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Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance: Initiatives for Sustainable Natural Heritage Conservation

The first leaders’ meeting of the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance was recently held in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, attended by leaders of Quang Ninh Province and Haiphong City, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, and senior officials from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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Mekong Governments, Civil Society Reach Agreement on Environmental Impact Assessment Agenda

In a ground-breaking agreement, government officials and civil society representatives from across the Mekong region established a working group to develop a regional public participation guideline for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) this week in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Australian support for agroforestry development in Viet Nam

The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is working with ICRAF to test new agroforestry systems in Northwest Viet Nam, explains Nguyen Thi Thanh An.

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Biodiversity mainstreamed in environmental assessment

A workshop by the People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) in Hanoi on March 24 attracted nearly 60 representatives from the Vietnam Environment Administration, Vietnam Administration of Forestry and several national parks and non-governmental organizations. The theme of the meeting was mainstreaming biodiversity criteria in environmental impact assessments in Vietnam.

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After many years, Vietnam authority, investor still struggle to justify bauxite plants

The government has ordered the industry ministry and the Vietnam National Coal and Mining Industries Group (Vinacomin) to submit clarifications for questions raised by local scientists about the country’s first and only two bauxite refinery plants.

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Chinese technology may kill bauxite projects: scientists

The warning about losses that could be incurred by the two bauxite projects in the Central Highlands has become a reality. The Tan Rai bauxite project is predicted to take a loss of VND460 billion in the first three years of operation, while Nhan Co would incur a loss of VND3 trillion over six years.

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Tree-felling fiasco: symptom of a deep-rooted problem

To wake up one day and see hundreds of the trees they take for granted cut down was an earth-shaking experience for the people. The real horror dawned on them as they realised as many as 6,700 trees had been lined up for this apparently senseless execution.

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Ministries hinder ‘green’ campaign

Lack of co-operation at ministry level is hindering the implementation of last year’s Law on Environment Protection.

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Workshop on Key findings of consultative process study in the context of law making process in Vietnam

On 20th March 2015, National Legislative Development Project (NLD) organized a workshop named “Key findings on consultative process study in context of law making process in Vietnam”. The workshop was to introduce some key findings on the consultative process in the law making process in Vietnam and some recommendations to the draft Law on Promulgation of Legal Normative Documents (LPLND).

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Vietnam, riparian neighbors exert pressure on Laos over second Mekong dam

Plans for the second dam across the lower Mekong River continue to put Laos on a collision course with its neighbors and environmentalists who fear a damning frenzy would sabotage the livelihoods, fish species and farmland of around 60 million people.

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