Vietnam Business Integrity Index launched

Vietnam Business Integrity Index launched

The Vietnam Business Integrity Index (VBII), the first of its kind in the country to assess enterprises in this regard, was launched on September 21.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hosts outgoing UNDP Resident Representative

Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hosts outgoing UNDP Resident Representative

MPI- Minister Nguyen Chi Dung hosts a reception for outgoing United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen on August 30.
Partnerships key to green transition

Partnerships key to green transition

Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history, and humanity is living in a climate emergency. Dao Xuan Lai, head of Climate Change and the Environment at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, explains what Vietnamese companies can do in order to plan for the circular economy transition.
Improving innovation in Vietnam through PII

Improving innovation in Vietnam through PII

The PII will contribute to strengthening innovation as well as promoting the development of the private sector and improving the competitiveness of the economy.
Nascent green financing scene soon set for lift-off

Nascent green financing scene soon set for lift-off

As Vietnam is pursuing the energy transition by focusing on developing renewable energy, the country is facing challenges with how to mobilise sufficient financial resources to meet its ambitious targets.
Finance and governance accelerators for Just Energy Transition

Finance and governance accelerators for Just Energy Transition

Initial results of the energy transition to date have proven that finance is not a constraint and new governance solutions are key to a Just Energy Transition.
UNDP roundtable to tackle energy transition financing

UNDP roundtable to tackle energy transition financing

A roundtable with VIR and the UNDP is to discuss strategies for financing a just energy transition.
UNDP regional director arrives in Vietnam

UNDP regional director arrives in Vietnam

UN assistant secretary general and UNDP regional director for Asia-Pacific Kanni Wignaraja arrived in Vietnam on the night of July 27 for an official visit.
Realising Vietnam’s just energy transition

Realising Vietnam’s just energy transition

Vietnam is set to achieve net-zero by 2050. The announcement by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26 in Glasgow was a turning point in the country’s journey to sustainable development.
Roundtable on transitioning to a just energy future

Roundtable on transitioning to a just energy future

VIR and the UNDP will organise a roundtable themed Finance and Governance Accelerators for a Just Energy Transition in Hanoi on July 29.
3Vs for gender-inclusive circular era

3Vs for gender-inclusive circular era

The world is facing three interlinked planetary crises: a climate emergency, environmental pollution, and biodiversity. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, explains why each issue needs to be resolved if humanity is to have a viable future on this planet.
Promoting circular economy from white pollution reduction

Promoting circular economy from white pollution reduction

With as much as 400 million tonnes of additional plastic waste produced worldwide every year, Vietnam has committed to help solve this issue, and VIR will discuss the important topic in its upcoming series of talk shows, starting from June 6, 2022.
EU-financed project tackles sustainable landscape management

EU-financed project tackles sustainable landscape management

A new EU-financed project in Lam Dong and Dak Nong will be developing and piloting an integrated approach to ecosystem management and protection.
Netherlands and UNDP quicken Vietnam’s circular economy transition

Netherlands and UNDP quicken Vietnam’s circular economy transition

The Netherlands and the UNDP cooperate to accelerate the circular economy transition in Vietnam.
Blue economy model gathering pace

Blue economy model gathering pace

Vietnam is in need of a long-term roadmap for developing its potential marine economy in pursuit of its sustainable development strategy by 2030 and in response to climate change – and a fresh scenario for this effort is expected to be a sound answer.
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