Energy efficiency: a critical priority for Vietnam

Energy efficiency: a critical priority for Vietnam

The importance of energy efficiency is not to be understated. The International Energy Agency estimates that energy efficiency improvements could contribute as much as 47 per cent of reductions in energy-related CO2 emissions achievable by 2030.
Leveraging plural values of mangroves to mitigate climate change

Leveraging plural values of mangroves to mitigate climate change

MARD and the UNDP hosted a workshop on November 21 on leveraging the plural values of mangroves to meet climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
Green budgeting an investment for the future

Green budgeting an investment for the future

At the second panel of the Sustainable Development 2023 forum on November 16, experts shared comprehensive action plans for advancing sustainable practices.
Technology investment key to sustainable agriculture

Technology investment key to sustainable agriculture

At the Sustainable Development 2023 conference in Hanoi, experts underscored the critical role of technology in advancing sustainable agriculture, noting the need for precise farming methods and the long-term cost benefits of initial investments in digital transformation.
The priority steps required for successful JETP mobilisation

The priority steps required for successful JETP mobilisation

I commend the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and other key ministries for the second consultation on the draft resource mobilisation plan (RMP) of the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). Over the past two months, the draft has improved significantly, benefitting from about 500 comments from concerned partners.
Climate-resilient ponds handed over in Dak Lak province

Climate-resilient ponds handed over in Dak Lak province

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak witnessed the handover of climate-resilient ponds to residents on October 31.
Getting a head start with a big push - developing quality human resources for Vietnam

Getting a head start with a big push - developing quality human resources for Vietnam

Despite significant economic progress since the 1980s, Vietnam is at risk of falling into the middle-income trap, which denotes the tendency for productivity growth to slow as countries exhaust easy gains from early-stage growth strategies.
Greener principles will light a path for climate victory

Greener principles will light a path for climate victory

We are facing a triple planetary crisis with three interconnected challenges: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.
Social impact business finalists receive tech and financial support

Social impact business finalists receive tech and financial support

Thirty social impact business (SIB) finalists will receive a tailored six-month, one-on-one coaching service along with VND100 million ($4,260) as seed funding.
Deforestation-free agricultural production and trade

Deforestation-free agricultural production and trade

The UNDP and the Vietnam Forestry Development Department organised an event on deforestation-free agriculture that took place on April 25.
Hanoi among localities with high public administration performance index

Hanoi among localities with high public administration performance index

The capital city of Hanoi scored over 43.9 points out of 80 in the 2022 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), which was freshly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on April 12.
Indonesia, UNDP cooperate to develop new capital as sustainable city

Indonesia, UNDP cooperate to develop new capital as sustainable city

Indonesia's new capital city (IKN) Nusantara Authority and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are collaborating to build a sustainable city in IKN Nusantara, East Kalimantan.
Vietnam moving towards deforestation-free coffee production

Vietnam moving towards deforestation-free coffee production

Vietnam is moving towards deforestation-free coffee production on the back of some recent EU regulations.
Resource mobilisation at top of agenda for net-zero dream

Resource mobilisation at top of agenda for net-zero dream

With its huge need for funding to fulfil its international commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, which has been backed by an international initiative, Vietnam is set to formulate new policies this year to mobilise more resources.
'Doctor for Everyone' telehealth system scaled up

'Doctor for Everyone' telehealth system scaled up

The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare signed MoUs with the Ministry of Health of Vietnam and with the UNDP regarding cooperation in telemedicine applications to improve access to health services for disadvantaged groups.
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