Environment

UNHRC passes climate change resolution co-created by Vietnam

UNHRC passes climate change resolution co-created by Vietnam

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) carried out final discussions of its 35th session in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 22-23, adopting 36 resolutions and a presidential statement, including a draft resolution on climate change and human rights co-created

Three quakes struck north in June: scientists

Three small earthquakes have hit the northern region this month, scientists say.

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Illegal sand excavation ravages Chu River

Illegal sand excavation has continued keeping rampant along the Chu River in the northern central province of Thanh Hoa.

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Authorities claim central region coastal waters safe

The Deputy Director of General Department of Environment Hoang Van Thuc has announced that waters off four central regions is now apparently safe for tourists.

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Tightened environmental protection at thermal power plants

Vietnam will face grave consequences if it does not take strict action against pollution while striving to achieve the goal of 7% annual economic growth and power sector's 11% annual growth.

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 Ex-Secretary of State Kerry pledges US support for Vietnam’s clean energy

The United States is willing to support Vietnam more in responding to climate change, especially in developing clean energy, sustainable infrastructure and smart water resources management, said former US Secretary of State John Kerry at his talks with a

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 Vietnam targets 42 percent forest coverage by 2020

Vietnam aims to increase the nationwide forest coverage to 42 percent, equivalent to 14.4 million hectares, by 2020, according to the target programme on sustainable forest development during 2016-2020 recently approved by the Prime Minister.

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Three-day rain in northern region, flooding feared

Heavy downpours are expected in the northern region until June 21, with warnings of flash floods and landslides in mountainous provinces.

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