The keys to financing a just energy future

The keys to financing a just energy future

Vietnam has made an international commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. Kanni Wignaraja, assistant secretary-general at the UN and regional director for Asia-Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme, writes about how the country can transition to a just energy future, with finance and governance accelerators.
UNDP regional director’s visit to Thanh Hoa province

UNDP regional director’s visit to Thanh Hoa province

On the last leg of her Vietnam’s visit, UN assistant secretary-general and United Nations Development Programme ( UNDP ) regional director for Asia and the Pacific Kanni Wignaraja joined leaders and people in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa to plant mangroves as one of the most effective nature-based solutions to enhance coastal community resilience to climate change and their livelihood.
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.
Towards a green and resilient future for Vietnam

Towards a green and resilient future for Vietnam

More people worldwide are beginning to understand the climate catastrophe on our doorsteps, and governments and businesses are attempting to set goals to help avert it. Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, looks at the need for a robust system of climate governance in order to meet the targets.
Cooperation at heart of major efforts to protect ecosystem

Cooperation at heart of major efforts to protect ecosystem

On the occasion of the World Environment Day this year themed “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.”, Caitlin Wiesen, resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam, talked with VIR’s Thanh Dat about Vietnam’s efforts to protect the environment in pursuit of sustainable development.
Vietnam setting standards in pandemic response

Vietnam setting standards in pandemic response

It is timely to be discussing the fight against COVID-19 now, as a new wave of outbreaks occurs across ASEAN region.
Equipping localities in climate fight

Equipping localities in climate fight

Being one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters and climate change, Vietnam annually suffers from huge losses.
Modern technology complementing flood-resilient home creations

Modern technology complementing flood-resilient home creations

Many poor locals in five coastal provinces are being supported with storm- and flood-resilient homes that can protect them during disasters. However, these gifts are not simple dwellings, but scientifically designed and solidly built, as well as supervised during their construction through state-of-the-art technology.