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Law No. 82/2015/QH13 on Natural Resources and Environment of Sea and Islands

legislation type Legislative
Law
Passed in 2015
Pursuant to article 1, this Law regulates general management of natural resources and environment rights, obligations and responsibilities of agencies, organisations and individuals in general management and protection of natural resources and the environment.

The Law comprises 10 Chapters:
  1. General Provisions
  2. Strategy;
  3. Fundamental investigation and scientific research;
  4. General planning;
  5. Management;
  6. Control of pollution, coping with spill of oil, toxic chemicals and sea dumping;
  7. General monitoring and supervision, information and database system;
  8. International cooperation;
  9. Responsibilities for general management; and 
  10. Implementary provisions.

Notably, the Law includes several references to climate change.

For instance, article 4(3) advances increasing efficiency in coordination with pollution control, prevention and coping with sea and island environment problems, climate change and rising sea levels. 

Furthermore, articles 9(1)(b) and 9(2)(a) mention as principles and foundations for the formulation of the strategy for exploitation and sustainable use of natural resources and environment coping with climate change and rising sea levels.

Chapter III; Chapter IV; and Chapter V all consider adaptation to climate change and rising sea levels in various provisions.

Lastly, pursuant to article 72(1)(dd), Vietnam shall seek international cooperation regarding these two issues. 


Documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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