Garbage from take-away food and drinks make up 44 percent of plastic waste found at surveyed sites in Vietnam, according to the World Bank.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has announced a state of emergency following the erosion of 2.7 km (1.67 miles) of coastal embankment.
The country’s ruling Communist Party is committed to environmental action – but only under its own leadership.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment is exploring using emerging technologies to more effectively manage large amounts of waste generated from the city. Applying information technology is an inevitable trend and increasingly popular for environmental protection, the…
The Vietnamese government’s commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of “tax evasion.”
Vietnam should not have a highway running through a world biosphere reserve because it will kill wildlife and degrade its environment, UNESCO’s country office has said.
Nguy Thi Khanh, a globally recognised campaigner on climate and the environment, has been sent to prison for two years.
Levels of particulate matter in Ho Chi Minh City have been falling in the past three years, according to a survey by the HCMC University of Science.
Vietnamese logger turned jungle tour guide Ngoc Anh knows the value of trees.
Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.
Vietnam’s water shortage, especially during the long drought seasons, is widening the gap between rich and poor farmers. Access to a sufficient amount of clean water for agriculture is becoming a luxury in the Southeast Asian nation adjacent to the…
Stroll around any of Vietnam’s major universities, from Hanoi to the Mekong Delta, and ask a student, like Pham Oanh, what concerns her, and like so many other students with their smartphones in hand, her response will be the country’s…
Several researchers have reacted with skepticism and criticism to American experts’ suggestions of Mekong downstream countries paying China for water to avoid drought.
Vietnam on Wednesday arrested a high-profile environmentalist known for taking on the energy industry on suspicion of tax evasion, state media said.
Last week, popular Danish toymaker Lego Group announced plans to build a new manufacturing operation in Vietnam, signed through a Memorandum of Understanding with Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP).
Monitoring results recorded at various stations across Hanoi on Sunday show Hanoi’s air quality index at officially designated “very bad” level.
Vietnam is leading the pack in Southeast Asia for wind power installations with 3.98GW installed as of October, up from 103MW in 2020. The country now ranks among the global top ten markets for installed wind power capacity, even though…
In his speech at 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced that the country would aim for a net-zero emission target by 2050. With this move, Vietnam…
Tour guide Lai Chi Phuc has been counting down the days until travellers return to the white-sand beaches and thick tropical jungle of Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, a once-poor fishing island pushing to be Asia’s next holiday hotspot as pandemic restrictions…
Swathes of land on the shoreline of a fishing village in central Vietnam have vanished after about two decades due to marine abrasion, threatening the livelihoods and shelters of a populace of thousands of people.
Country says it can no longer be ‘rice first’ as it urges farmers in Mekong Delta to change planting techniques or consider alternatives.
Vietnam is targeting carbon emission neutrality by 2050, the country’s industry and trade minister said on Monday, joining scores of countries that have pledged to halt emissions by mid-century or thereabouts in order to stop global warming.
At least 50 million people in Vietnam will be exposed to the impacts of rising sea levels and more powerful tropical storms and typhoons, among other threats.
UNESCO has designated the Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan Province and Kon Ha Nung Plateau in Gia Lai as global biosphere reserves.
Localities in the Mekong Delta have asked for VND8.14 trillion ($352 million) in government funds to build dikes at 76 erosion hotspots.
For visitors to Vietnam, one of the most striking images is that of the bustling roads, with a huge number of motorbikes battling for space with cars, trucks and public transport.