September 27, 2010 | 06:06
Vietnam’s Labour Code, adopted in 1994, has created a cohesive and comprehensive legal framework for a new labour regime.
September 22, 2010 | 22:10
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) congratulates Vietnam for its progression to a middle income country.
September 22, 2010 | 22:00
A “green economy” is one where environmental sustainability is integrated into economic planning and where economic growth is gentle to the environment.
September 22, 2010 | 21:36
Chu Manh Hung, head of the Ministry of Transport’s (MoT) Environment Department, talks with VIR about the transport sector’s efforts to help Vietnam build a low carbon economy in Vietnam
September 22, 2010 | 21:28
Fast-industrialising Vietnam is seeking ways to mitigate its CO2 emissions to build a low-carbon economy to cope with looming climate change aftermaths.
September 22, 2010 | 21:17
Nghiem Vu Khai, vice chairman of the National Assembly’s Science, Technology and Environment Committee, urges Vietnam to pursue policies to build a low-carbon economy to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and develop an environmentally-friendly energy industry.
September 22, 2010 | 20:50
Since Vietnam started to develop its market economy, foreign direct investment (FDI) and sustainable development have been very important to the country’s socio-economic development.
September 15, 2010 | 15:10
I am planting flowers and ornamental trees. When I was young, I found the winter very cold, with temperatures decreasing to five degrees celsius and there was not as much rain or as many storms as there are now.
September 15, 2010 | 14:24
Extreme weather is challenging many Vietnamese ordinary people. Many have no choice but to take their own adaptive measures to respond to such challenges.
September 14, 2010 | 16:00
A recent study by the East Meets West Foundation shows that climate change adaptation, sustainable development and disaster risk management need to go hand-in-hand.
September 14, 2010 | 15:48
“I am very worried about the weather changing in the last two years. The wind is heavier on the sea and there have been more storms.”
September 14, 2010 | 15:38
There is clear evidence that villagers in Vietnam are observing climate change and this may undermine human development gains.
September 14, 2010 | 15:34
Danish Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Claus Grube in an exclusive interview with VIR, says an agreement at the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, is still possible.
September 14, 2010 | 15:24
Vietnam’s biggest long-term environmental challenge will be how to deal with the projected effects of climate change, which will include more frequent and intense floods, droughts and typhoons, altered river flows, changing wildlife habitats, ocean acidification and the consequences of sea level rises on cities and agriculture.
September 14, 2010 | 14:52
Recently, typhoon Ketsana hit Southeast Asia very hard. It caused the worst flooding in the Philippines in 40 years and then continued its deadly path across the region, causing serious flooding and loss of life in Vietnam and Cambodia.