16:52:12
NDO/VNA - A walk was held around Hoan Kiem Lake at the heart of Hanoi on June 7 morning to raise public awareness of environmental protection. 

WB approves credit to support Vietnam’s response to climate change

  Jun 06, 2020 17:06:54
NDO/VNA – The World Bank in Vietnam announced on June 6 that the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved US$84.4 million of credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Vietnam’s multi-sectoral policy reforms so as to promote climate-resilient landscapes and green transport and energy systems. 

World Environment Day observed in Vietnam

  Jun 05, 2020 16:25:32
NDO – The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held a meeting in Hanoi on June 5 to celebrate World Environment Day 2020, which is themed “Time for Nature”. 

Biodiversity conservation for sustainable development

  Jun 05, 2020 13:12:20
NDO – Over many years, biodiversity has become a global problem, with millions of plant and animal species facing the risk of extinction due to human impacts. 

Book on Greta Thunberg hits Vietnamese shelves

  Jun 05, 2020 12:46:17
NDO – The Vietnamese version of a book on Greta Thunberg, a teenage Swedish climate activist whose persistence has sparked a global movement, was introduced to readers at a ceremony held in Hanoi by the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and Thai Ha Books Company. 

Hanoi and major cities see better air quality in May

  Jun 05, 2020 10:15:13
NDO - The air quality of major Vietnamese cities in May was better than in previous months, with a significant improvement in the capital of Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.