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Official Gazette

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tags: environmental protection
Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management Gov. enacts new policies on construction investment project management
From March 3, owners of construction investment projects must work out technical and managerial solutions for ensuring efficient energy use, resource conservation and environmental protection.
Prevention and combat of corruption in management and protection of precious and rare wildlife Prevention and combat of corruption in management and protection of precious and rare wildlife
Vietnam is amongst countries with high biodiversity in the world where the livelihoods of many people depend on the nature. Unfortunately, the existence of many wildlife species in the country is in danger. There are numerous reasons behind this sad situation and corruption is believed to be one of main causes as it promotes illegal wildlife trade and, therefore, threatens the survival and sustainability of wildlife species.
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 (the Law), 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.
Final session of the 14th legislature decides on top leadership positions Final session of the 14th legislature decides on top leadership positions
The 11th sitting, the last meeting of the 14th National Assembly (NA), will devote much time to deciding on 25 leadership positions of the State, according to the agenda of the session which opened on March 24 and is expected to last until April 8.
Vietnamese ambassador runs for re-election to International Law Commission Vietnamese ambassador runs for re-election to International Law Commission
Vietnam’s permanent missions to the United Nations (UN) in New York and Geneva have recently sent diplomatic notes to the UN and countries informing the candidacy of Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao to the International Law Commission (ILC) for the 2023-2027 tenure, marking the official start of the Vietnamese candidate’s campaign for re-election to the UN’s important body.
Official Gazette issues Nos 133-139/2020 available on March 25 2021 Official Gazette issues Nos 133-139/2020, available on March 25, 2021
Govt. proceeds with economic development national competitiveness improvement solutions Govt. proceeds with economic development, national competitiveness improvement solutions
Right on the first day of the year, the Government adopted two resolutions, coded 01/NQ-CP and 02/NQ-CP, on major tasks and solutions for implementation of the 2021 socio-economic development plan and improvement of the business environment and national competitiveness.
National program on hi-tech development launched National program on hi-tech development launched
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision on the national program on high technology development through 2030, which aims to develop and master 20 prioritized technologies in different sectors.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
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.

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