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…
The management of the exploration and exploitation of natural resources should be strengthened to preserve valuable assets for younger generations, according to attendants of a conference in Ha Noi last week.
In August and September 2008, PanNature conducted field surveys and organized environmental protection planning workshops in Bac Me and Hoang Su Phi districts of Ha Giang province within the framework of the Chia Se Project (Vietnam - Sweden Poverty Reduction Program, managed by the Ministry of Investment and Planning).
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 â€œDevelopment and Environmental Trade-off in Vietnamâ€™s Contextâ€ . Environmental experts and journalists got together, discussed and agreed that environmental values should not be sacrified merely for economic benefits.
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.