Development of recommendations (based on best practices, among others) on how to implement and operationalize the revised Law of Environmental Protection of Vietnam

Since 2019 UfU and Ecologic Institute, commissioned by the GIZ, have been accompanying the legislative process for the amendment of the Vietnamese Environmental Law (LEP), especially the chapters on environmental permits and air pollution control. In the project “Review and assessment of the applicability of international best practices for air quality management in Vietnam” provided decision-makers in Vietnam with examples of successful legislative air quality measures from different countries. Laws of suitable countries (China, South Korea, Thailand, Germany) have been analyzed, best practices have been identified, and their transferability to the case of Vietnam has been assessed.

In late spring 2020, the draft of the amendment of the LEP entered its decisive phase. The Committee of Science, Technology and Environment of the National Assembly of Vietnam is formally in charge of the further revision of the LEP. Until October or November 2020, comments and suggestions by experts can still be sent to the responsible Committee to introduce last amendments to the LEP before it will be passed by Parliament in late autumn.

In preparation for the remaining stages of the amendment of the LEP and the identification of the next steps to be taken after the adoption of the LEP, expert assistance is required in the review of the final draft of the LEP. UfU and Ecologic will, therefore, comment on the draft for the LEP amendment and provide recommendations for further improvements, air pollution control measures, and support in the preparation of the subsequent LEP implementation.


The currently required content of the LEP’s decrees and circulars will be identified, recommendations for the simplification and reduction of administrative procedures in Vietnam will be provided, and various actions plans (Immediate Action Plan; Air Quality Management Plan) will be developed, which will enable the competent Vietnamese authorities to take action for the improvement of air quality management in Vietnam.

Here you can find the publication series on air quality management action in Vietnamese provinces and cities produced within the project: