Stories


Green Joy: Grass straws alternate plastic straws

The story of Green Joy was aroused by a viral video of a tortoise, puzzled with a plastic straw in his nose, and from the observation of numerous seashores in the central region flooded with…  


Energy efficient and green buildings towards a low carbon Viet Nam

Construction is an energy-intensive industry, accounting for about 35% - 40% of the total national energy consumption, mostly electricity consumption. However, the industry has a great potential for…  


Mangrove Revitalization in Viet Nam’s Coastal Provinces

Mangroves are a “green wall” that can protect people and their possessions from disasters and climate change. However, in recent years climate change, storm surges, coastal erosion, and conversion of…  


Amplifying the voice of people with disabilities in Vietnam

Meet and get inspired by Thu Huong Dao - Disability Rights Officer at UNDP Viet Nam - who shares with us her journey empowering persons with disabilities in Viet Nam and promoting disability inclusion…  


Green transformation brings Vietnamese agricultural products to the world

“Accelerating Private Sector Engagement in Climate Resilient and Low Emission Investment Opportunities in the agricultural sector in Viet Nam’s NDC” is a part of the UNDP NDC Support Programme with…  


"Now, I am not afraid at all" - Resilient house brings relief in poor coastal village

With three sides facing the sea and many low-lying areas that are easily isolated or flooded, the vulnerable island commune of Tam Hai is often affected by disasters and extreme weather. Located in…  


It’s something we have dreamed of for a long time

Persons with disabilities, who rely on others for safety when storms arrive, are among the people most affected by disasters. Many experienced severe difficulties during the historic-level storms and…  


“This year, I can set my mind at ease”

Sitting in her resilient house, Mrs. Le Thi Dieu (of Tan Thinh hamlet, Tan Thuy commune, Le Thuy district) points to the 2.5m-high horizontal waterline left by the 2020 floods.  


Binh Dinh: The story of "mid-wives" of sea turtles

Recently, in the fishing village of Nhon Hai commune, Quy Nhon city, villagers and local authorities have been very happy and heartened to see female sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs and…  


From Quang Binh to Tokyo

an exemplary story of Cao Ngoc Hung, one of the first athletes from Viet Nam to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics  

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