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Monday, January 30, 2023
Tags: the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection
Human rights protection and the use of new energies Human rights protection and the use of new energies
The 2013 Constitution of Vietnam has clearly stated in its Article 43: “Everyone has the right to live in a clean environment and has the obligation to protect the environment”. Against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, this principle must be strictly adhered to so as to ensure the human rights related to the living environment, especially with the use of green energy, clean energy and renewable energy for sustainable national development.
People to face fines for not sorting garbage from August People to face fines for not sorting garbage from August
Violators of domestic waste sorting may face a fine of between VND 500,000 (USD 21.4) and VND 1 million (USD 42.8), according to a decree recently issued by the Government.
Guiding text of Environmental Protection Law available Guiding text of Environmental Protection Law available
With 169 articles arranged in 13 chapters, Government Decree 08/2022/ND-CP dated January 10 contains significant provisions detailing the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection.
Vietnam to ban plastic bags from markets by 2030 Vietnam to ban plastic bags from markets by 2030
Vietnam will ban the use of all plastic bags, even in wet markets, from 2030, according to an official of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Extended producer responsibility: review of 15 years implementation and solutions for mandatory application Extended producer responsibility: review of 15 years’ implementation and solutions for mandatory application
Regulations on extended producer responsibility (EPR) have been enacted in Vietnam since 2014. However, their implementation seems to be ineffective. This article reviews the implementation of EPR regulations over the past 15 years and introduces solutions for making such regulations mandatory for producers and importers.
Environmental protection law promotes waste sorting at source Environmental protection law promotes waste sorting at source
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection stipulates that before December 31, 2024, all households must sort domestic waste prior to discharge.
New law promotes awareness of environmental protection New law promotes awareness of environmental protection
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection, which took effect at the beginning of 2022, has timely institutionalized many new policies of the Party and State related to environmental protection.
Japan boosts all-round cooperation to help Vietnam realize zero-carbon society: Ambassador Japan boosts all-round cooperation to help Vietnam realize zero-carbon society: Ambassador
Japan will promote comprehensive cooperation from policy, technology to financial issues with Vietnam to help it realize a zero-carbon society, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio has affirmed in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet).
Compensation for environmental damage under the Law on Environmental Protection Compensation for environmental damage under the Law on Environmental Protection
Effective on January 1 this year, the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection (the Law) has new provisions on compensation for environmental damage as compared to the 2014 version. Such provisions are introduced in Section 2, Chapter X of the Law, from Articles 130 thru 135.
Six laws come into force from January 1 Six laws come into force from January 1
From January 1, six laws will come into force, including the Law on Environmental Law on Vietnamese Guest Workers, Law Revising the Law on Handling of Administrative Violations, Law on Vietnam Border Defense, Law on Drug Prevention and Control, and Law Revising the 2015 Statistics Law and the List of National Statistical Indicators.

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