Vietnamese youth submit special report to COP26 leader

Vietnamese youth submit special report to COP26 leader

The UNDP and the DCC launched the “Youth for climate action in Vietnam” special report along with a dialogue with the COP26 president-designate Alok Sharma.
Green Climate Fund offers Vietnam 30.2 million USD to deal with climate change

Green Climate Fund offers Vietnam 30.2 million USD to deal with climate change

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided 30.2 million USD as non-refundable assistance to Vietnam to help the country deal with climate change impacts.
Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

Farms neglecting agricultural production after installing rooftop solar power projects are being warned by local authorities to resume production soon in line with their project’s licences or face sanctions.
IFC cooperates with REE to support wind projects to advance renewable energy in Vietnam

IFC cooperates with REE to support wind projects to advance renewable energy in Vietnam

As Vietnam transitions to cleaner low-carbon power generation, the IFC is funding the development and construction of two wind projects in Central Vietnam.
Danang encourages new renewable energy projects

Danang encourages new renewable energy projects

Danang encourages private enterprises to develop the renewable energy sector, including offshore projects as well as projects promoting high-tech agriculture.
La Vie factory in Hung Yen granted Alliance for Water Stewardship certification

La Vie factory in Hung Yen granted Alliance for Water Stewardship certification

The La Vie factory in Hung Yen is the second in Vietnam to receive an Alliance for Water Stewardship certification for the protection of water resources.
Vietnam and Norway strengthen cooperation in marine aquaculture industry

Vietnam and Norway strengthen cooperation in marine aquaculture industry

Authorities from Norway and Vietnam co-organised a webinar on developing Vietnam’s marine aquaculture on an industrial scale.
Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables

Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) plans to mobilise 32 billion kWh of renewable energy, including 26.3 billion kWh of solar power, meaning the output of coal-fuelled and hydro-power plants will be reduced.
New green growth strategy to promote carbon-neutral economy

New green growth strategy to promote carbon-neutral economy

The Ministry of Planning and Investment is working with relevant ministries, sectors, and localities to draft a national strategy on green growth for 2021-2030 and vision to 2050.
Renewable energy output up nearly 160 percent during Jan-Apr

Renewable energy output up nearly 160 percent during Jan-Apr

Vietnam’s total output of electricity from renewable energies hit 9.5 billion kWh in the first four months of 2021, up 156.9 percent year-on-year, and accounting for 11.8 percent of the total electricity output, according to a report by the Vietnam Electricity (EVN).
DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

Vietnam’s much-awaited direct power purchase agreement pilot will be an effective tool for global companies to meet their sustainability commitments, but it remains to be seen how Vietnam can meet the green energy demand from global businesses.
Debate intensifies on future of coal

Debate intensifies on future of coal

After one major South Korean coal-fired power financier decided last month to withdraw its participation in foreign markets in the sector, questions have arisen on the feasibility of planned coal-based ventures. However, several experts evaluate the move as a signal for Vietnam to step up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Energy security at risk after forced plant output cuts

Energy security at risk after forced plant output cuts

Many privately-owned renewable power plants have been required to cut electricity output due to the overloaded transmission system, as regulations struggle to keep up with the fast-developing sector.
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