Net-zero emissions strategy for tech sector

Net-zero emissions strategy for tech sector

Technology plays a vital role in developing long-term solutions to decrease climate-changing emissions and companies can take action to set industry standards.
Global trends in sustainable ocean economy development

Global trends in sustainable ocean economy development

The ocean is the largest and most critical ecosystem on Earth and is inextricably linked with sustainable development of the planet.
Financial powers scratch heads over coal shift

Financial powers scratch heads over coal shift

International institutions are making plans to buy off some of Vietnam’s coal-fired power plants to shut them down as quickly as possible – but while this could reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, national energy security needs to be kept in balance.
Influential institutions look to wind down coal activities

Influential institutions look to wind down coal activities

Some international lenders, funds, and insurers are joining a growing list of financial institutions across the globe retreating from coal-fired power plants, particularly projects in Vietnam and other Asian nations, as concerns grow over the role that fossil fuels play in exacerbating the adverse impacts of climate change.
Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Fostering corporate responsibility in curbing plastic waste

Phan Tuan Hung, director general of the Department of Legal Affairs under the MoNRE discussed the implementation of the EPR concept and related challenges.
Energy developers grapple with deadline

Energy developers grapple with deadline

A series of multi-billion-dollar wind power projects are racing to make a tariff deadline, with potential energy gridlock on the horizon for Vietnam.
The guiding principles in leading the carbon transition

The guiding principles in leading the carbon transition

The carbon transition is accelerating, and every company needs to play a role. The pandemic has intensified the race against climate change, renewing focus on such critical efforts by drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions to reach 50-per-cent reduction by 2030 and net-zero by 2050.
Waiting for forest zoning and carbon credit generation

Waiting for forest zoning and carbon credit generation

Forest zoning for generation and trade of carbon credits is considered an important solution to create abundant carbon storage in Vietnam as well as establish favourable conditions for enterprises to negotiate selling prices.
Building regional strategies for carbon credits in forestry

Building regional strategies for carbon credits in forestry

Vietnam’s forestry system is available for building regional planning in service of exploiting forest carbon credit.
Establishing standards to reach sustainable development goals

Establishing standards to reach sustainable development goals

Vietnam is making efforts to build up smart cities that can be resilient to climate change.
Utilising carbon trading exchange for benefit of all

Utilising carbon trading exchange for benefit of all

Deploying a pilot carbon trade exchange will create a foundation for establishing an official trade exchange, which is expected to start towards the end of the decade. Vu Trung Kien, director of Tan Nguyen JSC – the builder of the SETS - Smart Emission Trading System – talked with VIR’s Kim Oanh about the potential of this sector.
Deforestation past continuing to haunt erosion-hit areas

Deforestation past continuing to haunt erosion-hit areas

More work is required to deal with poor soil conditions and erosion in the central coastal province of Thua Thien-Hue after an environmental scientist made a fact-finding mission last month.
Supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

Supermarkets hammer out details on future of plastics

A pilot project on establishing a plastic alliance of Vietnamese supermarkets and shepherding the retail industry towards the more sustainable production and consumption of plastics was launched on March 31 by the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, along with the Department of Industry and Trade of Hanoi.
Government shows urgency in climate change battle

Government shows urgency in climate change battle

In a bid to ensure sustainable development and economic growth, the government has enacted a fresh action programme on continuing response to climate change, with new mechanisms in favour of private investment.
Tree-planting in Phu Yen lays roots for nationwide goal

Tree-planting in Phu Yen lays roots for nationwide goal

The south-central province of Phu Yen has commenced its plan to plant millions of trees over the next five years, making it a greener locality in pursuit of sustainable development.
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