Zero-waste communities emerge in Hoi An

Reserving a 2,600sq.m garden in Đong Na village in Cam Ha commune – a farming intensive suburban area of Hoi An – local farmers and businesses have joined hands to debut the first zero-waste agriculture and tourism zone in promoting ‘green’ tourism product in the tourism hub.

Nature-based development is a sustainable pathway for Viet Nam

Caitlin Wiesen* UNDP Resident Representative As we celebrate World Environment Day, this year’s theme: “Time for Nature,” could not be more vital. It is a reminder for all of us that nature is the essential foundation for life on earth.

Leonardo DiCaprio calls for protection of Halong Bay’s sister in Vietnam

Lan Ha bay looks like a paradise and needs to be protected from unsustainable tourist activities.

Ecosystem off Cham Islands recovers after COVID-19

Less tourism activities and waste around the Cham Islands – a world biodiversity reserve site – would help the marine ecosystem in waters off the islands recover after the two-month social distancing order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Initiatives to prevent droughts in Central Highlands

Severe droughts in the Central Highlands have affected production and people’s lives. Localities have carried out measures to protect water resources and adapt to the situation.

Da Nang: Coral reefs restoration begins in Son Tra Peninsula

Members of the SaSa Marine animal rescue team have been restoring a complex of coral reefs on the coastal area of the Son Tra peninsula in the central city, reviving the already damaged coral reefs for prolonged existence of ocean species in the area.

Soc Trang islet farmers beat saltwater intrusion, drought by storing water

Switching to high-value crops and adopting advanced techniques have helped farmers in Soc Trang Province’s Cu Lao Dung District cope reasonably well with the effects of climate change and ensure steady incomes.

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

More farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City to be free of plastic bags by the end of this year

All supermarkets, trade centres, convenience stories, and bookstores in Ho Chi Minh City are striving to replace plastic bags with environmentally friendly options by the end of this year.

Pineapple peels used to make eco-friendly enzyme cleaners

They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. So what should you do when life gives you pineapple peels?