The downside of promoting economic development in the Mekong Delta with high intensity has caused many consequences for natural forests, especially mangroves, melaleuca forests, and protected forests. The conservation and regeneration of the wetland forest ecosystem help people improve their livelihoods and adapt to climate change and sea level rise.
The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment is promoting the application of advanced technologies in waste management in order to manage effectively large amounts of waste generated in the city.
The International Organisation for Nature Conservation in Viet Nam and Dak Lak Province are working on a GPS tracking system to help with elephant conservation in the province.
As many as 58 animals of eight species, including civet, king cobra, keeled box turtle, crested bird, cuckoo, yellow-billed starling, red-breasted parakeet, and Japanese zosterop, along with some cobras, were released back to Cuc Phuong National Park on July 2.
The Party Central Committee's Commission for Communication and Education in coordination with the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army held a national videoconference in Hanoi on June 28 in response to World Oceans Day (June 8) and Vietnam Sea and Island Week.
The 8th Ocean Dialogue took place in Hanoi on June 29 under the theme “40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting maritime cooperation in Southeast Asia”, drawing more than 150 direct and 100 online participants, including 15 speakers from 14 countries and territories, and representatives from the UN.
Da Nang and iDE Viet Nam have already inked a cooperation agreement on implementing the DMDP project ‘Creating a Sustainable Circular Economy for Plastic Waste in Viet Nam’ funded by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) at a total budget of VND 34.57 billion.
Appropriate policies and regulations are needed to help fully exploit the untapped potential in developing the maritime economy, which plays an essential role in the socio-economic development of Viet Nam, according to insiders.
Statistics show that the rate of using eco-friendly bags in traditional markets is still very low while Ho Chi Minh City sets a target that by the end of 2022, all supermarkets and commercial centers will use environmentally friendly bags. Government's efforts to encourage use of eco-friendly bags in traditional markets have been unsuccessful.
The Vietnam Environment Protection Fund (VEPF) has contributed importantly to protecting the environment and reducing pollution over the past 20 years.