(VOVworld) - 85 environmental projects have been implemented over the past 10 years, helping raise public awareness about environmental protection. This was stated at a conference to review 10 years of coordinated efforts to protect the environment for sustainable development, co-organized by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Association (VUSTA) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The participants said international cooperation has not only helped mobilize financial resources but also improved the image of Vietnam, recognizing the contribution made by scientists and technology experts to resolving regional and global environmental issues. Since 2005, the VUSTA has managed to mobilize between 2 and 3 million USD for scientific and technological activities including cooperation in environmental and climate change research. … [Read more...] about 85 projects raise public awareness on environmental protection
Awareness about environmental issues
Photography contest to raise public awareness of environment issues A photography contest themed "Climate change: effects on our lives", organized by the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists (VAPA) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam, was launched in Hanoi on Tuesday, the Vietnam News Agency reports. The contest also honors the Delegation of the European Commission to Vietnam for its assistance on environment protection. Via photos, the organizers hope to enhance public awareness about environmental issues and to encourage people from all walks of life to join forces in protecting the living environment and limiting the impact of climate change. The organizers will accept black and white or color (size 30x40 centimeters or 30x45 centimeters) submissions which must have been photographed between 2005 and now. Entries will be received from November 25, 2008 to February 16, 2009 and can be submitted to VAPA at 51 Nguyen Van Cu Street, Hanoi. … [Read more...] about Photography contest to raise public awareness of environment issues
VietNamNet Bridge - People in Viet Nam are not getting the information they need to combat the country's serious environmental problems. This is according to a survey reported by the Viet Nam Environment Administration at a recent conference on protection of the in-danger Dong Nai river. … [Read more...] about Public thirsts for info about environmental problems
A group of students in Hanoi have decided to organize a project which uses various forms of art, including photo exhibitions, paintings, and plays, to talk about social issues. [/caption] Meaningful action … [Read more...] about Vietnam students use art to raise awareness of social issues
Southeast Asia plays an important position in the discussions about the global environment, because of the complex issues in terms of politics, economics and society, this region are still facing with many environmental issues across borders, including with transboundary haze and pollution, water resources management in the Mekong sub-region, environmental issues in the South China Sea and the trade exchangeof natural resources. Transboundary haze and pollution Forest fire is considered one of the reasons causing biodiversity degradation in Southeast Asia. Because forest fires will generate smog and then it spreads to other countries. Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand had been impacted severelyby forest fires in Indonesia. It is noteworthy that, forest fires in Indonesia come from large-scale oil palm plantations for commercial purposes. The problem which needs to be solved is that the economic benefits and environmental damage - a trade-offs of a country has caused impacts … [Read more...] about How to cope with environmental issues across borders?