U.S. Embassy Hanoi launches “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment”

HANOI, August 24, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, in partnership with Hatch! and Swiss EP, launched the “Vietnam Challenge for Our Environment” to create practical solutions for agricultural, industrial, and household waste, and solve plastic, carbon, and chemical pollution problems. Environmental problems negatively impact human health and quality of life.  In spite of growing ...
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The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime

HANOI, May 11, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project. U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Permanent Deputy Minister of MARD Dr. Ha Cong Tuan, representatives of the MARD Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Elephant Day

HANOI, August 11, 2017 – In recognition of World Elephant Day, which falls on August 12, the U.S. Embassy is calling attention to these majestic creatures and their plight for survival, especially Vietnam’s wild elephants. With this year’s World Elephant Day theme “Be Elephant Ethical” in mind, the U.S. Embassy organized a panel at the American ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates World Oceans Day

HANOI, June 7, 2017 – On June 7, the U.S. Embassy convened a panel of Vietnamese and international experts in recognition of World Oceans Day which falls on June 8.  The panel, opened by Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Susan Sutton, featured Mr. Brian Bean with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Vietnam Forests and ...
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World Wildlife Day Empowering Vietnam’s Youth to Protect Wildlife

Hanoi, March 3, 2017– In recognition of World Wildlife Day today, members of the conservation community in Vietnam are encouraging young Vietnamese to be part of the solution and ‘speak up’ for the protection of endangered wildlife species. Each year on March 3, World Wildlife Day aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and ...
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United States and Vietnam Working Together to Combat Wildlife Trafficking

Hanoi, November 18, 2016 – In support of the Government of Vietnam’s commitment to effectively enforce its conservation laws and international treaties to protect endangered and threatened species, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius announced the new U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Saving Species project to reduce wildlife crime. Global wildlife crime continues to ...
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2016 Photo Contest: Our Ocean, One Future

Official Photo Contest Rules  This contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Hanoi, and U.S. Consulate Ho Chi Minh City. Description of Contest Objectives Our Ocean conference:  “Our Ocean, One Future,” will be hosted by Secretary Kerry in Washington, D.C., on September 15-16, 2016, focusing again on the key issues of ...
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U.S.-Vietnam Joint Announcement on Climate Change Partnership

U.S. Department of State Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 22, 2016 The Government of Vietnam, represented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, and the Government of the United States, represented by the Department of State, fully appreciate the need to combat global climate change, one of the ...
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Opening Remarks by DCM Susan Sutton at the Workshop “Implementing the Environmental Commitments of the TPP Agreement”

(as prepared) 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 Pullman Hotel, 40 Cat Linh, Hanoi Good morning, Vice Minister Tran Hong Ha, thank you for those insightful remarks. Your leadership will be important to Vietnam’s success in using its international environmental commitments to improve the environment and well-being. I would also like to recognize some key ...
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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Air Quality Monitor

AQI Reading on 2016-02-17 16:00:00 158 Unhealthy if at this level for 24 hrs The U.S. Embassy has installed an air quality monitor to measure PM 2.5 particulates as an indication of the air quality at the Embassy’s Chancery building at 7 Lang Ha street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. For more details on air ...
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20th Anniversary Celebration in September 2015 – Environmental Cooperation

During the month of September, the U.S. Mission’s environment team celebrated 20 years of environmental cooperation between the United States in Vietnam through a series of visits and special events. To help us celebrate the anniversary, acting Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment and Science Judith Garber traveled from Washington, DC to Vietnam from ...
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Vietnam Challenge for Environment – Call for Researchers and Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Embassy Hanoi in partnership with Swiss EP and Hatch is launching a challenge to match researchers with entrepreneurs to create sustainable solutions not only to help our environment, but also to stimulate Vietnam’s academic research and encourage startup innovation. Why: Environmental problems negatively impact human health and quality of life. In spite of growing ...
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EPA Administrator Visits Hanoi, Highlights Environmental Cooperation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Hanoi on April 15 – 16 to highlight environmental cooperation between the United States and Vietnam along with the two countries’ regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.  The Administrator underscored the importance of local and community engagement in protecting natural resources. Administrator McCarthy met with Deputy ...
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U.S. EPA Administrator Visits Hanoi

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy handed over to the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) a mercury monitoring unit after a bilateral meeting at MONRE on April 15.  The mercury monitor, provided by the U.S. National Atmospheric Deposition Program, will be transferred to the MONRE’s Center for Environmental Monitoring ...
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U.S.-Backed Public-Private Alliance Promotes Sustainable Approaches for Ha Long Bay

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with Quang Ninh People’s Committee, today launched the “Ha Long Bay Alliance,” a joint public-private effort that will bring together U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, private sector business partners, and key local and national stakeholders to help preserve and protect Ha Long Bay. The Alliance will be supported with funding ...
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