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NATURAL RESOURCE ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN VIETNAM

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AGRICULTURE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

Viet Nam promotes sustainable agriculture and rural development by providing freshwater and rural sanitation; having clean vegetables; through agriculture pollution prevention; and in the context of development policies which, together with the adjustment of the structure of agriculture and the rural economy, provide incentives for increased food production.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

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Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

Click here for an overview of Viet Nam's agriculture.
Click here to link to the Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS), a service of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which monitors global developments in regulatory issues in biotechnology.
Click here to go to Web Site of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which includes information on the Codex Alimentarius and the Joint FAO/WHO Food Standards Programme.
Click here to access the Web Site of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
Click here to access the sixteen international agricultural research centers that are members of the CGIAR.
For country reports on Plant Genetic Resources, click here.
To access the FAOSTAT Data Base for information by country, item, element and year, click here:

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ATMOSPHERE

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Viet Nam ratified the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, the Montreal Protocol and its Amendments. on 26 January 1994.
Viet Nam signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on 11 June 1992 and ratified it on 16 November 1994.

Protection of the atmosphere is promoted by not using CFCs and by monitoring and controlling air pollution.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

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Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

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Information 

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Research and Technologies 

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Financing 

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Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

Click here for national information from the Web site of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For the Montreal Secretariat, click here:
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BIODIVERSITY

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Viet Nam signed the Convention on Biological Diversity on 28 May 1993 and ratified it on 16 November 1994. It acceded to Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora on 20 January 1994. It is not a Party to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (as of 1 September 1997). Conservation of biological diversity is provided by the National Action Plan on the Protection of Biodiversity. It has been further supported by the closing of natural forests since 1996 and the protection given Animals in the Red-Book.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.


Click here to link to the Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS), a service of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), which monitors global developments in regulatory issues in biotechnology.
Click here to go to the Web Site of UNEP's International Register on Biosafety.
Click here to link to biosafety web sites in the European Union.
For access to the Web Site of the Convention on Biological Diversity, click here:
For access to the Web Site of the CITES Convention, click here:
For the Web Site of the CMS Convention, click here:
For the Web Site of the Convention on the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage, click here:
For the country-by-country, Man in the Biosphere On-Line Query System, click here:
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DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

Vietnam has not ratified the International Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Drought and/or Desertification Particularly in Africa (as of 17 June 1998).

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

For access to the Web Site of the Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought, click here:
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ENERGY

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Click here for an overview of Viet Nam's oil, gas and mining.

Click here for basic statistical data for countries in the ESCAP region, including statistics on demographics, education, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, finance and production, land use, transport and international tourism.

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FORESTS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

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Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

At the moment, Viet Nam has only 20% of its natural forests. In order to protect what remains, natural forests have been closed since 1997.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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FRESHWATER

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands came into force in Viet Nam on 21 January 1989.
The objectives of this area are promoted by disease protection, increasing the proportion of the population with access to clean water, improved access to health services at communes and local communities, especially in rural and mountainous areas, and by preparing a Law on the Protection of Underground Water.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

Click here to visit the Web Site of the Ramsar Convention.

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LAND MANAGEMENT

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

The management of land resources is provided by the Law on the Protection and Management of Land Resources.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

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Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

Click here for basic statistical data for countries in the ESCAP region, including statistics on demographics, education, employment, energy, national accounts, external trade, finance and production, land use, transport and international tourism.

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MOUNTAINS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Sustainable mountain development in Vietnam is supported through the preparation of a National Action Plan on the Protection of Biodiversity, the Mining Law (1966), and through closing natural forests.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

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Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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OCEANS AND COASTAL AREAS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

Viet Nam ratified the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on 25 July 1994.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.


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TOXIC CHEMICALS

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

There is a Premier Minister Decree governing environmental management of toxic and dangerous products.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

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WASTE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Solid Waste and Sanitation

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

Viet Nam is managing its solid wastes.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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Hazardous Wastes

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Viet Nam is implementing a Decree of the Premier Minister on the Management of Hazardous Wastes.

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

No information is available.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

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Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

For direct link to the Web Site of the Basel Convention, click here:

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.

Radioactive Wastes

Decision-Making: Coordinating Bodies  

Decision-Making: Legislation and Regulations

Decision-Making: Strategies, Policies and Plans 

Viet Nam is preparing a draft policy on the management of radioactive waste.

Decision-Making: Major Groups involvement 

No information is available.

Programmes and Projects 

No information is available.

Status 

No information is available.

Challenges

No information is available.

Capacity-building, Education, Training and Awareness-raising 

No information is available.

Information 

No information is available.

Research and Technologies 

No information is available.

Financing 

No information is available.

Cooperation

No information is available.

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This information was provided by the Government of Viet Nam to the fifth session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development. Last Update: April 1997.


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