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Marine plastic waste an urgent issue in coastal Việt Nam

Việt Nam needs to carry out practical measures to manage and reduce marine plastic waste to ensure sustainable development of the fishery industry, according to experts at a workshop held in Hà Nội…  


Climate change now code red threat to survival of entire human race

Climate change is a risk multiplier, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK and the upcoming International Conference on Sustainable Ocean Economy and Climate Change…  


The circular economy: Solid commercial and business opportunities awaiting Viet Nam

2020 was one of the warmest years on record globally, while Vietnam has just gone through another historical year of climate extremes. Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human…  


UNDP impressed with PM’s statement at COP26

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is very impressed with the Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s statement at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), which encourages…  


Viet Nam Can Afford a Larger Covid-19 Support Package

Op-ed by Prof. Jonathan Pincus, UNDP Senior International Economist  


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. However, excessive pressure operating at multiple levels and scales…  


Honeybees are transforming the lives of mangrove farmers in Viet Nam – here’s how

Bees are helping coastal farmers in Viet Nam boost their income – and battle climate change. Honey from bee colonies supplements the money farmers make from seasonal fishing. By branching out into…  


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…  


Transparent public communications is key to Viet Nam's success in COVID-19 containment

Viet Nam’s trace and test approach with transparent public communications has been key to this success and it is still the most important immediate measure for addressing the current wave of cases,…  


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