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Friday, December 3, 2021
Tags: Law on Environmental Protection
Vietnams position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Vietnam’s position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Nguyen Hong Thao and Le Thi Anh Dao The establishment of a legally binding instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and Vietnam’s need for participation The access to, use and benefit sharing of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have not been comprehensively governed by existing international law, whilst marine genetic resources are becoming the subject of competition due to substantial economic benefits those resources provide. Cognizant of growing threats to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the General Assembly of the United Nations has issued a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study BBNJ issues since 2004, followed by the convening of the Intergovernmental Conference with four sessions held between 2018 and 2020 to elaborate the text of the BBNJ instrument .
Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection, effective from 2022, introduces numerous breakthrough policies concerning environmental criteria-based classification of investment projects, environmental licenses, circular economy, response to climate change, responsibility for environmental incident prevention and response, application of best available techniques, environmental audit, and mechanisms to enhance environmental protection law compliance. This article highlights the above policies as part of the State’s environmental protection efforts.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Top ten legal documents in 2020 Top ten legal documents in 2020
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include Investment Law, Enterprise Law, Law on Environmental Protection, Decree 41 on the extension of time limits for payment of tax and land rental, Decree 132 tax administration of enterprises having affiliate transactions, among others.
One resolution one bill passed at NAs November 16 meeting One resolution, one bill passed at NA’s November 16 meeting
Legislators adopted a resolution on urban administration model in Ho Chi Minh City and the revised law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control on November 16 during the plenary session of the National Assembly’s 10th sitting.
Legislatures year-end meeting to pass seven laws three resolutions Legislature’s year-end meeting to pass seven laws, three resolutions
The 10th sitting of the National Assembly opened on October 20 in Hanoi was expected to proceed via video conferencing till October 27 and to gather for face-to-face discussions during the plenary session from November 2 to 17.
NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development
Opening the 10th session of the National Assembly in Hanoi on October 20, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked lawmakers to devise effective measures and orientations to bolster sustainable socio-economic development.
NA Standing Committees 49th session opens NA Standing Committee’s 49th session opens
The National Assembly Standing Committee convened its 49th session in Hanoi on October 12 afternoon to prepare contents to be submitted to the NA’s 10th session.
More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time
Stepping into a new decade of the 21st century, along with economic opportunities, Vietnam has to face numerous challenges, including environmental pollution and degradation. This article reviews the country’s environmental protection work over the past years and proposes some recommendations in the upcoming time.
NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting
The 47th meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened in Hanoi on August 10.

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