EU carbon tax plan compels local suppliers to step up

EU carbon tax plan compels local suppliers to step up

Vietnamese manufacturing exporters will be under pressure to invest in greener solutions once the European Union adopts a resolution on placing a carbon tax on some products from outside the bloc that do not meet decarbonisation standards
Quality breeds aiding rural families

Quality breeds aiding rural families

Frequently hit by natural disasters, many households in the northern province of Nam Dinh have been able to have better livelihoods thanks to rearing groupers – a type of fishery product with high economic effectiveness – and planting mangroves to protect locals from natural disasters.
Circular economy at the core of growth resurgence

Circular economy at the core of growth resurgence

By bringing enterprises on board to maximise the use of natural resources, the circular economy can play a crucial role in promoting comprehensive and sustainable growth in Vietnam in the next decade.
Long way to go in Vietnam’s sustainability goal journey

Long way to go in Vietnam’s sustainability goal journey

All the policies guiding implementation and budget expenditure for sustainable development are ready in place. However, there remain a lot of shortcomings to develop sustainable business models.
Embracing sustainable finance efforts

Embracing sustainable finance efforts

ASEAN member states are actively increasing efforts on developing policies, initiatives, and incentives to encourage development of the sustainable finance agenda, with some countries issuing action plans and blueprints for the financial sector to support the agenda. 
AES and 5B accelerating transition to solar energy

AES and 5B accelerating transition to solar energy

The strategic investment by AES in solar innovator 5B enables the deployment of solar projects much faster and with twice the energy from the same land.
New projects add drive to local energy sector

New projects add drive to local energy sector

Vietnam is expected to see a new wave of energy investment, making it increasingly attractive to investors who have however  proposed the removal of some barriers hitting them.
How Vietnam can lure private funding to cut GHG emissions

How Vietnam can lure private funding to cut GHG emissions

Vietnam used to be a poor country with only negligible greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but that has changed dramatically in recent decades. In 2015, Vietnam published its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Solar rooftops and micro-grids require guiding breakthrough policy directions

Solar rooftops and micro-grids require guiding breakthrough policy directions

Rooftop solar development in Vietnam seems to be immune from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic thanks to its government’s concrete measures.
Sustainable buildings fit for tomorrow

Sustainable buildings fit for tomorrow

Which hurdles face the construction of buildings that ensure comfort, healthiness, enrichment of local culture, and environmental friendliness?
New renewable energy policy enters limelight

New renewable energy policy enters limelight

Vietnam has demonstrated significant progress in promoting renewable energy thanks to its policies over recent years, but it remains in question whether or not the development of solar and other energies in the nation’s new energy development strategy for the next decades can take centre stage.
Planning for an energy-rich future

Planning for an energy-rich future

Thanks to the government’s recent mechanisms on renewable energy, Vietnam is doing all it can to facilitate further attraction of the private sector.
Towards greener, healthier urban lives

Towards greener, healthier urban lives

Green buildings and energy-efficient realty projects have received much global attention in past years and the latest moves from the government show that Vietnam is refusing to be left behind.
Chan May initiative brings the power

Chan May initiative brings the power

With an eye towards long-term, sustainable power development to fuel Vietnam’s ascension to become an economic powerhouse, the Chan May LNG Power Plant project is being launched to help fuel job creation and economic development in a post-pandemic economy.
Irex’s large steps forward to expand Vietnam’s renewable energy industry

Irex’s large steps forward to expand Vietnam’s renewable energy industry

In June, IREX Energy JSC – a member Solar Bach Khoa Group (SolarBK) – began co-operation with Jiangsu Luneng Energy Group from Singapore to build a manufacturing site for photovoltaic (PV) cells and solar modules, with a total capacity of up to one gigawatt peak, illustrating a giant leap for IREX, SolarBK, and Vietnam as a whole.
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