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Fuelled by Forests

The past 20 years in Vietnam have been remarkable. The economy has expanded by an average of 7 percent annually since the mid-1990s and according to the Vietnam Development Report 2011, “poverty has fallen drastically from 60 percent in 1993…

Video Report on the Roundtable on Mekong Dams

A news report by VTC about the policy roundtable "Mainstream Mekong Dams: Implications on Livelihoods, Food Security and Regional Stability" organized by PanNature and the Institute of Legislative Studies (a research body of the National Assembly of Vietnam) on 4th…

Economic growth depletes resources

Experts have decried the excessive focus on economic development that has severely depleted the nation’s natural resource base, and called for urgent measures to redress the problem. Ways to balance the country’s socio-economic development with preservation and efficient use of…

Journalist Worshop Discussed Development and Environmental Trade-off in Vietnam’s Context

In 29 and 30 of May 2008, in Luong Son district (Hoa Binh province), PanNature hosted the journalist workshop to share thoughts and experience with the media on the theme “Development and Environmental Trade-off in Vietnam’s Context” . Environmental experts and journalists got together, discussed and agreed that environmental values should not be sacrified merely for economic benefits.

Confront emerging challenges

The 21st century welcomes a new Vietnam with its rapid changing economy, stable growth, and amazing reduction in the poverty rate. However, this good news can not hide the increasing environmental problems and degradation of our valuable natural resources.
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