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Reducing Pollution Through Partnership in Vietnam: Summary report 2023


Environmental pollution is a serious global challenge affecting the natural environment and human health. Through the Environmental Pollution Programme's scoping year, the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership (RPTP) project (2021/22), JNCC worked with partners in six pilot countries (Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam) to better understand how to tackle the issue. The Environmental Pollution Programme seeks to share expertise and best practice, investing in research to strengthen the capacity of low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce exposure to the adverse effects of pollution. Reducing the impacts of pollution will help to improve human health, whilst assisting in reversing biodiversity loss and therefore, supporting greater ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. The Environmental Pollution Programme is a UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) pollution programme, funded by Defra and delivered by JNCC.

In Vietnam, JNCC collaborated with partners at the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) and the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE), to develop an evidence base on the specific pollution challenges experienced by Vietnam within the country’s environmental and social context. This has helped to improve awareness and supported the identification of priority pollution issues. Defra is continuing to partner with Vietnam as part of the Environmental Pollution Programme, where research will be conducted into the environmental impacts of pesticide use and agricultural open burning as key pollution issues identified during the scoping year.

Available here is a one-page summary of the activities which took place in Vietnam over the duration of the scoping year.

Further information about the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership scoping year project can be found on the RPTP webpage.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2023·01·01

This report has been produced and published by JNCC as a summary of the outputs from the scoping year of the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations.

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·06·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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